Apple uses an authorization and deauthorization system that allows your computer to access your music, books, iTunes Store purchases, apps, and more. A maximum of 5 computers can be granted access to your content at any one time. So if you have 5 devices and want to authorize a new Mac or PC, you will need to deauthorize another device and authorize the new device. Additionally, before you send your Mac in for repair, you should deauthorize it in case a major component has been replaced. Also, you can’t remotely deauthorize another computer (you can only deauthorize everything…), so you’ll have to handle this process on the actual device itself.
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Find out how to authorize and deauthorize your Mac using the Apple Music app. This means all modern Macs running macOS Mojave, Monterey, Big Sur, Ventura, and newer. This is in contrast to older Macs that deauthorize in iTunes.
How to Deauthorize/Authorize Mac with Apple Music
From the Mac you want to authorize or deauthorize, do the following:
- Open the Apple Music app on the Mac you want to deauthorize or authorize
- Pull down the “Account” menu and make sure it shows the Apple ID you plan to use
- [アカウント]from the menu[認証]and depending on the action you want to take[このコンピューターの認証を解除]or[このコンピューターを認証]Choose.
- Sign in with your Apple ID and password as usual and click to confirm to authorize or deauthorize your Mac.
It should now authorize or deauthorize as intended.
When you try to authorize or deauthorize your computer, you may receive various error messages.
“Cannot authorize more than 5 computers” error
For example, when I try to authorize “You cannot authorize more than 5 computers. You have already authorized 5 computers with this Apple ID. To authorize this computer, you must first deauthorize one of your other computers.” there is.”
If you get this error message, you need to deauthorize all computers or go to the specific device and deauthorize directly.
“This computer is not authorized” error
you might also see “This computer is not authorized. You must authorize this computer to complete this request. To authorize this computer,[アカウント]go to the menu,[認証]please choose. ”
If you receive this error message, you will need to authorize this particular computer directly.
If you have already authorized 5 computers and try to authorize a new computer, you may get stuck in an endless loop of errors between these two messages. To avoid this error loop, deauthorize all computers and then reauthorize all computers individually.
The authorization and deauthorization process is really fun and fluid, makes a lot of sense and is loved by all users. happy time.
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