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22-Jan-2012, 01:48 AM #1
Exclamation Solved: Trouble with authorizing mac for iPod touch syncing - please help!
After getting the newest update from Apple for my iPod touch (i think its iOS 5.something), I ran into a problem. When installing (with the device plugged into the computer), i saw the message, This computer is no longer authorized for apps that are installed on the iPod “Zack's iPod”. Would you like to authorize this computer for items purchased from the iTunes Store? If you do not authorize this computer, 15 apps, including “Angry Birds”, and their data will be deleted from this iPod. I sure didn't want to lose my apps and high scores, so I clicked 'authorize'. It asked me to enter my Apple ID and password and so i did and then clicked 'authorize' again. It then gave me a message which said This computer is already authorized. Including this one, you have authorized 4 computers out of your available 5. When I clicked 'okay', instead of my computer being authorized it when back to the first message i mentioned in this post. I tried the process again, and the same thing happened. Is there any one who can help me with this? I really don't want to lose apps/high scores!
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22-Jan-2012, 02:17 AM #2
Unplug the iPod.
De-authorize the computer in iTunes, under Store menu.
Now authorize again under same menu.
Attach iPod and see if any change.
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22-Jan-2012, 02:20 AM #3
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Unplug the iPod.
De-authorize the computer in iTunes, under Store menu.
Now authorize again under same menu.
Attach iPod and see if any change.
Will reauthorizing the computer (w/o iPod) delete the 15 apps? because they are not currently on my iPod, but in my library.
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22-Jan-2012, 02:21 AM #4
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Will reauthorizing the computer (w/o iPod) delete the 15 apps? because they are not currently on my iPod, but in my library.
sorry i meant de-authorizing
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22-Jan-2012, 02:27 AM #5
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Will reauthorizing the computer (w/o iPod) delete the 15 apps? because they are not currently on my iPod, but in my library.
No de-authorizing does not modify any media/apps in iTunes.
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22-Jan-2012, 02:37 AM #6
That worked. I had to do a few extra things though. Thank you so much Headrush!
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22-Jan-2012, 02:40 AM #7
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I had to do a few extra things though.
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