iTunes: Annoying Sign In Pop-Ups

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by spellflower, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2005
    Every time I launch iTunes, a box pops up that says:

    I always hit cancel, because I don't want automatic downloads, and I don't think I should have to sign in to Apple just to listen to my own music.

    As soon as I do, another box pops up that says:
    I click cancel again, and then I'm finally free to use my computer as I wish.

    Is there a way to stop these boxes from appearing?

    Why would sign in be required to use iTunes to access music on my computer?

    It seems like a pushy way of trying to get users to allow Apple to snoop.
  2. kgs
    macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2012
    I assume it does this to do a few things

    1) Look for purchased content that hasn't downloaded yet (Store->Check for Available Downloads)
    2) Look for updates to apps you've purchased for iOS

    In order to do either of those, it must have your AppleID and password to verify you are who you say you are.

    I don't think Apple is "snooping" so much as trying to a) keep you up to date, b) making sure they take care in security.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2006
    Go to:
    -> Preferences
    -> Store
    -> Uncheck Automatic Downloads for the different sections
    -> Uncheck "Always Check for Available Downloads"
    -> Uncheck "Automatically download pre-orders when available"
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2005
    I keep unchecking Automatic Downloads, but then if I quit iTunes and relaunch it, it asks me to sign in again, and when I go to Preferences, things are all re-checked!

    Is it not possible to use iTunes without being prompted to sign in?
  5. macrumors 68000


    Aug 9, 2011
    yeah drives me crazy too, since i no longer use itunes to connect my devices or use itunes match i just logged out of the account and it have never asked for my password again.

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