Changing Apple ID Email Address

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by randomguyishere, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Before iCloud came out, I had my personal email set up with my Apple ID. For security purposes, let's call this email "X."

    Once iCloud came out, I made a new iCloud account (and thus, a new Apple ID). For security purposes, let's call this email "Y." To be perfectly honest, I don't remember what my reasoning behind this was.

    I find it annoying, however, to have to remember two separate Apple IDs (one for iTunes/Mac App Store and one for iCloud).

    Is there a way I can merge both of these Apple IDs into one? Ultimately, I would like to be able to use my iCloud Apple ID (email "Y") to download apps from the iStores, as well as to sync with my current iCloud email, Calendar, contacts, Photo Stream, etc.

    Is there a way I can go about doing this?

    Thanks! :apple:
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    Unfortunately, no. You can change the email address used for an Apple ID, but you cannot merge purchase history from two different accounts.

    Frequently asked questions about Apple ID
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Jul 24, 2010
    #3
    Well that's unfortunate :(

    Thanks for the quick response though!
     
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    maflynn

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    #4
    Indeed, with apple going from .mac to .me to now .icloud, you would think they would have a mechanism to move to icloud or any other email for your apple id.
     

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