iTunes Computer Authorisation?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by marty1990, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. marty1990 macrumors 6502

    Nov 25, 2011
    Bought a couple of songs on my iPad, and when I plugged it into my Mac, iTunes popped up asking me to authorise my computer to play the songs or something? Not sure. Either way, it came up I can use the songs on up to 5 computers. I think that's what it said anyway.

    What's the deal? I thought iTunes was DRM-free now? So does that mean, if I put the songs on my Windows machines, and eventually future computers, after another 5 times, I won't be able to play the songs any more? I'm pretty sure that doesn't happen with songs I've purchased on my Mac.
  2. cerote macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2009
    It just means you can only have 5 computers connected to your itunes account at one time.

    You can deauthorize computers along the way or wipe them all off your account and start over if needed or get do something to your computer but forgot to deauthorize before.

    It's an account more of security type thing not DRM issue I beleive. So no need to worry.

    Only need to do it once for new computers or a new install of iTunes.

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