I use Overdrive to read digital books from my library. After changing to a new iPhone, I was not able to download any books using the Adobe ID. The message I get is "This Adobe ID has been authorized too many times". Does anyone know why this happened and how I would get pass it?
You can only have up to 6 devices authorized at any one time.
If you still have access to another device you no loger use, deauthorize it, and this should free up a slot for the iPhone.
If you can't do that, or it it doesn't free up a slot
Adobe Live Chat: http://www.adobe.com/support/chat/ivrchat.html,
or as a slight short cut try http://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html?product=digital-editions&topic=using-my-product-or-ser vice
Choose topic ‘'Signing into my Account' , and then click on 'I still need help';
then you should see 'Chat with an Agent' at the bottom of the page.
Depending on screen resolution, you may need to scroll down a bit to see the Chat with an Agent' bit, just under 'Ask our Experts'.
'Ask our experts' will indeed just lead you back to this forum.
Sometimes you will get ‘Sorry! All agents are busy— please check back soon.’
Don’t refresh the page, just hang on and it should eventually go to ‘Chat Now, and agent is available’.
They can reset your authorizations, and then you must reauthorize any devices you still need.
(Unfortunately, Adobe haven’t got round to an admin website for viewing and editing authorizations.)
Some of the representatives haven't been properly trained and don't know what to do (and claim there is nothing they can do);
in that case the only way seems to be to give up that chat and try another session hoping for a properly trained representative.
If your problem is with another device using Overdrive, Bluefire, Aldiko or similar third party app, it is recommended not to mention that app when on the chat, just mention that you have run out of authorizations (E_ACT_TOO_MANY_ACTIVATIONS) . Thanks to AJP_Bear for that tip.