8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 13, 2011 5:36 PM by Chris CA
extreme mark Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do you de authorize an iPhone or iPad

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (92,730 points)

    Type authorize into the search bar at the top of this page by "Support" and read the article titled:

     

    About iTunes Store authorization and deauthorization

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,515 points)

    extreme mark wrote:

     

    How do you de authorize an iPhone or iPad

    You don't.

     

    What are you trying to accomplish?

  • LaszloMako Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes you can, here's how: support.apple.com/kb/ht1420 - About authorization and deauthorization

     

    Whith choosing deauthorize all computers, you deauthorize all the accessories too you've once authorized with this account (including iPhone, iTouch, iPad). Note, that the article is a bit outdated, now you have the account menu at the bottom of iTunes Store, in the Manage column...later then you have to reauthorize your computer(s) again in the iTunes Store, to use your purchased items - licensed music, whatever. From the Store menu, choose Authorize This Computer. (In earlier versions of iTunes, access this option from the Advanced menu).

     

    Cheers,

    dRm

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,515 points)

    LaszloMako wrote:

     

    Yes you can, here's how: support.apple.com/kb/ht1420 - About authorization and deauthorization

     

    Whith choosing deauthorize all computers, you deauthorize all the accessories too you've once authorized with this account (including iPhone, iTouch, iPad).

    iDevices are not mentioned at all because they are not authorized/deauthorized.

     

    Note, that the article is a bit outdated, now you have the account menu at the bottom of iTunes Store, in the Manage column

    ??? Where do you see this?

    Select the iTunes store in iTunes.

    Click on the account name at top right.

    Select View account.

  • LaszloMako Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Chris,

     

    1, Actually I did the same as I described above, because I thought that there is some bug around this and iCloud (it didn't help me though). It said that I have 3 authorized stuff, and I have only a Macbook, an old Mac Mini, and an Ipod Touch - that's 3, and I'm not aware of anyone else would use my Apple ID elsewhere.

     

    2, Open iTunes, and choose Home (the little house icon at the top before Music, App Store, Books, Podcasts, iTunes U), roll down to the bottom of the window, there is a section called "iTunes Store". There are four columns for me - Explore, Features, Help, Manage. In the Manage column there are four items, called Account, Redeem, My Whish List, Change Country. But it really leads you to the same place

     

    Cheers,

    dRm

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,515 points)

    LaszloMako wrote:

     

    Hi Chris,

     

    1, Actually I did the same as I described above, because I thought that there is some bug around this and iCloud (it didn't help me though). It said that I have 3 authorized stuff, and I have only a Macbook, an old Mac Mini, and an Ipod Touch - that's 3, and I'm not aware of anyone else would use my Apple ID elsewhere.

    If you reinstalled your OS without deauthorizing in iTunes before doing so, that would still count as an authorization.

     

     

    2, Open iTunes, and choose Home (the little house icon at the top before Music, App Store, Books, Podcasts, iTunes U),

    This is in iTunes on the computer?

  • LaszloMako Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Chris.

     

    1, I didn't reinstall this computer ever, however I upgraded from the original Leopard to Snow Leopard, and later from Snow Leopard to Lion. Does this counts as a Reinstall? If so, then it shouldn't have shown 4 authorized computers? (Leo, Snow Leo, Lion, Mac Mini) - As we go deeper, it starts to be even more and more complicated Haha... But I'm really curious about the answer now

     

    2, Yes Here's a screenshot:

     

    http://www.falex.hu/files/screenshot.png

     

    Cheers,

    dRm

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,515 points)

    LaszloMako wrote:

     

    Thanks Chris.

     

    1, I didn't reinstall this computer ever, however I upgraded from the original Leopard to Snow Leopard, and later from Snow Leopard to Lion. Does this counts as a Reinstall?

    No but something could have gotten messed up.

    As before, .iDevices are not counted here

     

    2, Yes Here's a screenshot:

     

    http://www.falex.hu/files/screenshot.png

     

    Okay. You can still click on the account name at top right of the iTunes window.