How to Authorize a Mac or Windows PC in iTunes

With iTunes, users can buy and download music, apps, books, movies, and a lot more. However, owing to the manufacturer’s licensing system, in order to access this purchased or downloaded content on a device, users need to authorize the device in iTunes.

Some users may find it difficult to authorize their Mac or Windows computer in iTunes. However, it can be easily done with a few easy steps. Follow the guide to learn how to authorize Mac or Windows computer in iTunes.

Steps for authorizing a Windows 10 computer on iTunes

  1. Launch iTunes on the PC.
  2. If you aren’t already logged in, then do it now.
  3. Click on Account located in the menu bar above iTunes.
  4. If you cannot see it, then hit the Ctrl+B keyboard shortcut.
  5. Now, from the drop-down menu, go to Authorizations.
  6. After that, choose Authorize This Computer.
  7. Input the password and click on the Authorize button.

Steps for deauthorizing a Windows 10 computer on iTunes

  1. Go to iTunes.
  2. Enter the Apple ID and password for signing in.
  3. Now, click on the Account tab at the upper portion of the screen.
  4. If the option is not available, then hit Ctrl+B.
  5. Now, hover the cursor over Authorizations to open more options.
  6. Click on Deauthorize This Computer.
  7. Input the password.
  8. Click on the Deauthorize option.

Steps for authorizing a Mac computer on iTunes

  1. Navigate to iTunes.
  2. Log in to your iTunes account using your Apple ID.
  3. Now, click on the Account tab located at the upper segment of the screen.
  4. Go to Authorizations.
  5. Now, pick the Authorize This Computer option.
  6. Key in the password.
  7. Hit the Authorize button.

Steps for deauthorizing a Mac computer on iTunes

  1. Double-click on the iTunes app icon.
  2. When it opens, log in to the account.
  3. Click on Account located in the upper central region of the screen.
  4. Now, click on Authorizations option from the pull-down menu.
  5. In the pop-out menu, select Deauthorize This Computer.
  6. Input the password.
  7. Finally, click on the Deauthorize button.

How to check the number of available authorizations?

Are you attempting to authorize a computer and it got rejected? Well, you might have exceeded the limit of devices in the authorized list. You can authorize a maximum of five computers in iTunes. Let’s go through the process of checking the authorized list.

Windows 10

  1. Launch the iTunes app on the computer.
  2. Log in to the iTunes account.
  3. Click on the Account tab situated in the upper portion of the iTunes window.
  4. Or else, just hit the Control+B keys.
  5. Click on View My Account from the drop-down menu,
  6. Now, just key in the password.
  7. Click on the Sign in button.
  8. Navigate to the Apple ID Summary segment.
  9. You will now be able to view the computers authorized to use iTunes.

MacOS

  1. Open the iTunes app on the Mac.
  2. After that, sign in to the iTunes account, if needed.
  3. Go to the Account tab positioned in the top portion of the iTunes screen.
  4. Select the View My Account option from the drop-down menu,
  5. After that, just enter the password.
  6. Hit the Sign in button.
  7. Head to the Apple ID Summary part.
  8. You will now be able to see the computers authorized to use iTunes.

Harry Williams is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Harry Williams has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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