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damian1994 Calculating status...
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Jan 10, 2013 8:30 AM

My iPad tells my tells me "This device is already associated with an Apple ID" and does not let me download previous purchases

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  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,670 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 8:52 AM (in response to damian1994)

    Maybe you used another Apple ID within the last 90 days in order to download a past purchase. When you switch ID's and use the other ID to download a post purchase, you lock yourself out of the other ID for 90 days.

     

    Is that possible in this case? If so, read this.

    iTunes Store: Associating a device or computer to your Apple ID

    The new iPad, iOS 6, 64GB WiFi
  • Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6 (12,420 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 8:55 AM (in response to damian1994)

    You need to use the Apple ID that was used to originally purchase those apps. Are you sure that your iPad is signed in to the correct Apple ID?

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,670 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 9:07 AM (in response to damian1994)

    Did you make purchases with the old ID, switch to the new ID and make purchases with it and then go back to the old ID and download a past purchase?

     

    What was the exact sequence of events that you made purchases, created the ID ....

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,670 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 9:22 AM (in response to damian1994)

    If you have been using the old ID and you are signed into that ID now, you should still be able to use it. You said that it works for music - right?

     

    Are you trying to use the new ID now or the old one? If you used the new ID to purchase something and then went back to the old ID to download a past purchase and the switched back to the new one again, that would cause a problem.

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,670 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 9:27 AM (in response to damian1994)

    And which ID are you trying to use now?

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,670 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 9:32 AM (in response to damian1994)

    Yes you will be able to use the ID in 90 days. The clock starts on the day that you downloaded that past purchase that started this whole thing.

     

    I'm sorry to put you thorugh all of this. I was just trying to make sure that I had the sequence of events correct. If you switched back and forth, that is why you are being locked out of the other ID.

     

    Did you not get a message to that effect when you did this?

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