5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2008 9:37 AM by Danielle Marie
Danielle Marie Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
I have two different accounts... My old Mac and my new Me.

How can I merge the two accounts? Can I get the music I downloaded into the old account into my new account? I actually went ahead and synced with my desktop that has that old stuff in it, but now wonder if I can sync with my new laptop and the mobil me account...?

Also, I am having a problem sending mail from my phone. Anyone know the deal?


Power Mac G4, Mac OS X (10.4.2)
  • m.bode Level 4 Level 4 (3,385 points)
    If you were a former .Mac member, your old .Mac account name and new MobileMe account name are one and the same account.

    If you had a "normal" (non .Mac) Apple ID and now have a MobileMe account, then no, you can not merge that two accounts and not transfer music from one to the other. You can, however, authorize the new account to play music bought with the old account.
  • Danielle Marie Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
    I started a new account so they are separate. It was a mac account... I wanted a new name so I have a new ME account.

    How can I authorize the new account to play the old account's music?

  • Nathan C Level 5 Level 5 (6,260 points)
    Danielle Marie,

    The old email address will still be needed to authorize the old music. You don't have to keep it as an active .Mac/MobileMe account though.

    Hope this helps,

    Nathan C.
  • jaxsedrin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have two responses for this.

    First, the simple workaround is to just authorize iTunes to play music from both accounts (there's an option for it in one of the menus). You can only log into one at a time to purchase new items from the store, but iTunes itself should be able to play all music from all the accounts that have been authorized on that computer.

    HOWEVER, I'm actually in the same boat, and I'm not happy with just that workaround. When I went into the Apple Store to get my 3G, they wanted me to register the phone with my iTunes account right there in the store, but I couldn't remember my iTunes account password (which I created a long time ago with my Gmail address). I had told the sales guy that I recently purchased a MobileMe account, so he told me to just use that instead. So now I have two accounts.

    Having two accounts just doesn't sit well with me, so I'm also very interested in the answer to this question.
  • Danielle Marie Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
    I have my two iTunes set up on different computers. My older desk top that has so much stuff I don't want to sync with (only the music on it) and then my newer laptop with the newer account...

    How does the process work? Thanks.