Computer Authorizations in iTunes

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by neumannu47, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. neumannu47 macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2011
    My new iPhone has only been authorized on one computer, my work laptop. Just now when I connected to iTunes to install an app, I had to authorize again. Now iTunes says, "4 machines are authorized to play content purchased with this account." Some of that must be left over from my iPod that I no longer have. How do I clean up iTunes?
  2. iPhoneCollector macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2010
    authorize one more machine so that you have 5 authorized machine in total then go tho the control panel in itunes and press de-authorize all. then you can authorize them again one by one. note you can do this only once a year.
  3. neumannu47 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2011
    Is there no way to see which machines they think are authorized?
  4. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    No way to tell which ones are authorized. It's probably computers that you no longer have or that don't exist. Replace the hard drive and it thinks you have a new computer. The secret is to unauthorize the computer before you make major upgrades.

    In your case follow the advise above by authorizing the fifth machine and then you can unauthorize them all in your iTunes account. :cool:

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