How to Deauthorize Your iTunes Account on an Old Computer


How do I deauthorize my old computers that have been sold? This iMobie Help page is going to show you how to deauthorize the iTunes account on these old computers.


Apr. 20, 2017


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Q: I have a really old Mac computer that's still running 10.2.8 and iTunes 4. I am trying to deauthorize this computer, but when I try, it says that it can't connect to the iTunes Store. (Got it plugged into Ethernet, so Internet connectivity isn't the issue.) Please tell me I don't have to upgrade iTunes just to turn off this account on this computer.

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In order to play music, videos, and other content downloaded from the iTunes Store, each computer you want to play the content on needs to be authorized with your iTunes account.

Each iTunes account can authorize up to 5 computers. In most cases, this isn't a problem--few of us have more than 5 computers that we use. However, those 5 authorizations can get used up quickly if we sell a computer and forget to deauthorize it or if a computer dies before we can deauthorize it.

How to Deauthorize Your iTunes Account

Step 1: Open iTunes > From the Store menu, choose Deauthorize This Computer. (In earlier versions of iTunes, access this option from the Advanced menu).

How to Deauthorize Your iTunes Account

Step 2: When prompted, enter your Apple ID and password, then click Deauthorize.

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