4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 5, 2008 6:54 AM by edclange
risc1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi,

For using the App Store, I currently have 1 Apple ID using Gift Cards. I wanted to create another one linked to a Credit Card. I will be using both for 1 iPhone but I don't really want to merge the 2 payment options with each other. Is this possible? Also, would anyone know if Apps purchased with either IDs will receive the Update notifications in the iPhone app store? Or are the pending updates displayed there dependent on the Apple ID I use?
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (93,780 points)
    "When you sync your iPhone or iPod touch with your computer, the account last used to access the iTunes Store from the computer is synced to the mobile device for use in the iTunes Store from the device as well. This same account is used for the App Store as well. This account will be used on the device for both stores until you sign in from your computer to the iTunes Store with a different account, and then resync your mobile device with the computer."

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1311
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,690 points)
    Is this possible?


    Yes, but probably not a good idea.

    Also, would anyone know if Apps purchased with either IDs will receive the Update notifications in the iPhone app store? Or are the pending updates displayed there dependent on the Apple ID I use?


    Updates are tied to the account used to download/purchase the app (free or paid).
  • risc1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks so much!
    Could you tell me more about why it won't be a good idea though? Are there other bugs or complications that you know of for doing this?
  • edclange Level 3 Level 3 (900 points)
    When your ID changes, you will lose access to all content purchased by the other ID. Your iPhone can only be authorized to one ID at a time. Each sync will remove all content that is not authorized to the current ID.

    I had a similar surprise a few months ago. I normally sync to my MacBook. Working from home one day, I booted my MacBook in target disk mode connected to my iMac. I sync'd the iPhone to that setup, and all protected content (applications, music, video) was removed from the iPhone. I authorized the iMac in iTunes, and the next sync put it all back.