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aindriu Level 1 (0 points)

I am finding the latest version of ITunes very annoying.  No matter if I de-authorise and re authorise mymachine it still keeps asking me for a password to "Sign in to use this computer for automatic downloads".  How can you fix this annoying bug??



It’s really annoying that if you don’t enter a password or click cancel it will keep popping up looking for a password over ALL other programs. 


Can someone tell me how can I get ITunes to remember my password and stop having to re enter it every time I load up ITunes ?

iPod touch, IPod touch Nike+ Sensor
  • CharlesDayton Level 1 (0 points)

    I am also looking for a solution to this.     Even if I go to settings and turn off automatic downloads it keeps asking for the password.


    The only temporary solution I have found is to go to store in iTunes and log out.  That way it will stop asking for the password untill you log in to the store again.


    I don;t know if  Apple has a system for bug reporting, if it does I have not found it.

  • aindriu Level 1 (0 points)

    Does anyone know how to fix this annoying bug ?

  • CharlesDayton Level 1 (0 points)

    If someone knows how to report iTunes bugs to Apple please let me know. 


    Also is anyone else experiencing this bug?   My sistem is running Windows 7 x64 with all latest updates.

  • John777yesthatsme Level 1 (0 points)

    I too am having this problem.  It only pops up twice when I open iTunes, but it is still very annoying.  I have iTunes 10 btw.  I'm running Mac OS 10.6.8 but I doubt that this is the problem.

  • CharlesDayton Level 1 (0 points)

    The previous version (10.5.0)  had a checkbox to remember the password in the pop-up but  it is missing in

  • powerbook1701 Level 3 (565 points)

    same issue in this thread:


    affects me to. Oddly, eventually a box comes up asking to remember password

  • CharlesDayton Level 1 (0 points)

    I still have not got the box. 


    Is there a way to merge threads?

  • aindriu Level 1 (0 points)

    This is really a fundamental part of ITunes and seeing that there are a few threads on the same subject i cant see how Apple have not fixed it ?  Is there a procedure to follow to get the item fixed ?

  • mister9 Level 1 (0 points)

    Nothing to add... same problem here.  Quite annoying...

  • justahobo Level 1 (0 points)

    Someone said they reported the bug on Nov 17  Sometimes  I get "cannot connect to apple store", even though i have dissabled store in parental preferences ..  as a change from the password request twice ... I never enter anything. I don't know if it matters if you do or not.



    I just logged into the iTunes store  having just reset my password which I had forgotten .. I have now  found the wretched messages have stopped .. touch wood. It took me hours to work out how to post here. Now I'm going to sleep. I felt I had to write something before I do. I hope it makes sense

  • sublimeinfluence Level 1 (25 points)

    Probably the worst bug I've ever seen from apple - so unlike them to overlook a foul user experience like this. REALLY tired of having it ask me twice for password. And oh yeah -the preferences that allow you to uncheck the box for auto downloads? Worthless, cause no matter what you choose, once you fire up itunes again you will be asked, again.


    APPLE - how about a bit of logic on this one??


    I've submitted a report via their feedback link: itunes/feedback I encourage ALL of your to do the same. Only way we will get some action on this.

  • justahobo Level 1 (0 points)

    As I said in my last post, I logged into my itunes account in the normal way .. not from the two prompts which annoyed the **** out of me. I then logged out of the store again, and disabled the iTunes store the only way I know how, in parental preferences. The  two prompts no longer appear.

    I do however get a message that i can not connect to the itunes store if I start iTunes with no internet connection.


    This I can live with since it does not seem to affect things like downloading podcasts and/or updating my iPod, which as I recall, was not possible while the password prompts were showing.


    It is a bug which Apple seem to have ignored ..yes I have reported it, but this work around keeps me happy.


    If you don't have an itunes account and have no wish to, I'm not sure how this helps, but if you are posting here then the log in is the same for the itunes store .. not the most secure system perhaps, but that is another topic.

  • CharlesDayton Level 1 (0 points)

    How do you report iTunes bugs to Apple?

  • scottomatic Level 1 (10 points)

    +1 - I've been having to hard reboot my macbook pro to get it to stop. Really f$%king annoying. iTunes prevents me from shutting down when it starts doing this.

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