How do I change my app store login?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sactown, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2007
    I entered my login name on my friends iphone so she could download a free game, and now that she has created her own itunes account, she wants to use her own account, but when she goes to download anything from the app store, my account name is already entered, and I can't seem to figure out how to enter a different acount. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  2. macrumors 68020

    Apr 2, 2008
    She needs to plug in her iPhone to her computer and connect it to iTunes. Go to the iTunes Store and click Log In and she needs to log into her account and then sync the iPhone. After that, her account will be used for the Apps Store instead of yours.
  3. macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    You have to sync her iphone to her own itunes account on a computer.

    1. Open up itunes and go to the itunes store.
    2. Check the email address at the upper right hand corner of the screen.
    3. If this is your email address, click it and tell her to put in her own itunes login info.
    4. Sync iphone.

    Now her itunes info will be stored on the iphone!:cool:
  4. macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Just click on the name that is in the little silver box in the right hand corner of the iTunes Store Page. Click on Sign Out, then enter her own Apple ID and password and you both should be good to go...:cool:
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2007
    Thanks for the responses. I will give that a try
  6. macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2009
    new iPhone user here.
    i have the same question as with the thread starter, but I wonder if I sync my iPhone with a different PC, the apps that were previously installed will be erased?
  7. macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2009
    London UK
    Your iPhone can be "synced" to as many as 5 PCs/MACs.
    No, you wont lose the apps.
  8. macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2009
    Thanks for that.
    uhmm, anyway. How can I make an iTunes account if I don't have any credit card? As far as I know, iTunes asks for your credit card number??
  9. macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2010
    I have the same issue. Both my wife and I have the iphone3G. She did not have an itunes acct, so I used my login and password to download apps.

    OK...looks like a partial fix.

    My wife has her own iTunes acct...and I did exactly as you 3 has said. When she download NEW apps on her iphone....her iTunes acct appears. GREAT!!! That's what we want.


    When there are updates to existing apps that needs to be downloaded to her login appears....and its asked for my password. WHY?

    Any help would be appreciated.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2010
    iPhone 4

    I just got the iPhone 4 and i wanted to get an app right away so i used a different account than mine and now even when i log into my itunes account on my computer and sync it, it still uses the account that i first used. I don't know if this is something unique to the new iphone but if someone could help me out thatd be great.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2010
    your login appears because your account was the one that originally downloaded the app. If you want another account to appear you will have to delete the app and download it on the account that you want, otherwise whenever there are updates it will always use your account.
  12. macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
  13. macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2010
    change account on itunes store

    Go to your app store app on your iphone
    Tap on the featured section (bottom left)
    Scroll all the way down and tap on the Account button
    You can then sign out and sign back in whatever account you want
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2010
    somewhere over the rainbow

    when you update an app it will ask for the password for whoever got the app, not whos iphone it is.
  15. macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2009
    I have this same issue and tried the acct information update via itunes store and had no luck...also noticed that the apps that I downloaded, the updates for that still shows another email address (for the person who I bought the phone from)...btw, my phone is unlocked and jailbroken...could that have any effect on this issue?
  16. macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2010
    go to settings, store, and sign out.
    then sign back in using her account. then her account name should come up when she tries to buy an app from the app store.
  17. macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2011
    Thank you, thank you!!

    At last! This is what I wanted. None of the other syncing advice worked.:D
  18. macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2011
    update is not possible

    Hi all,
    it is good news that apps will not be lost, but when an update for one of these apps become available in app store it can't be downloaded as you will be asked to buy the app again. it dose not make sense, any idea??
  19. macrumors 68000


    Jan 2, 2011
    You added on to the end of a thread...what are you trying to do?
  20. macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2011

    Hi all,

    I have the same case but mine is unique and frustrating.
    simply my email account which i use in app store has been blocked due to spams issue in hotmail and i could not retrieve it yet!!!! so I edited the itune's account to a new one but I have to buy all apps again if i want to update. this is very frustrating :mad:
  21. macrumors 68000


    Jan 2, 2011
    What did iTunes say, when you contacted them and asked if they would make your content available to the new account?

    You shouldn't have made a new account, you can easily change your email address for your account in iTunes.
  22. macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2011
    that's what I did exactly, I didn't create new account, I just modified my old account and edited the email address. eventually the owner of the apps must remain the same. I don't know if there is a possible solution, awaiting for my old email to be released.....!
  23. macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2013
    Settings >iTunes & App store> current icloud Sign Out > Sign In :)

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