A Fix for "The iPhone could not be synced because this computer is no longer authorized for purchased items that are on this iPhone"


iPhone not syncing with iTunes and shows error message like “The iPhone could not be synced because this computer is no longer authorized for purchased items that are on this iPhone. To authorize this computer for items purchased from the iTunes store, choose store > Authorize This Computer.”

iPhone could not be synced

Solution 1: Log your Apple ID out of iTunes, and then log back in. Authorize both iTunes accounts.

Solution 2: Delete the app

Delete the iPhone app that has been downloaded from different Apple account (account used for building app or downloading app)

Solution 3 : If you purchasing apps with 2 unique Apple/iTunes IDs

  • First de-authorize and signed out of all iTunes on all your Mac computers.
  • Log out of iTunes on iOS devices.
  • Now sign in to iTunes on 1 Mac and 1 iPhone with main iTunes login.
  • Authorize Mac with main iTunes account login.
  • Then authorize for any other Apple accounts you may have.
  • Finally sync Device

SEE ALSO : iOS 8 won’t Sync Music with iTunes? Here’s how to fix it

Solution 4;-

Instead of syncing just make some changes in any videos or photos and press Apply.

That’s all. iTunes will sync normally. Don’t press sync.

Solution 5:-

  1. Tick the check box”Manually manage Music & Videos”.
  2. Then click Apply, and sync button. ( it will return to usual authorisation error. don’t worry.)
  3. Again unchecked the box for manually manage music, click apply and sync.

Solution 6:-

  1. De-authorize your computer and uninstall iTunes
  2. Clean your computer with CCleaner.
  3. Reinstall new version of iTunes and authorize your computer again.

If you knew any other solutions to fix this error, inform us via comment.

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13 responses to A Fix for "The iPhone could not be synced because this computer is no longer authorized for purchased items that are on this iPhone"

This is what worked for me:

1.) Tick checkbox 'manually manage music & videos'
2.) Switch to music and drag one album to the device
3.) iTunes starts syncing all music

#2 Worked for my hand-me-down phone. Going to File > Devices > Transfer Purchases showed me which app wasn't download through my apple id.

Its because you have "Vshare" downloaded or an app similar to it… delete that app and try it again… after you sync everything to your phone you can then download the other app that needs Authorization. Its because you are authorizing your phone with another server so you can use their free apps. THIS IS A BYPASS ONLY! If you want to Sync your phone with iTunes again you must delete the app that requires you to Re-Authorize and Rinse and repeat! LET ME KNOW IF THIS HELPED!!!. It took me 4 hours to figure out this small problem and how to fix it! 😀

The Solution that worked for me was to Authorise the phone for ALL accounts that I use – I was only authorising one account, I forgot about another email address associated with the phone, Once i had put that in everything worked fine.

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