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Is there any way that i can check/edit authorized computers for my idevices??coz 1 idevices can only use up to 5 computers..i already know about de-authorizing computers,but that must be done by connecting the idevice to each computers..maybe there's a way to check/edit it via online websites??please advice..thanks a million

Solved by Chris CA on Oct 3, 2011 2:14 PM Solved

If the computer is wiped/ OS reinstalled, that will remove the authorization (which is stored in /Users/Shared/SC Info/ SC Info.db file) from the computer itself.

Reply by koraygoksu on Jan 15, 2012 10:34 AM Helpful

nearly same happened to me. i only have 2 computers one is macbook air other is sony vaio. and it says i have autrhorized 4 computers and i never plugged my iphone to any other device other than my two laptops....dunno what to do?...

Reply by Tina16 on Jul 5, 2012 7:25 AM Helpful

In order to see which devices are authorized on your account:

 

 

Open iTunes

 

 

Click Store

 

 

Click Account

 

 

Click View Account

 

 

Enter your password

 

 

Look in the second section iTunes in the Cloud

 

 

To the far right you'll see Manage Devices

 

 

Once it's clicked you will see all of the devices currently authorized in iTunes/on your account

 

 

I was going to say, "Hope this helps," but based on the above, I'm pretty sure it did!

 

 

Thanks guys...

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  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.itunes
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    Authorising computers has got nothing to do with connecting devices - it is authorising the computer for your iTunes account, which you may or may not then connect an iOS device to. And no, there is no way to centrally check which computers are authorised for your account, it can only be individually for each computer in iTunes.

  • Carlos Alberto Boton Level 1 Level 1

    Really good hein!

    Now that I reformated and sold 2 of the authorized machines how do you de-authorized them?

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10
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    iTunes

    You can only de-authorise computers either directly on each, or when you've reached the 5 computer limit by logging into your account in iTunes and doing 'de-authorise all', which you can only do once every 12 months - you can then re-authorise the computers that you still use. If you've sold 2 without de-authorising them, then you'll have to wait until you've reached the 5 limit.

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10
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    iPad

    This article explains what King Penguin is describing for you.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1420

  • Claidheamdanns Level 1 Level 1

    Seems kind of dumb not to be able to deathorize a computer remotely. I also have sold computers that I (apparently) did not deathorize, since I only currently have two, but show three authorized computers.

     

    That aside, thanks for the information. It's a good explanation.

     

    One small correction to what King Penguin said: you can deauthorize all if you have reached at least 3 computers on your authorization limit, not necessarily the full 5.

     

    Message was edited by: Claidheamdanns, indicating small correction, based on personal experience, and Mac support docs.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
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    iTunes

    Claidheamdanns wrote:

     

    One small correction to what King Penguin said: you can deauthorize all if you have reached at least 3 computers on your authorization limit, not necessarily the full 5.


    Where do you see this?

    (edit - I see ti now though the article KP linked to still needs to be updated)

     

    And FYI:, deauthorizing all does not actually prevent it from playing any content unless that computer connects to the iTunes store with that account.

  • Claidheamdanns Level 1 Level 1

    Well, that's rather disconcerting! But, I actually sipe any computers I sell anyway, so, even though they may have had authorization, there would have been no content on there.

  • WALTER-MILANO-ITALY Level 4 Level 4

    I also did the mistake not to deauthorize one iMac. I called Apple in Italy and I was told I could deauthorize all my Macs online every 12 monthes but they did not mention any limit (3 or 5). Any way I still have 3 authorized now and will not do any action since I buy a new Mac every 3-4 years

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
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    iTunes

    If the computer is wiped/ OS reinstalled, that will remove the authorization (which is stored in /Users/Shared/SC Info/ SC Info.db file) from the computer itself.

  • Claidheamdanns Level 1 Level 1

    But it apparently does NOT wipe the record with Apple, since I was left with "3 authorized computers" showing, and I only have 2. I did the deauthorize all option, and all is right with the world again.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    Claidheamdanns wrote:

     

    But it apparently does NOT wipe the record with Apple,


    Correct.

    You should deauthorize a computer prior to selling or reisntalling OS/wiping it.

    This clears the authorization from your computer and from iTunes.

  • themuseboy Level 1 Level 1

    Please correct me if i'm wrong but it is not really the computer that gets autherized but the operating system.

     

    I'm running a PC I set up with a dual boot. One for Windows 7 and the other for Windows 8 (alpha), the Windows 7 side is authorized but Windows 8 is not. And based on what I am reading it would be best if I do not authorize Windows 8 iTunes until I have the retail version in about a year.

     

    Mark

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
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    iTunes

    It is acombination hardware/software.

    The OS/boot drive gets the authorization though tou could not pull the drive and put it into another comnputer and it would be authorized.

  • designmerc Level 1 Level 1

    So I've got a new one:

     

    iTunes asked me to authorize my computer tonight after the iOS 5 upgrade, I did, and it said I've used 3 of my 5 authorizations.

     

    But here's the thing - I've only ever plugged it into ONE computer. That computer hasn't been reformatted or had any major changes except for normal system updates.


    ***, Apple? Why can't I go in somewhere and at least SEE what computers it thinks I'm authorized on? Because right now it's totally wrong.

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