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How can one change App Store email address?

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Nov 12, 2012 11:33 PM

I use my Yahoo! email address for the App Store and I've created a new iCloud email address to use it in the App Store in place of the Yahoo! address. How can I change my Yahoo! address to iCloud address in the App Store?

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  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,480 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 12:00 AM (in response to AppleApplauder)

    Using the original detail > Go to store > sign in and follow the edit process.

  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 12:57 AM (in response to AppleApplauder)

    Very bad decision here (i think). So now you want to have purchases listed on two seperate accounts? Why?

     

    Instead of creating a new ID, why didn't you just rename the old one?

  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 1:29 AM (in response to AppleApplauder)

    Nope, you can't transfer purchases from one AppleID to another, if that is what you are trying to do. So you'll have to re-name the original if you don't like it.

     

    How to change the name you use for your Apple ID

              http://support.apple.com/kb/HE40

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,480 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 1:40 AM (in response to AppleApplauder)

    As I originally wrote, and Hackintosh added later via a link, Go to Store, sign in with your original details ... then follow the edit process (which Hackintosh's link also gave).   I may be wrong but I believe your previous purchases can only be updated using the original details; any new purchases will be made through and utilise the new details.

  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 2:05 AM (in response to seventy one)

    'The email address you entered is already being used for an Apple Account.

    You can't use two different accounts on the same name. Well, actually there are ways to do it, but we're not going to get into that here.

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