So I cannot authorise more than 5 devices for iTunes???

Discussion in 'macOS' started by scaramoosh, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. scaramoosh macrumors 6502

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    iTunes sucks enough, does Apple not want you to buy more than 5 of their products?

    I have two iPhones, a Mac, an iMac, iPad and now I have another iMac... why cannot I use them all? Makes no sense....
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    I reauthorised all.... apparently I still have more than 5 authorised... GREATt

    APPLE ARE SO ****ING PAINFUL...

    Every ****ing day I'm on here complaining about something, at leas when I was on Windows it was easy, everything ****ing worked. I mean pirating it all is easier, why re they making it hard to pay for stuff?
     
  2. hallux macrumors 68020

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    It's been this way for a LONG time, where have you been? Any time you authorize a new device, it usually tells you "you have authorized x of 5 allowed devices".
     
  3. Floris macrumors 68020

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    .. you rather pirate everything because it is easier. .. Common now, that's not an argument to support the frustration.

    I do agree that it is strange the limit is still 5 per Apple ID. But that's for things like iMac and laptops, this does not include your iOS devices. (source)

    If you have 3 iPhones and 2 iMacs, then you have 2 systems authorized out of 5, not 5 out of 5.
    in this example you have 5 out of 10 (max) devices associated with that apple-id, and 2 out of 5 (max) systems authorized. Please note the difference. (source)
     
  4. scaramoosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The first time I've ever used iTunes that's why, not going to be using it again, garbage.
     
  5. Floris macrumors 68020

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    It's not my favorite media database and store, for sure.
     
  6. esf215 macrumors member

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    Make sure that you deauthorize any computers that you aren't using. I had a problem where it said I have 5 computers when I really only have three. I found out that my old laptop and iMac were still authorized on my account. I have to deauthorized all devices, then sign back into on my new computer.
     
  7. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

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    What is it about iTunes that makes you think that it's "garbage"? Which use-cases, in your (or anyone's) opinion, should avoid using iTunes; and why?

    I'm curious because it works well for me but that might be because of my use-case -- iDevice management and a music library containing items, imported or ripped, from my own collection.
     
  8. Nikhil72 macrumors 6502a

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  9. esf215 macrumors member

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    But only 5 computers/ PC can be authorize to play music etc through iTunes
     

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