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How to Authorize a Computer on iTunes

You must ask yourself why you should authorize your computer in iTunes. The reason is simple: Authorization allows iTunes to play protected content from the iTunes Store, sync that content with an iPod, iPhone, or Apple TV, and transfer iTunes Plus content from an iPod, iPhone, or Apple TV to it.

Now let me tell you how to authorize your computer in iTunes. In addition to this query, people are also curious to know how to deauthorize computers in iTunes. But we have already offered a solution.

Additionally, many users have faced an issue where they cannot authorize their computers in iTunes; You can follow this solution.

Step 1. First of all, if you don’t have the latest version of iTunes, you can download it here.

Step 2. Open iTunes on your computer.

Step 3. Select and click Account on the main menu. 

Step 4. A drop-down menu will show some options → Click on Authorize this computer. 

Step 5. A window will ask you to sign in with your Apple ID → Sign in with your Apple ID and password. A message will appear: Computer authorization was successful.

You have authorized one of the 5 available computers.

When authorizing your computer in iTunes, you can find two common errors, which are mentioned here:

Mistake # 1: We were unable to complete your iTunes Store request. The requested resource was not found. There was an error in the iTunes Store. Please try again later.

Mistake # 2: We were unable to complete your iTunes Store request. An unknown error occurred (5002). There was an error in the iTunes Store. Please try again later.

In this situation, don’t panic; just sign out of your Apple ID and sign in again. This should probably solve the problem.

Know how many computers you have authorized

If you have authorized two or more computers, you can check how many computers you have authorized. Follow a simple method:

Step 1. Open iTunes

Step 2. Now click iTunes Store → Click Account. Step 3. Sign in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 4. In your Apple ID Summary, you can check the Computer Authorizations. What happens if I run out of authorizations?

Here is another way to do it.

How to Authorize a Computer on iTunes

Step 1. Open iTunes application on your computer.

Step 2. Sign in with Apple ID and password by clicking on “Account” in the menu bar and then selecting “Sign In” from the options provided.

Step 3. Enter your Apple ID and Password in Sign In window.

Step 4. To authorize your computer on iTunes, select “Accounts” and then “Authorizations” from the menu.

Step 5. Next select “Authorize This Computer” from the sub-menu.

Step 6. You will be prompted to enter the Apple ID and Password again.

Step 7. After entering the Apple ID and Password, press the “Authorize” button.

Step 8. After selecting the Authorize button, a window pop-up appears which shows that the selected computer has been authorized.

Deauthorize the computer you don’t use a lot and that’s one of your five authorized computers on iTunes. If the same computer is sold to another, you must deauthorize your five computers and then re-authorize each one you are using.

Finally, note that you don’t need to authorize your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch because these devices never use your authorizations.