6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 1, 2011 3:10 AM by busta5000
busta5000 Level 1 Level 1
How to change accounts!

I have multiple accounts not me but the whole family has apple accounts since we all are apples. Anyway everyone has a no credit card account except my dad. His account is synced in my sisters iPad. My dad changed the password so that we don't buy stuff the problem is we can't sign out of our dads account! I mean when we go to ipad:setting->store we already see that its already signed in my sisters account! But the problem is whenever my sister wants to update or download a free app it gives my dads email & wants us to fill the password! We already signed out!

We tried logging in via itunes store then syncing the ipad but nothing happened!

The apple retail store said after you submit the email of your ipad the only solution is to format it. But here is the big problem lets say we formatted it & after few days/months etc we wanted to buy an app we couldn't change the account to our dads account! Since we already are having trouble logging out of our dads account.

So please tell me how to change the account many times! Because I couldn't change it in the iPad nor in iTunes in my iMAC.

iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.5), can't sign out of account
  • drsailer Level 4 Level 4
    If the apps were originally purchased with your dad's iTunes account, it has to be the account used to update the apps.

    To sign out of the account go to Settings --> Store --> Sign Out

    You should then be able to sign in with a new account, but again, the apps being updated have to be updated with the original account.
  • busta5000 Level 1 Level 1
    I got it OK the apps I downloaded from an account I can't update it unless I'm logged in that account. So in order to update apps that were downloaded using multiple accounts it would be annoying to log in & out many times!

    I'm still trying to change the iPad account though not the store but the account itself so that I transfer the purchases. How do I change the iPad account & not the store account?

    Message was edited by: Hitman5000
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10
    There is no one iPad account. You can talk to the Apple iTunes people and they may be able to help you. There is no way to combine accounts on-line.
  • drsailer Level 4 Level 4
    You cannot change the account the apps are associated with. If they were bought with your dad's account, they belong to that account, period. To have the apps associated with another account, you need to re-purchase them from that account.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
    The apple retail store said after you submit the email of your ipad the only solution is to format it

    Your iPad does not have an email address.

    You will need to add a CC card to verify your account. The CC info can then be removed and the account used normally.

    It would likely be easier to simply update the apps on the computer then sync the iPad.
    iTunes can be authorized for all accounts then all apps can be updated at once.
  • busta5000 Level 1 Level 1
    Ok I have figured things out I can't transfer purchases because they were purchased by a specific email. I can't believe how naive was that apple retail store staff he suggested I format it!

    This is what I did I simply deleted all the free apps & downloaded them via my account. But the purchased accounts remain with my dad since it is purchased within his credit card.

    Anyways thank you all of you were helpful.