Activating Watch make apps by free?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by python0704, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. python0704 macrumors member

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    I recently switched to a new apple id so iWorks app are $9.99 again. I'm wondering if they will turn free when I get my watch. For now it seems watch activation is a little unlike other devices that needs an apple id to activate.
     
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  3. blatch macrumors member

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    I don't understand why you would change your Apple ID.
     
  4. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    There is no definite answer yet.
    However, the Apple Watch requires an activated iPhone to work, so if unless you can activate a new iOS device to get those free apps, you're pretty much left without them right now.

    This is pre-Apple Watch but; Tim Cook said they are free with the purchase/activation of any new iOS device, and the watch runs it's own OS - Watch OS, so I'm not sure if that matters.
     
  5. thunderstorm macrumors regular

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    I don't think there's any kind of iWorks app for the watch so I'd be surprised if activating it made iWorks apps free again, sorry man. Did you move your products to your new support profile on your new Apple ID or are you starting brand new with the watch being your first/only product linked to it?
     
  6. python0704 thread starter macrumors member

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    It's complicated but I made the decision after considering all the consequences.

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    Exactly, that's why I brought it up.

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    That's a good point. I did change id for all my devices. Anyway I'm gonna buy a new device sooner or later so it's ok.
     
  7. dilap macrumors 6502a

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    Have you considered downloading the apps for, purchased then signing back in to your new one?
     
  8. python0704 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes. But it may cause problems when updating app or restoring, it may ask for old id. I plan to start fresh and completely forget about old one.
     
  9. boshii macrumors 68040

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    You can add your old Apple Id to your family in iCloud and you can share purchases.
     
  10. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    That shouldn't be a problem. For example I have downloaded apps on my US ID all be it free ones and I'm able to update them on my primary ID which is a UK one.
     
  11. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    Imagines typing a letter in Pages on the little Apple Watch screen. ;)
     
  12. bruceabbott macrumors member

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    You could always reach out to apple support and make them aware of your situation. They may work with you and re-authorize the "iApps" for you to download under your new Apple ID. Can't hurt to ask.
     
  13. python0704 thread starter macrumors member

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    I could but the reason I started fresh is to forget about the old email.
     
  14. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Adding an Apple ID to your family is a one-time thing.

    Once you add it you'll never need to use it again.
     
  15. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Login to https://appleid.apple.com and change the email associated with the ID? You could just make a throwaway via Google or Yahoo.
     
  16. python0704 thread starter macrumors member

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    It wouldn't be a one-thing since I like to restore my phone every once a while.

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    Apple cannot delete the @me.com address
     
  17. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

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    If you don't mind my asking, I'm curious as to why you wanted to change Apple ID's and forget about your old email attached to it? ☺️
     
  18. boshii macrumors 68040

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    You don't have to redo it after a restore. It's tied to your Apple ID.

    As long as you sign in with your Apple ID your old Apple ID will be in your family.
     
  19. blatch macrumors member

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    You can literally set up another email, then delete the old one. Still don't understand.
     
  20. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Obviously, not all of the consequences.
     
  21. python0704 thread starter macrumors member

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    I did and it wouldn't work. I even called Apple and they couldn't do that either.
     

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