So here's what happened. I recently gave my Windows 7 laptop to my friend because I was gifted a new laptop with Windows 8 (I know. Everyone hates it. Not much I can do about that.). Prior to doing so, I reformatted the HDD so that way he had a fresh OS on there. However, I forgot to back up my music I downloaded from iTunes. I have two iTunes accounts, one for the American store and the other for the Japanese. Since everything I downloaded on the former laptop is gone, I wanted to transfer whatever purchases I have left on my iPhone for music and apps from both stores on my new laptop. So I deauthorized my former laptop plus another computer so that way my new laptop was the only authorized PC for iTunes. Once I connected my iPhone (which still had iOS 6.1.3) to my laptop to sync, the following message popped up.
- This computer is no longer authorized for apps that are installed on the iPhone "XXXX's iPhone". Would you like to authorize this computer for items purchased from the iTunes Store? If you do not authorize this computer, 2 apps, including "ANA", and their data will be deleted from this iPhone.
Cancel Authorize Don't Authorize -
When I click "Authorize", then this error message pops up.
- The iTunes Store is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later. -
I've been getting that error message in iTunes since Thursday night on both my laptop and when I try to connect on my iPhone (while being disconnected from my laptop). However, I updated my iPhone early this afternoon to iOS 7 and I'm able to successfully connect to the Japanese iTunes Store through my iPhone. It's just through my laptop now that's the issue. I need to be able to sync the apps and the music I purchased from the Japanese version onto this new laptop of mine. Until that happens, I believe everything I purchased through the American and Japanese store is stuck on my phone. How can I resove this issue? Any suggestions how I can authorize it? Why am I getting the error message mentioned above? Sorry for the lengthy description, but I wanted to make sure everyone knew the details. If you need further clarification, let me know!