10 Replies Latest reply: Sep 3, 2015 5:12 AM by Bobokins12
mlkarpow Level 1 Level 1

I currently have an apple ID on my iPhone which I've been sharing with my husband.   I had to turn iCloud off so that my info wouldn't get downloaded on his devices too.  I purchased an IPad and created a new user ID and would like to sync my iphone with my ipad.  I want to switch over my iPhone to the ID I have on my iPad.  Will I lose all the songs I've downloaded using the original Apple ID?

iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G
  • w!llthethrill Level 1 Level 1

    I don't think so.

  • mlkarpow Level 1 Level 1

    Which question are you answering?  Will I lose my songs......Or can I change my I'd.........

  • igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4

    If I understand you correctly, the best thing for you to do, is to use your new iCloud ID for your contacts, emails, calendar, etc. and continue to use your 'shared' ID in the iTunes store. 

  • w!llthethrill Level 1 Level 1

    Will you lose the songs

  • ckuan Level 7 Level 7

    Sorting out Apple ID


    All Apple services use Apple IDs: iTunes Store, App Store, Books Store, Game Center, Find MyFriends, Find My iPhone, iMessage, FaceTime and iCloud etc.


    All purchased items are forever tied to the Apple ID used to purchase.

    In a family, you can configure iTunes Store, App Store and Books Store to use the same purchasing Apple ID.

    With that, one can share the items bought with the family without re-purchasing.


    Now for all the other Apple services, you can/should use a different Apple ID

    Example: My son and daughter both have iPod Touch, they use my purchasing Apple ID for books, music and apps. But they have their own Apple ID for the other service like FaceTime, Game Center, iCloud and iMessage.

    Now they can iMessage/Face Time me and their friends.

  • TX_DZD Level 1 Level 1

    Unfortunately - the original question wasn't answered.  I have the same question.  To clarify, I have a wife and kids who each have their own apple devices and their own apple id's.  I now want to update all the devices to use the same apple id for purchases only so we can all pay once for the same music.


    If I have a device that already had songs and apps purchased on it can I change the iTunes apple id on it and it keep the songs and apps already on there?  i'm not syncing to a PC or Mac.  I just want to make sure it won't wipe the device.  I'm guessing not but want to confirm.



  • Papciak84 Level 1 Level 1

    Purchases are linked to Apple IDs. If you change the Apple ID that's one thing, but if you create a brand new Apple ID you will not have access to any purchased content that is linked to another Apple ID. You won't "lose" the content, technically, but you'll have to pay to download the songs again with the other Apple ID.


    Changing the Apple ID actually means you change the email addresss. Say, from @yahoo.com to @hotmail.com. You are NOT creating a new Apple ID, but are just changing your Apple ID by using a different email address.

  • lowerendandy Level 1 Level 1

    The purchases will belong to the original apple id but you can use that id to authorise other devices. My wife and I have never shared an apple id yet we are able to share purchases across authorised desktops and then sync them to our iPhones and iPads.

  • csweghorst Level 1 Level 1

    You can set up Family Sharing in iTunes. Up to six people in your family can share purchases from iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store without physically sharing the same account. Pay for family purchases with the same credit card and approve kids' spending right from a parent's device too.

  • Bobokins12 Level 1 Level 1

    Well...you could just sign into your iPad using your iPhone if you wanted all your iPhone stuff on your iPad.


    But if you have stuff on the iPad you want to keep, your still can keep it!

    You would need to set up iCloud Family Sharing. Here is a link on how to use it:

    Family Sharing - Apple Support