Because of the way iOS works (sandboxing between applications). Each application is it's own device, so for instance activating txtr and Bluefire reader on an iPhone will use up 2 activations (not one).
is there a way to deauthorize an iOS application such that it would decrement the ADE count on authorizations?
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Is there a way for a user to discover what devices or apps they have already authorized, or to learn the number they have authorized? ie something like: My Account / My Authorizations...
( We are a small publisher, now converting all of our print titles to ADE pdfs, and pleased with the results so far — now trying to learn about pitfalls we have discovered, such as an app or device that says it will read the ebooks but does not, but it has eaten an authorization in the process.)
Nope, no user level account management available either, or any way even to see how many computer or device activations are left. They only way a user learns when they have gone to far, is when they try to activate and get a too man activations error. The user must then contact Adobe Support to get their activation count reset.