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SweetPoison54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hey Guys ~

I have posted this question every where and no one seems to know how to help me. I changed my email address at iTunes. Which is my ID, obviously. But it is all set up at itunes, and on my iPad too, via settings.

But ~

When I go to update my 11 updates, it pops up with my old ID/email, which no longer is operating.

So I can't update my apps or purchase from itunes through my iPad. Yes, I have gone to Settings, and signed out, signed back in, with NEW ID/email, and that is all good...


But updating my apps ~ still has my old email.

Help? Please?

HP, iPad 64 with 3G and wifi
  • 1. Re: How to change Apple ID on iPad?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)
    Do you mean you dated your actual AppleID to new address? You did not create a new iTunes account, correct?
    When you get the popup filled in with the previous AppleID, just change it to the updated ID.
    iTunes gets the iTunes info from the app/music and the iTunesID used to purchase is embedded in the file at time of purchase, so it will always do this.
  • 2. Re: How to change Apple ID on iPad?
    SweetPoison54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    *Do you mean you dated your actual AppleID to new address? You did not create a new iTunes account, correct?*
    *When you get the popup filled in with the previous AppleID, just change it to the updated ID.*
    *iTunes gets the iTunes info from the app/music and the iTunesID used to purchase is embedded in the file at time of purchase, so it will always do this.*


    I am not sure what you mean by "dated your actual apple ID to new address" That makes no sense to me.

    It IS all changed to the Apple ID. On iTunes, and in Settings on the iPad.

    BUT......

    When I go to update my apps, you must log in to your account, and the OLD ID is still there.

    Do you understand now?
  • 3. Re: How to change Apple ID on iPad?
    SweetPoison54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    *"When you get the popup filled in with the previous AppleID, just change it to the updated ID*."


    Are you serious right now? Have you ever hit Updates on your iPad and have that window pop open with you ID?

    You can't edit it.
  • 4. Re: How to change Apple ID on iPad?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)
    I am not sure what you mean by "dated your actual apple ID to new address" That makes no sense to me.

    Did you update your AppleID or did you create a new AppleID with a new emaill address?
    When I go to update my apps, you must log in to your account, and the OLD ID is still there.

    Go to the app store, click on Featured at the bottom, scroll all the way down, click on Account then sign out and sign in.
  • 5. Re: How to change Apple ID on iPad?
    SweetPoison54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    *Did you update your AppleID or did you create a new AppleID with a new emaill address?*

    Thanks, Chris for helping me. I have posted this in 6 places online and no one will touch it!

    Shitums. I can't recall, Chris. I was on the phone with Apple and they walked me through all of it. They changed my email/ID, to my new one, then I went into itunes and changed it. Then I went to settings on iPad and changed it and all was good! So we hung up.

    Then I went to update all my apps and up pops the OLD ID. BUT if you go into settings the new one is present as is on iTunes.:( I have also synced twice and backed up, thinking that would tell the iPad update thingy the new ID.




    *Go to the app store, click on Featured at the bottom, scroll all the way down, click on Account then sign out and sign in.*

    I will do this now!

    Don't forget me!

    Okay. I'm on it. This doesn't sound like something I have tried in the last 24 hours.
  • 6. Re: How to change Apple ID on iPad?
    SweetPoison54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Okay. I did it. Just signed back in, Chris. Now I try to up date my 13 apps now! The number is growing.

    Pray....

    **** it. Nope. Apple ID is still my old one! WHY? I want to know why? LOL!
    Please don't give up on me...
  • 7. Re: How to change Apple ID on iPad?
    SweetPoison54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Chris. What do you think about this?

    I signed out again, like you said, and about to sign back in. It is asking me: "use existing accoutnt" or Create new account"

    I have been saying Use Existing Account. Perhaps I should try Create New one? But what if that really messes things up. Because it says my new one all over the ipad, just not when I try to update.
  • 8. Re: How to change Apple ID on iPad?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)
    You don't want to create a new one. You need to use the existing account that the apps you are trying to update, were purchased with.
  • 9. Re: How to change Apple ID on iPad?
    SweetPoison54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    *You need to use the existing account that the apps you are trying to update, were purchased with.*

    But Chris, I can't use that one. That is what started all of this, I went to update and it stated that "this ID has been disabled" Then I realized I changed my email recently. THe old one is deleted. Hence all these problems.

    So Apple walked me through it and we put the current email as my ID. It works everywhere, except when updating. Still states the old ID.

    But in itunes and settings, it has the new one!

    Dumb.
  • 10. Re: How to change Apple ID on iPad?
    SweetPoison54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well Chris ~ not that you are ever coming back, but the problem is solved! I noticed that the red number 12 on the app button was gone, so I tapped it and it states all apps are up to date!

    I am surely confused. Perhaps it took 24-48-72 hours to update the new ID with regards to updating? Who knows. I am curious to see what ID is there on the next update.

    Thanks, Chris. Out of 6 sites I posted this question, You were the only one that helped me. Or at least tried!
  • 11. Re: How to change Apple ID on iPad?
    Ringo De Smet Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    To check your Apple ID account, login into:

    http://appleid.apple.com

    You can also change your Apple ID there...
  • 12. Re: How to change Apple ID on iPad?
    SweetPoison54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I know. I already did that days ago. Did you read what the problem was?
  • 13. Re: How to change Apple ID on iPad?
    Steveaux Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same issue so from what I've read and experienced is you either have to delete and upload all those apps so you will be able to update them or, in my case, as this is a shared ipad, have the person who downloaded the apps type in their password so the apps can be updated.

    Is this correct?
  • 14. Re: How to change Apple ID on iPad?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)
    you either have to delete and upload all those apps so you will be able to update them or

    No need to delete anything. Just make sure you are logged into the iTunes or App store with the account used to purchase those apps.
    OPen iTune sor the App store and scroll to teh bottom of the page to see which account is signe din.
    have the person who downloaded the apps type in their password so the apps can be updated.
    Is this correct?

    Yes.
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