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How To Authorize A Computer On iTunes

Anything you get from the iTunes store is secured with DRM. DRM refers to the Digital Rights  Management that helps to secure the privacy of all of your contents. In fact, it is only you, if you are privileged, who can access the contents and not others.  No doubt it provides you with high security, but the users find some difficulties too. With its nature of preventing the contents, it becomes a struggle for you to share your contents over variant platforms. Therefore, you ought to should have the added permission before you get access to the contents. Hence, you need to confirm the ownership first. However, this becomes the reason for the authorization of your computer on iTunes.

So, you must be wondering” how to initiate the process of authorizing a computer on iTunes?”. Well, in this article you will find some methods that will help you to authorize your computer on iTunes. This authorization process is restricted to the Mac OS and Windows 10 Operating System. That is, you can have access to use any iOS devices obtaining iTunes as well as your Apple ID account without knowing any limit. However, a user is also barred to five systems only. Therefore, in this article, we have come up with some useful methods that will help you to authorize your computer on iTunes. So, let’s have a look at the things that you need to know before moving on to the main process.

Mark The Following Points Before Authorizing Your Computer On iTunes

There are a few things that you have to keep your eyes on before stepping to the actual process. Though the whole process appears to be so easy, it may cause conflict if you are ignorant of these things. Hence, the authorizing process comes along with restrictions that you should be aware of. Here are a few of them that you should check:

  • A user is allowed to authorize up to five computers only.
  • You are not allotted to authorized a separate computer via iTunes. Here, you need to log in on the computer you are willing to authorize through iTunes.
  • You won’t find any option that will allow you to authorize any device using your iPhone as well as iPad. The third-party applications may claim that, if it happens, we recommend you to avoid it.
  • Apart from that, you should deauthorize your computer before you reinstall the Windows Operating System. However, it will add two computers to authorize instead of one.  
  • Also, note that the same method applies to both Mac and the Windows Operating System.  

Methods To Authorize A Computer On iTunes

You can authorize your different Operating System devices on iTunes following the ways that are given below.

For Windows 10 Users

To the beginners, you should know that Apple allows iTunes two alternative ways for the Windows Operating System devices. You can either follow the regular desktop application version or the Microsoft Store. Here, in this guide, we are showing up the Windows 10 application version. So, follow the steps down below to authorize iTunes in your Windows 10 device.

  1. First, initiate the process by entering into the iTunes.
  2. Next, you need to sign in using your Apple ID if you have not done it already.
  3. Now, you need to navigate to the Account on the menu bar. So, go to the uppermost part of the iTunes window. If you are unable to find any visible sign on the desktop, then you need to enter the following command Control+B.   
  4. After that, select the Authorizations option.
  5. Now, you can proceed with Authorize This Computer option.
  6. Here, you have to enter your Apple password then, click on Enter
  7. Next, tap on the Authorize button and you are done.

For MacOS Users

The MacOS users can follow the below steps to authorize their computer on iTunes.

  1. First, you need to open the iTunes application in your device.
  2. Next, go with the sign in process. Create an Apple ID if you don’t have one.
  3. Now, move to the Account section from the menu bar of your screen.
  4. Then, the authorization option will appear. Now, you need to tap on Authorizations.
  5. After that, you need to select Authorize This Computer from the given options.
  6. Now, type your password and proceed with the Enter key.  
  7. Complete the process by clicking on the Authorize button.

Review The List Of Authorized Devices On iTunes

If you are following the steps but getting it all denied then; it is possible that you have added so many devices on your Apple ID’s authorized list in ignorant. As we have disclosed it earlier, the computer is limited to only five in number. So, you might have to check if you have exceeded the limit.

You can still check the number of authorizations you are left with by following these two methods. The first one is that the Computer Authorizations section offers the users a connected number. If you are running out of the amount of authorized computer, you can never detect the Computer Authorizations option.

Another one in that if you have already used your limited number of the authorized computer then, you might fail in the process. So, for the escape, all you can do is de-authorize the computers that are no longer of use to you and re-authorize the device.

Mac OS Computer Authorization

So, you can see the list of all authorized Mac computers by following the steps mentioned down below.

  1. First, enter into the iTunes software.
  2. Sign in using your Apple ID. Now, move to the Account from the menu bar. If it is not showing up then, proceed with Control+B.
  3. Next, click on View My Account.
  4. Now, you have to type your password and tap on the Enter and go on to the sign in button.
  5. After that, navigate to the  Apple ID Summary part, and you will be able to find out the list of all authorized devices from there.