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iTunes propmts for apple ID and password every time is launches

19301 Views 43 Replies Latest reply: Dec 17, 2013 6:49 AM by cerunnos RSS
  • BigGrayGolem Calculating status...

    Same problem here, it's been happening for months. A new wrinkle has emerged in the past few days, in that iTunes insists my password is wrong (even after resetting, it still won't let me log in.) I will address that in another post, though.


    But, yes, it's been asking me to log in every time I launch iTunes. If I am able to log in successfully, it nevertheless asks me again next time.


    I am running it on a Win 7 64 bit system, along with an iPad.

  • jh366 Calculating status...

    The "helpful answer" did not work for me. When I am signed out at least I dont get the annoying pop up anymore. After I sign back in though and close and reopen iTunes the annoying "Sign in to use this computer for automatic downloads" pop up returns.


    So I need to sign out each time to avoid the headache now... I hope there will be a better fix soon.

    I just got a new windows 7 (64-bit) laptop and downloaded itunes and am getting this problem on the new laptop... the funny thing is i have another older windows 7 (64-bit) laptop that i just upgraded to itunes and it doesn't have this problem.

  • PassTheMac Calculating status...

    Try setting browsing to find a " remember me " style option that allows you to stay signed in without the annoying pop-up.  Hope this helps,

  • montasolo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    None of these suggestions pertain to those who don't want to sign in at all, ever.

  • Joy R Calculating status...

    It worked for me - on Windows 7, 64 bit. I hope it keeps on working!

  • BigGrayGolem Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Amazing! Worked for me, too. Win 7, 64 bit.

  • BigGrayGolem Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    First of all, I am running iTunes on a Windows 7 Professional 64 bit system. That may be important ... don't know.


    I noticed that with the update to this verson of iTunes, it stopped asking me twice for the login. So you may first want to be sure you update iTunes to


    Second, be sure iTunes isn't running at all. That's important. Then start in administrator mode and you SHOULD only get one request for a login. Again, this seemed to be fixed with the latest version as of a week ago or so. If you still get two login requests, enter both of them. Be sure iTunes is fully started ... I remember I tested it by playing a track for 10 seconds or so. Then shut it down and make sure it's fully closed out. (You may want to use Task Manager just to make sure, but itunes tends not to stay resident if you close it.)


    Then fire it back up and it should be fine.


    I had automatic downloads set to ON and this worked fine.

  • AshwinRao Calculating status...

    I am experiencing the same thing. It's really bothering me. I have disabled automatic downloads, but still every time I open iTunes it asks me to sign in to enable automatic downloads. As someone had said, once when I open the program and another time when I connect my iPhone 4S. If I hit "cancel" another window pops up, and if I click cancel again it goes away. And this is the weird part.... If I type in my password, it tells me I typed it wrong, even though there is no way I could have typed it wrong because it was copied from my clipboard. In any case, this bug is extremely annoying and it is this reason that I took so long to update in the first place. I was very happy with my old iTunes version, but had to update since I got my new iPhone.

  • jlake3 Calculating status...

    I've exhausted everything from both threads. I've got a Win 7 pro 64bit sp1 laptop with iTunes Safari is not installed, I've never used, ping is off, my account has full admin privileges, iTunes has been repaired, then when that failed to work, completely re-installed, this is my only system with iTunes, I have no other authorized computers. If I sign out of the store, then the issue goes away, but comes back as soon as I log back in.


    Every time I open iTunes I get prompted for automatic downloads. If I accept, it goes away till next time I open it, if not then it always comes back exactly once more before I can get on with my music. This is getting REALLY annoying, as I've got a long password and listen to a lot of music. Is there anything else left to try (or any other things that seem to cause conflicts) other than switching media players or getting my system re-imaged?


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