2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 4, 2013 1:28 PM by Kappy
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My kids used to use my apple id for purchasing music from iTunes. Now that cloud is involved and other items I want them to have their own apple ID. can they somehow have acccess to the music they downloaded under my apple id on a new id for them?

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  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (260,565 points)

    iTunes (Mac)- How to copy purchases between computers

    iTunes- How to share music between different accounts on a single computer

    iTunes- How to share music and video


    Sharing Stuff From Different iTunes Accounts (or Computers)


    Here's how to do so using different computers:


    Transfer what content you want to the separate iTunes library on each computer. To transfer content from your library to another library do the following. We'll assume this is between husband and wife separate accounts and different Apple IDs.


    1. Launch iTunes under your wife's login;
    2. Sign her out of iTunes, then you sign in;
    3. Select iTunes -> Preferences -> Devices -> Disable auto-sync when an iPod/iPhone is connected;
    4. Connect your phone, DO NOT SYNC;
    5. Select Store -> Authorize this Computer (only have to do this once);
    6. Select File -> Transfer Purchases (all of the purchased content on your phone will be transferred to your wife's library);
    7. When complete eject your phone, sign out of iTunes, sign your wife back in.


    You can now sync whatever content you want to your wife's phone. Just remember all updates to apps obtained using your account must be done while signed in using your account: sign wife out, you sign in, update apps, you sign out, sign wife in, sync her phone.


    This way you can share content (permitted under the EUSLA) and still maintain your separate logins. Do the same on your computer if you want to share content from your wife's library.


    Just load whatever content you want to share on each others phones, transfer the content, then delete it from the respective phone if you don't want to keep it there.


    Contributed by user wjosten and modified by me.