How to Change Your Computer Authorizations on Your iTunes

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When a computer is authorised with your iTunes account, the music, videos, and other items you have downloaded from iTunes are allowed to play on that computer. When an iTunes account is deauthorized, your iTunes downloads are not allowed to play on that computer. Through authorisation and deauthorization, you can control which computers can play your content bought from iTunes. One iTunes account can be authorised on no more than five computers.

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    Deauthorize and Authorize Computers

  1. 1

    Open iTunes by clicking on the iTunes icon.

  2. 2

    Click "Store" on the menu bar, and then click "Deauthorize This Computer."

  3. 3

    Enter the Apple ID and password of the account that you want to deauthorize from your computer, and then click "Deauthorize."

  4. 4

    Authorise a new iTunes account on your computer by clicking "Store" and then "Authorize This Computer." Enter the Apple ID and password of the account you want to authorise, and then click "Authorize."

    Deauthorize All Computers Allowed to Play Your iTunes Account

  1. 1

    Click on "iTunes Store" on the left side of the iTunes screen.

  2. 2

    Sign in to the iTunes Store by clicking on "Account" in the top right corner. Enter your Apple ID and password. Once you sign in, your ID will appear where "Account" was located. Click on your ID and type your password again.

  3. 3

    Select "View Account," and then click "Deauthorize All." The "Deauthorize All" button will only be available if you have five authorisations and have not used "Deauthorize All" in the past year.

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