4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 17, 2012 1:50 PM by Limnos
Don Hutchinson1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

The dirty secret is tha the Apple ID for iTunes is not the same as the regular Apple ID

So when I changed my email address. The old address still shows up when I log in

 

That might be ok if I had not lost the password for that old email address

But then if I ask for password help, the notice getscsentbto the old (now closed)

Email account..  A Carch 22 situation

 

Someone here gave anekehantbsoution - using Lion, and the Cloud- which I don't use for various incompatibility

Reasons.

I have tried all kinds of actions clearing out cookies history caches, key chains etc. all to mo avail.

I have 15  Apps that need updates.

I suspect thatt if I try a new account all those will disappear

I had a long dialog with a live Apple rep but eventually  he was at a loss

UGH


iPad, iOS 5.0.1
  • 1. Re: How to update Apple ID?
    Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (38,420 points)

    If you change your contact address in your Apple ID settings then new e-mail should be sent to that address.  I cannot see Apple setting it up any other way because people change their email addresses all the time.  Yes, the old address remains the login identity but the contact address is the one used to send you information.  The Apple ID name you can change pretty much however you like but it isn't what you use for logging in.

     

    I also set this kind of thing up with e-mail addresses with longevity. My main e-mail address has remained unchanged for the last 22 years, and in theory will reamin unchanged for the rest of my life unless e-mail is completely replaced with something else..  The one I use for my AppleID (with Hotmail) has remained unchanged for the past 15 years.

     

    Yes, if you set up a new account anything used with an old account cannot be transferred.

  • 2. Re: How to update Apple ID?
    Don Hutchinson1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Somehow doesn't work

     

    I should then receive mail at the current (new) email address - not the one shown on my iPad when I try to log in

     

    Sadly I have never seen any mail in my current (new) address

      So I doubt that the correct current address is being used.

    And the old address is no longer addressable  - wqs Comcast and now closed out

     

    The prompt with the old email address comes up so quickly, it musty be stored in the iPad.

    I have checked all the places and none show the old out of date email

    So I don't know where the old address displayed is comimg from

     

    As you poiint out switching ermail addresses means

    i will lose the apps that I purchased if I do switch email accounts..   Not so good

     

    At one time I was a developer, had some log in problems too, which evenyually got corrected. 

    I have a supicion that may have screwed up the database.

  • 3. Re: How to update Apple ID?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)

    As you poiint out switching ermail addresses means

    i will lose the apps that I purchased if I do switch email accounts

    No it doesn't mean this.

    Updating your AppleID will allow you to keep all your iTunes purchases. You are simply updating your AppleID/iTunes account name (and any other info in the account)

    To update your AppleID, go here -> https://appleid.apple.com.

    Select Manage account then change the AppleID name.

     

    If you sign up for a new AppleID, you cannot transfer purchases to this new account.

  • 4. Re: How to update Apple ID?
    Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (38,420 points)

    I said,

    Yes, if you set up a new account anything used with an old account cannot be transferred.

    You said,

    As you poiint out switching ermail addresses means

    i will lose the apps that I purchased if I do switch email accounts.

    I said if you set up a new account, not if you changed e-mail addresses in the old acccount.