While many of the device management tasks you’ll need to perform on your iPhone can be done directly from the device, sometimes you may need or want to connect your iPhone to your Mac.
When you do this, you will be able to use iTunes to manage your device as well as the content on iTunes.
Our tutorial will show you how to authorize a computer in iTunes on Mac so you can take full advantage of iTunes on your computer.
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- Open iTunes.
- Select “Shop” at the top of the screen.
- Select Authorize this computer.
- Enter your Apple ID and password.
- Click OK.
Our guide continues below with more information on how to authorize a computer in iTunes on Mac, including pictures of these steps.
All the apps, music, movies, and TV shows you buy through iTunes are associated with your Apple ID.
You can then associate your iTunes installation on your computer with your Apple ID, allowing you to download iTunes content to that computer.
However, to do this, you need to authorize your computer in iTunes.
Fortunately, this is a simple process that you can follow using the steps below.
Mac OS X iTunes – PC License (Image Proof)
You can authorize up to five computers with your Apple ID. If all of your licenses are in use, you will need to deauthorize all of your computers before you can authorize another.
You can then simply re-authorize any computer you wish to use by following the steps below.
Step 1: Launch iTunes.
Step 2: Click “Shop” at the top of the screen.
Step 3: Select the option to authorize this computer.
Step 4: Enter your Apple ID and password when prompted.
Step 5: You will then see a screen similar to the image below showing how many licenses have been used.
Now that you know how to authorize a computer in iTunes on Mac, you can use that computer to manage your iTunes library and other Apple ID content.
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