How to authorize a Macbook Air for iTunes

How to authorize a Macbook Air for iTunes? (Quick Guide 2023)

When you want to buy things on iTunes using your computer, you have to say it’s okay. This is called “authorizing” and you do it with your Apple ID and password. Once you do this, you can listen to or watch the things you’ve bought. If the computer is a Macbook, then you should authorize it first. 

And if you give someone your computer, you should deauthorize it first because it is crucial to save personal things and information. Hence this article will explore how to authorize Macbook Air for iTunes. 

How to authorize a Macbook Air for iTunes

How to give iTunes permission on a MacBook Air?

Here are the steps through which we can authorize MacBook Air for iTunes:

To authorize the Computer:

  • We should provide the computer permission to buy from iTunes by using the Apple ID and password.
  • We’re allowed to grant authorization to as many as five computers at the same time.
  • Each computer we authorize is considered one of our total authorizations.
  • If we intend to authorize a new computer when we already have five authorized, we’ll need to first remove one authorization.
  • We should keep in mind that authorization can’t be accomplished through another computer or an iPhone.

On a MacBook:

  • Firstly, Launch the Music, Apple TV, or Apple Books app.
  • Then I log in using my Apple ID credentials.
  • Access the app’s menu and choose the “Account” section.
  • Click on “Authorizations.”
  • Lastly, from the available options, I will select “Authorize This Computer”

How to deauthorize Macbook Air for iTunes?

 If I’ve got a computer that can’t use iTunes anymore and I want to stop it, here’s what I do: First, I need to say “no” to all my computers, and then I can say “yes” to the ones I still want. I can only do this “no” thing to all computers once a year.

Here’s how it works:

With iTunes:

  • I will Open iTunes.
  • Then go to Account > View My Account.
  • Sign in with the Apple ID (the one I use for iTunes).
  • I will find out where the Apple ID info is.
  • After that, I click “Deauthorize All” next to where it talks about Computer Authorizations.

Using Music or iTunes on a Mac:

  • I will open the Music or iTunes app.
  • Click on Account at the very top.
  • I will sign in with the Apple ID if it asks.
  • Then I will click Account again and move the mouse over Authorizations, then pick Deauthorize This Computer.

Using Music, Apple TV, or Apple Books on Mac, or iTunes on PC:

  • I should open the right app (like Music, Apple TV, or Apple Books) on the Mac, or use iTunes on the PC.
  • From the top menu, choose Account > Authorizations > Deauthorize This Computer.
  • Sign in with the Apple ID.
  • Say “no” to stopping the access.

So, in super simple words, to stop a computer that can’t do iTunes anymore, first say “no” to all the computers. Then, only let the ones we still use say “yes” again. Just remember, we can only do this “no” to all computers once a year.


In conclusion, allowing or denying iTunes access on the MacBook Air is easy. When we type in Apple ID, we’re letting the computer buy and enjoy. Remember, we can let five computers do this together. And every year, we can stop them all if needed. If we want to keep things private, we can remove this permission. It means we’re in charge. This efficient way of working together makes sure the MacBook Air and iTunes stay safe and fun for enjoying little things.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A common reason we can’t authorize a computer is if we’ve already permitted too many. We see, there’s a rule that says we can only say “yes” to five computers at once with our iTunes account.

If we’re using a new Mac with macOS Catalina (10.15 or above), iTunes is now part of the Finder and Music apps. So, we won’t find a separate iTunes app on our Mac. But, if our Mac has macOS Mojave 10.14 or an older version, we can check for updates in the iTunes menu or get the latest version by downloading it from a specific place.

I can’t listen to my music smoothly because iTunes keeps wanting me to say it’s okay for my computer. If you’re being asked over and over again, even though you already said yes before, it might be because something’s not quite right with the music files. They could be broken or not fully downloaded.

Willaim Faulkner

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I’m William Faulkner, author of LaptopsU, a laptop & MacBook review blog. I’ve been writing about laptops & MacBook for over seven years now and I love it! In my reviews, I try to provide accurate information on the specs of each laptop & MacBook, as well as my opinion on how it performs.

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