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Potential fix for macOS Catalina Apple Music and TV+ login issues

It has been a long while since I wrote something on this page. For the past days, since I upgraded my MacBook Pro to macOS Cataline 10.15.1, I have been struggling with a very annoying issue. I have not been able to log in to the new Apple Music and Apple TV apps to enjoy the subscription services that I pay for. I have now found a solution that is a good workaround for me so I want to share this with the internet and other people who struggle with the same problem as I did. No re-installation or new account creations is required!

After some searching on the internet I found the solution in two discussions over at Apple: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/250828009 and https://discussions.apple.com/thread/250816289

A big shout out to Serge Rosenthaler who provided the workaround that fixed my problem to these discussions.

  • Sign out of iCloud vis the System Preferences app on your Mac
  • Open the Terminal application and execute the following commands
sudo -v
*** enter your Mac password ***
killall -9 accountsd com.apple.iCloudHelper
rm -rf ~/Library/Accounts
killall -9 accountsd com.apple.iCloudHelper
  • Restart your Mac
  • Open the Music app and sign in to your account via the Account menu in the menu bar
  • Repeat the previous step for the TV and Podcasts apps if required
  • Open system preferences and sign in to iCloud

A simple Mac OS X maintenance shell script

I, like so many of my fellow Macintosh users want to keep my OS X installation well maintained. So i sat down and read a few man pages describing those nifty cli utilities that are included in OS X. Since OS X is a UNIX style operating system I decided to create a small shell script to perform the following maintenance tasks for me .

Repair Filesystem Permissions
Verify Disks
Run Periodic (cron) jobs
Update Prebindings
Verify Preference Files
Displa Cache size
Clear Cache

If you find the script interesting and want to use it on your mac you need to perform a few simple steps:

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