9 responses

  1. Freddy Mue
    July 18, 2017

    The authorization process is a mess, does nobody at Apple have more than 5 computers? Why can’t we select a computer to deauthorize it from a central location even if we no longer have it?

  2. Douglas Canton
    July 18, 2017

    … “Instead you must deauthorize every computer that has been authorized, and then” …

    The issue I face are computers that do not work now, that were authorized. There is no way to de-authorize that computer if it must be working for the de-authorize it!

    This is a serious issue. The authorization comes through the app store so the master Apple ID that authorization is extended through should have a listing that you can deactivate authorization from … or some similar mechanism. Who knows when a machine will quit working/HD crash …

  3. Douglas Canton
    July 18, 2017

    I apologize for the double post!
    Answer to my concern (de-authorizing a dead computer):
    Log into your iTunes (Apple ID) and go to the “Account” menu and choose “View My Account”.
    There you will see “[#] computers are authorized to play content purchased with this Apple ID.
    To the right of this is a button “Deauthorize All” …
    This is the only way I am aware of to deauthorize computers you do not have access to! Of course, it makes the work of re-authorizing the computers you you want to have that status, but hey, its better than nothing! :)

  4. Anne
    July 18, 2017

    I currently have an iPad at a repair shop because the battery exploded. The shop will to replace the battery but warned me that it might fail the screen will break.

    Suppose this happens, how do I deauthorize it?

    I hesitate to deauthorize now in case it works.

  5. Vu Le
    July 18, 2017

    Anyone know how to deauthorize for account which has reach limit.

    I got this message : “Including this one, you have authorised one computer out of your available 5. “

    • Tony
      July 19, 2017

      No apple expert, but I do believe that is as it states.
      You have authorised one of your five available.
      Maybe you can remember if you have connected and used itunes on others. Probably not.

  6. Ogles of Kansas
    July 19, 2017

    I have hit this roadblock multiple times. So annoying.

    Sometimes I think nobody at apple uses their own products.

  7. no way
    July 23, 2017

    FFS people do some simple research, log into your itunes account, it’s a SIMPLE process to deauthorize any authorized computer.

    I can’t believe there are so many Apple users who cannot figure out the simplest of things.

  8. n.v.t.
    July 31, 2017

    I took a deeper look at this article and thought ‘There has to be a way to deauthorize multiple mac computers at once’.
    So I searched through Google and found this website. https://support.apple.com/nl-nl/HT204385

    1. Open iTunes
    2. Login using Apple ID
    3. In Menu go to Account > Show my Account
    4. Enter password en press enter/Show account
    5. Below you see Computer authorizations. From there you can click the button to remove all computers.

    To all the users out there. Your welcome :)

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