We all know that feeling. You’re sitting at your computer, iTunes open, and you see that little notification telling you that you have X number of devices authorized to play your tunes. “That’s great,” you think to yourself, “all my hard-earned music is safe from prying ears.”
But then you remember that you bought a new computer last year and got rid of your old one, and suddenly the number doesn’t seem so impressive anymore.
So how do you get rid of those extra devices taking up space on your account?
The good news is that it’s easy to remove or deauthorize computers from your iTunes account.
- The first thing you need to do is open up iTunes and go to the “Store” menu. From there, choose “Deauthorize This Computer.”
- You’ll be prompted to enter your Apple ID and password; once you do that, the computer will be removed from your account.
- If you want to remove multiple computers at once, you can do so by going to the “Account” page in iTunes and clicking on the “Manage Devices” button.
- From there, you can select the computers you want to remove and click the “Deauthorize” button. And that’s all there is to it!
- Now you can sleep easy knowing that your music is safe and sound.
How do I remove computers from iTunes?
If you’re anything like me, your iTunes is a cluttered mess of songs, movies, tv shows, and podcasts, with the occasional book thrown in for good measure.
And buried somewhere in that digital wasteland are one or two computers that you no longer use. Maybe you got a new laptop or maybe you just don’t use your old desktop anymore. Whatever the reason, you want to get rid of those unused computers in your iTunes library. Here’s how:
- Open iTunes and go to the Library tab.
- Find the computer you want to remove and click on it.
- Click the Remove button at the bottom of the screen.
- A window will pop up asking if you’re sure you want to remove the computer from your iTunes library. Click Remove Computer.
- Repeat steps 2-4 for each computer you want to remove from your iTunes library.
And that’s all there is to it! Now you can reclaim some much-needed space in your iTunes library.
What happens if I deauthorize all computers?
If you deauthorize all computers, you’ll be left with a lot of time on your hands. And we all know what they say about idle hands…
But seriously, deauthorizing all computers will have some consequences. For one thing, you won’t be able to access any of your purchased content.
That means no more music, movies, TV shows, books, apps, or games. In short, it’ll be like your iTunes account never existed.
You’ll also lose any purchased ringtones and PDFs. So if you’re thinking about deauthorizing all computers, make sure you’ve backed up any content you want to keep first. Otherwise, you might end up regretting it later.