How to Sync iTunes & Authorize Your Mac
Earlier today I tried to sync iTunes and failed miserably. After a lot of googling, binging, reading and soul searching, I found the answer. Here we go:
How to Setup iTunes Sync & Authorize Your Computers
First, you have to download the latest version of iTunes (10.3). The new version iTunes allows you to sync your music. iTunes sync does not work with older versions of iTunes.
Sign in to your iTunes account. Click the “Sign In” link in the top, right corner of iTunes. (if you can see your email address, then you’re already signed in.)
In the iTunes menu bar, select Store then Authorize This Computer
Enter your iTunes account name and password
At this point, you might be as confused as I was. I entered the exact same username and password that I used to “sign in” to iTunes. This is why iTunes authorization and iTunes sync is going to cause incredible amounts of frustration: “Sign In” is completely different from “Authorizing” in iTunes
When you authorize your iTunes account, you should see a authorization successful box like this:
In iTunes, click “iTunes Store” in the left navigation. Next, click “Purchased” in the far right column
Now, iTunes sync should be working. In this screen you can see all of your recently purchased music, apps and books. Click on the small cloud button to download a specific song or album. Also, there’s a handy “Download All” button at the bottom right of the screen (you might have to scroll down to see it.) This will download everything with one click.
Sync iTunes to Multiple Devices
If you want to sync iTunes to all of your Macs, iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc., you’ll have to follow these steps on each device.
And that’s how you sync iTunes.
Next up, iCloud.