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  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (32,495 points)

    Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

    You stand corrected. You could have done this, but now ot's too late as you have used the iCloud address in anew Apple ID.

     

    Changing the email address you use for your Apple ID -

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5621

  • DangerousOnline Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Dizzy,

     

    I completely understand where you are coming from and agree.

     

    I had an Apple ID which was created using a personal email address and used this for my purchases from the beginning

     

    When @me came along I created a new email address which happened to be it's own ID.

    Then later I had the opportunity to change the @me to an @icloud email address - whch I did.

     

    So I too have a second ID and would much rather have my all purchases on my iCloud ID and get rid of my other ID.

     

    Hindsight is 20/20 but not everything goes to plan and after you click that button you realise cannot undo it...

     

    Not having a method for merging ID's or transferring purchases is really bloody annoying and should be fixed. However, it won't.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (32,495 points)

    It isn't just a matter of transferring content from one Apple ID to another, it is a matter of the licensed copy. It was to a specific Apple ID and Apple Care has said that based on the Terms of Apple's agreement with content owners, Apple cannot transfer the license from one ID to another.

  • DangerousOnline Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    As you will notice I was merely showing empathy to Dizzy.

     

    I am well aware of your position on this matter and also the issues which prevent this from being something that Apple can easily fix.

     

    I would challenge you on the following scenarios:

     

    1. I have 2 apple ID's both under my own name (with exactly the same contact details in each), I download an application on one ID - how would I suddenly be a different person who does not accept the license agreement if the application was transferred my other ID?

     

    2. What is stopping you from giving someone (who is not related to you) your AppleID to taken ownership of?

    Change the email address, change the contact details, change the password - what is stopping anyone?

    I know that is crazy - but I would like to know how the licensing system is going to stop that?

     

    If there is one company which is capable of pushing the boundaries and be a distruptor to the status quo... history shows it should be Apple.

  • Jaco_Crash Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    As you will notice I was merely showing empathy to Dizzy.

     

    If there is one company which is capable of pushing the boundaries and be a distruptor to the status quo... history shows it should be Apple.

     

    I'll toss my vote in with you and others, above, that a solution should be found -- just in general for combining multiple ID's of the same person (but I'd go further and argue for the same family unit, esp. as many posts have detailed the those ID's of a parent who set something up for a child or children.

     

    I'd also second your sentiment that Apple should (and can!) be that company who finds a working solution   A solution that is fair and equitable and reasonable.

     

    edit:  looks like the last post or two were deleted from this thread -- as posts have been deleted from this thread since I've been following it a year or two ago!  I'd just generally say that rather than take a dim view of some of the responses, I generally just assume that people mean well and that those responses that we generally find less-than-sympathetic or even, sometimes, delilberately calluous, just aren't translating given the medium of electronic communication; and moreover, since the language of this board is English, you're not always going to find those who, in this era of global English, necessarily write with the sort of nuance that you'd hope for or expect  That is, that the person in question isn't being deliberately "rude" (though that may well be the reason), so much as there's only so much meaning that can be conveyed in a quickly typed out response where English mightn't be the native language but is certainly the lingua franca.

  • Xxxyz721 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The issue is that I don't want the music and apps on the new pad synching with the old pad and whilst I can limit connectivity etc by not entering the password on the old device I want to be able to ensure that he can't inadvertently make purchases on his pad.  Plus, with a larger capacity new pad I don't want his pad filling up with stuff I buy that will get auto synced as we will use the same account.  For preference I'd set up a new Apple ID for him, have no payment details and "gift" across from my account any bought apps I want him to use.  Seems though that it's not possible...

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (45,510 points)

    Xxxyz721 wrote:

     

    The issue is that I don't want the music and apps on the new pad synching with the old pad and whilst I can limit connectivity etc by not entering the password on the old device I want to be able to ensure that he can't inadvertently make purchases on his pad.  Plus, with a larger capacity new pad I don't want his pad filling up with stuff I buy that will get auto synced as we will use the same account.  For preference I'd set up a new Apple ID for him, have no payment details and "gift" across from my account any bought apps I want him to use.  Seems though that it's not possible...

    Just because two devices use the same AppleID, doesn't mean they have to have identical content or that anything has to be autodownloaded on one because it was purchased on the other. Under Settings>iTunes & App Store, you can select, on each device, what, if anything, you want to autodownload. If you sync both devices to iTunes, you select syncing preferences for each device. iTunes will recognize that they are different..

