Can I de-authorize computers that.........

Discussion in 'iPod' started by KevKaos, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. KevKaos macrumors 6502

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    Can I de-authorize computers that.........I don't have access to any longer? To make a long story short. I was in a bad relationship back when I first got iTunes, but now I am not in that relationship and do not have access to the computers that are still authorized on my iTunes account. I would like to be able to de-authorize ALL, and then just authorize my iMac and maybe my wifes computer. Right now I am on computer number 4 of the 5 allowed. I am using a new iMac, and I have the latest version of iTunes.
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    I believe if you go into your account page in the iTunes store, there is a button to deauthorize all which you can click once a year.
     
  3. KevKaos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I'll look for that tonight when I get home. My wife said that she thought there was that same function, but we couldn't find it. Of course we were trying to rescue 3391 songs from my old iPod at the time as well. Thanks for the info.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Yep as above click account then deauthorise all. Then change your password and authorise your computer.

    Obviously you don't have to change your password but if you have never changed it your ex could authorise through your account.
     
  5. KevKaos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good point. I'll have do that. The ex can be petty and vindictive. Thank for the info everyone.
     
  6. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Note that deauthorize all is only available once you have reached the limit of 5 computers. It will not be available until then. Borrow a trusted friend's computer, authorize theirs to reach your 5, and then deauthorize all.
     
  7. KevKaos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    BINGO!!! WE HAVE A WINNER!!! That is exactly what I had to do, and thanks to you all I now have my authorized computers issue. Thank you, thank you, thank you. It was driving me a bit crazy. I actually stopped back here to post the same info. I'll just add the link in case anyone else wants to see the Apple support page on the subject.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1420
     

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