10 Replies Latest reply: Jul 28, 2015 2:00 PM by rkent57
jace112 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

iTunes 11 keeps asking for my Apple ID password, is there a way to make it remember it? Everytime I'm updating apps, using the store...


I'm the only one using my computer. I don't want to add more security for iTunes. Everything was fine with previous version. I guess I did check some kind of "remember my password" box before.


Any ideas?

  • McGroarty Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)

    A number of people are watching this question, but no answers so far. Have any of you found help?

  • RogerOut Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    Go to the iTunes store, sign out.  Close iTunes, go to store and sign in. 


    See if that resolves it.

  • McGroarty Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)

    Even though your computer is already authorized with iTunes, select "Store->Authorize This Computer..." and let it authorize again. A dialog will indicate that "this computer is already authorized," however it re-creates the authorization token(s) anyway.


    Roger's advice might help some, but that never worked for me. There might be multiple ways this can fail.

  • Flying Pelican Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    ITunes passwords seem to be interrelated with Safari cookies.  Clearing cookies or resetting Safari causes iTunes to ask for password again.  Frustrating.

  • sudont Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)

    For those who are still having this problem, try deleting:




    They can be found in ~/Library/Cookies

    I was having a problem where neither iTunes.app, nor App Store.app could remember my iTunes Store password. Deleting the above files seems to have worked, so far.

  • Michael Murphy3 Level 2 Level 2 (280 points)

    It seems that this thread may have several intermixed questions re: signing into iTunes Store melded into it. First of all, it would not be secure if iTunes remembered both your user ID & password & just let 'whomever' buy stuff to their hearts desire. If anyone expects the iTunes 'bouncer' to just let you in without checking your ID & password, then you don't understand the very real need for some semblance of security. If you are the "only User" how would Apple know that was true and always true? What if someone sat at your computer & decided to buy the entire Beatles Collection either as a practical joke, or for themselves, you would not be a happy camper, correct?


    On the other hand, the problem of iTunes asking you for your User ID & PW at a redundant level, only to have it query you again and again for your password without letting you in, then I may be able to help you with that -- as it's happened to me plenty of times, & I've found a solution that works fine (at least for me).


    If you open Utilities/Disc Utility/ select your hard drive from the list/ verify permissions/ repair permissions and that's it. The iTunes Store then lets you sign-in no problem.


    I hope this works for those of you that it pertains to.




  • Michael Murphy3 Level 2 Level 2 (280 points)

    Oh... one more thing guys. Right after I wrote this, I bought an iTunes album which I began listening to as soon as it downloaded. Cool. While listening to that, I surfed on over to the Free Song of the Week. Yet, to get that, I had to enter my password again... even though it was free. So there is a fail-safe security mechanism built in ...obviously to protect the user. Anything less could be deemed irresponsible on Apple's part - think about it.



  • sudont Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)

    This is about Apple applications being able to access Keychain-stored passwords. It should happen every time.


    Do you have Keychain activated? If you're worried that someone could take physical control of your computer, make sure that you have to input your Keychain password before sensitive passwords are filled in. Go to the Keychain item(s) in question, select Access Control, and click the box that says "Ask for Keychain password." Then, before someone can download Beatles albums, or worse, Justin Bieber albums, they will need to know your Keychain password. But if someone has physical access to your unlocked machine, music orders could be the least of your problems.

  • Roland von Bremen Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thank you for the hint. I had changed the Apple ID password. iTunes had the old PW somewhere. Signing out and in solved the problem.

  • rkent57 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've had this same problem for the past two years and Apple can NOT resolve.  Now with the latest version of iTunes things are even WORSE!!!

    Now under preferences/edit/store tab there is now a new section in the top area for "Passwords and Purchases". Under each one you can select require after 15 min or not at all.


    Nice idea but it's WORTHLESS! Every time I open iTunes, I have to enter my password 2-3 times, then when it accepts the password, this **** box pops up again and I just have to close it out!


    Apple: GET YOUR **** TOGETHER And FIX these problems!