Deauthorize all computers

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  1. johndallas999 macrumors 6502a

    johndallas999

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    Is it possible to deauthorize all computers a second time in one year? I already did it once apparently and it won't let me do it again until Feb of next year. Do I have to contact apple support or something?
     
  2. guywoodman7 macrumors member

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    I would like to know this as well. Calling Apple is the next logical step though. Give them a call and post what happens.
     
  3. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    I've done this before by filing an email support ticket with Apple. I explained my situation (having already deauthorized all computers for a troubleshooting issue earlier in the year, I then changed jobs and forgot to deauthorize my work MacBook before turning it back in). They were more than happy to oblige.
     
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  5. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    I emailed Apple support and explained that I no longer had two of the five computers and I needed them deauthorized.

    Got an email the next day stating that they had deauthorized all of them and that I should reauthorize my current computer.
     
  6. saving107 macrumors 603

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    If I'm understanding the question correctly, then you don't have to contact Apple to Deauthorize your computer. Simply log into your iTunes Account and then just click on "Deauthorize All" (and I don't believe that their is any limits to amount of time per year that you can do this).

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  7. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    You're not.

    As the OP noted, they'd already done that once (in February) and you can only do it once every 12 months.
     
  8. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    Exactly, but if you contact Apple they'll do it more often if needed. I wonder what the idea behind this restriction is, does anyone know?
     
  9. big samm macrumors 65816

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    thanks for sharing guys. I had several computers that i don't have anymore that was still tied to my itunes id... yeh this feature should be available more than once a year... i wonder why this restriction do excist
     
  10. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    You are correct (www.support.apple.com/kb/ht1420) and I guess I just never realized that their was a limit, I've used the Deauthorize All button before, but I guess not as often as I thought.
     

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