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  • dan162 Level 1 (0 points)

    Gmail ignores periods to the left of the @


    So =


    Try it with your own email address.

  • mabopsa418 Level 1 (0 points)

    this has been a problem since july 2008 (mobile me). fix it, apple. it's been *more* than 5 years.
    now that *a lot* is moving to the cloud with mavericks etc, this needs to be fixed now. i will not buy a single thing more until it is fixed.


    no more itunes, no more app, no more ipads, no more imacs- nothing.

  • Fightthegoodfightnow Level 1 (0 points)

    WOW>.....I think that says it all. 

  • gail from maine Level 7 (20,050 points)

    You do not "lose" the apps you purchased under your gmail Apple ID. Apple IDs never go away - they just stop getting used. What happens to that gmail email address is irrelevant since it is, in this scenario, only being used as an Apple ID.


    Simply change the passcode on the gmail address to match the passcode on your new Apple ID. When you need to supply a passcode to update or download material, you just type in the passcode. You can ignore which Apple ID is showing as, again, it is irrelevant. All iTunes wants to make sure is that you know the passcode to the ID it is asking your for the passcode for.



  • Zlinx Level 1 (25 points)

    I don´t know why don´t they answer this simple demand...


    I´m and old customer with Apple Id and I want to use my account for everything... As I were so fortunate to have buy my first iPhone yesterday... But no... Yesterday I bought my 4th iPhone to complete my 4th iPad and my 2nd iMac and my 3rd iPod and my 1st MacBook...


    This is insane... Old customers are the most loyal... But it seems we don´t deserve...

  • gail from maine Level 7 (20,050 points)

    I'm not sure I understand your question. Did you not set up your iCloud account under your gmail Apple ID? Did you set up a brand new ID? If you didn't, then the and the gmail Apple ID are one in the same....





  • Zlinx Level 1 (25 points)

    I have two (three) Apple Ids: the gmail one that I used to buy apps since iPhone 3G, and the iCloud one (and the one. This two are asociated), that now I use as my main account for mail and... Everything.


    I want to get rid of the gmail one... But neither loose my purchases nor to split them betwen two accounts...


    Merge them and delete the gmail and ones. All in one...

  • gail from maine Level 7 (20,050 points)

    Well, as you indicated, you know that is not possible at the moment.


    I can recommend that you go to Manage your Apple ID on the gmail one, and change the password to match the password on your primary Apple/iCloud ID. That way the older one will, for all intents, be invisible to you since the only time that old one rears it's ugly head is primarily for updates. This is what I have done with my old email (I also use for everything now), and I don't even notice when it is asking for a password now because it doesn't matter.


    Of course, if you want to re-download something with it, you have to sign it on to iTunes, but for the "regular" stuff, the matching password does make it fairly seamless.





  • chris.f. Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for sharing your experience. It has so far been helpful.


    New Mac user. 

    Devices used: iPod, MacbookPro.  My iTunes libraries are 50/50 purchases/cd uploads.


    See "*main goal*" at end for summary.

    Here's the details of my specific situation:

    1) Between '00 and '03 got an iPod (iPod_1) and set up iTunes account (iTunes_1) on a Windows PC (pc_1) using an email account (email_1). 

    2) Got new iPod (iPod_2) around '09. (details are foggy)

    • It's possible that I plugged iPod_2 into a new PC (pc_2), set up a new iTunes account (iTunes_2) with email (email_2), and then tried to physically transfer my iTunes_1 library to merge with iTunes_2 library.  I remember this not working very well, but that's a side issue.
    • Again, forgot email_2, but I have a list of possibilities to try.

    3) Got a Macbook (pc_3) in 2014.


    ***Main Goal***

    If possible, I would like to know how to access iTunes_1 and iTunes_2 libraries from pc_3 so that I can download purchases and cd uploads onto iPod_2.  As long as I can download, I don't care how many accounts I have to keep track of.


    If you could please explain how to do the following or refer me to the appropriate posts/websites, that would be great!: 

    1) How to verify emails used to create past iTunes accounts (iTunes_1 and iTunes_2).  Also, if email no longer exists, what then?   

    2) How to set up iPod_2 so it recognizes or permits downloads from all three iTunes accounts. Or if impossible, other ways to get all content onto iPod_2.

    3) How to configure Sync to prevent iTunes_1 (originally associated with iPod_1) from overwriting iPod_2, and vice versa.    

  • pkkell0 Level 1 (0 points)

    Any word on when this might actually be a reality?  I've been waiting like 10 years for Apple to fix this.

  • nazarr474 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well now its obvious why google and android are beginning to lead through software and OS. With all the available tech and software adaptation through out the global market I find it very hard to believe that Apple cannot make a simple modification for user accessibility and interface. Rubbish!!!

  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,240 points)

    nazarr474 wrote:

    Well now its obvious why google and android are beginning to lead through software and OS.

    Since it is not happening, how is it obvious it is happening?

  • gail from maine Level 7 (20,050 points)

    What simple modification to what user accessibility and interface are you referring to? This thread has taken several turns, some of which are simply a lack of understanding on the part of the poster. Would you like to provide us with specifics about your issue, and also tell us which one it is?



  • Daniel Harris Level 1 (65 points)

    I was speaking to an Apple support person today and he said that Apple only responded to numbers and so I decided to set up a page where we could all tell Apple how much we wanted to be able to merge our Apple IDs. I posted it here but Apple took it down. Chris CA suggested posting to and his post got taken down too because he quoted my post! Have fun!

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