     

    One case where I do recommend separate AppleIDs is if two people are sharing an AppleID for purchasing purposes. It often makes more sense for them to have individual IDs for iCloud/iMessage/FaceTime while continuing to use the same one for the store for sharing apps and media.

  • Dizzy714 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Meg St._Clair wrote:

     

    Dizzy714 wrote:

     

    What about users, like me, that has had an Apple ID and have purchased hundreds of apps over the years - and then all of a sudden iCloud Apple ID's were brought to life just last year.

    Your post doesn't make a lot of sense. I've had the same AppleID since they were instituted. iCloud didn't require changing it. I used to use an Earthlink address but when I switched over to Gmail, I updated my AppleID. I use that AppleID for iCloud, the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Facetime, anything requiring an AppleID. I don't understand why you created a second ID.

    I understand this process, however, you cannot change your Apple ID's email address to an iCloud email address. It simply just does not allow you to do so. I can change my Apple ID's email address no problem with any other desired email address I want, except for iCloud - which is what I was hoping I would be able to do.

     

    When iCloud was introduced I was using my Gmail address for the iCloud stuff, but I'm intrigued by the iCloud address itself as of recently - so that's what I was hoping I'd be able to do. So I just had to create an iCloud email address from my phone, wipe the Gmail iCloud stuff from my phone, fired in the iCloud.com address in to replace it - keeping the unfortunate Gmail address as my iTunes Store ID. *insert sad face*

  • Dizzy714 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dah•veed wrote:

     

    Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

    You stand corrected. You could have done this, but now ot's too late as you have used the iCloud address in anew Apple ID.

     

    Changing the email address you use for your Apple ID -

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5621

     

    See my post above, or read the link you posted that states you cannot switch your email address to an @iCloud.com email address

     

    You would think one day down the road Apple would implement a way to transfer the licensings of your purchases. It has to be a possibility. I'd figure would be widely accepted and used if they did introduce such a feature.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (32,495 points)

    Then I guess that I'm nuts because my former hotmail email is my Apple ID , which is now my iCloud Apple ID. All without issue and without losing any content.

  • Dizzy714 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dah•veed wrote:

     

    Then I guess that I'm nuts because my former hotmail email is my Apple ID , which is now my iCloud Apple ID. All without issue and without losing any content.

     

    No you're right, any email can be used for the iCloud services & features. I just wanted to change my email to the new @iCloud.com email address, but it doesn't allow you to do so without creating a new Apple ID. So now I'm just using the @iCloud.com email address for the iCloud features & email, while leaving my Gmail Apple ID as the iTunes Store ID to keep all of my previous & future purchases in tact. Just hoping they'll give the option to transfer purchases one day..

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (32,495 points)

    I just wanted to change my email to the new @iCloud.com email address

    And I'm saying that was what I did.

     

    But I'm bored with this at this point.

     

    Ciao

  • DangerousOnline Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Hey Dah•veed, were you also bored with the questions/scenarios that I posed to you yesterday, or were they too difficult for you to answer?

     

    I know you have researched the license agreements inside and out and thought if anyone would be able to answer you would.

  • Dizzy714 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dah•veed wrote:

     

     

    I just wanted to change my email to the new @iCloud.com email address

     

    And I'm saying that was what I did.

     

    But I'm bored with this at this point.

     

    Ciao

     

    Hard to do when it wouldn't even allow me to create an @iCloud.com email address without signing up for a new Apple ID...

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (45,510 points)

    Dizzy714 wrote:

     

    When iCloud was introduced I was using my Gmail address for the iCloud stuff, but I'm intrigued by the iCloud address itself as of recently - so that's what I was hoping I'd be able to do. So I just had to create an iCloud email address from my phone, wipe the Gmail iCloud stuff from my phone, fired in the iCloud.com address in to replace it - keeping the unfortunate Gmail address as my iTunes Store ID. *insert sad face*

    I have an Apple ID, which is my Gmail address. When iCloud was introduced, I continued to use that as my Apple ID. I have an icloud.com email address associated with that Apple ID. But the iCloud email address is not used as the ID itself. It sounds as if you misunderstood when you iCloud was introduced and inadvertently set up a second Apple ID, though it was not, in fact, required. However, it is all water under the bridge as no, you can't transfer purchases between the two Apple IDs you now have.

     

    Best of luck.

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