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This computer is not authorized/this computer is already authorized

By learninmypc
Oct 9, 2015
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  1. When I've backed up my iphone/ipad, I get that some times so I went here https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203160 & after I did what it said, it told me I have it authorized on 5 computers including this one.
    How can it be authorized on 5 other computers when I have only one? I do have the lates version of itunes.
    Today is not the first time this has happened. Totally confused.
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,311   +617

    Authorized on X systems means X devices are sharing your Apple ID.

    If you still have all X, you can unauthorize by connecting a device to iTunes and then use the Unauthorize to drop it from your Apple ID.

    On the other hand (device stolen, lost, broken) you need the assistance of Apple - - I'm told it's difficult to get them to cooperate.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,590   +335

    But,as I said, I only have the one computer so I have no idea where they got the idea I have 5. I did have to change the password because they said it wasn't correct when I knew it was. I have never plugged either iphone/ipad in to another pc to back it up.
    I'll go back to that link & try their other suggewstion:mad::confused:
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,311   +617

    Your iPad, iPhone also count as 1/5 each
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,590   +335

    Ok, I did not know that, thank you :)
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,311   +617

    So, by your count, how many SHOULD there be?
     
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,590   +335

    3, would be my guess. One computer,one ipad & one iphone.
     

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