Change Apple ID, backup app data

Suffa

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Original poster
May 11, 2013
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I'm not sure what's going to happen but anyway i want to create a new Apple ID on my iPhone and bring everything with me.

I'm currently not using iCloud, but i will with my new ID but my worry is that all app-data will disappear on my phone when I change the ID.

Can't i just create a new ID, connect it to iCloud and then backup everything on my phone to the iCloud account and then it's fine, nothing changes?

I'm not using iTunes at all, everything goes via my iPhone 5.

Is this even a problem? I mean should you be able to create a new Apple ID and bring all apps and data with you? Or will everything disappear when i try to change the ID on the phone?
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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You can't transfer your purchases between Apple ID accounts, and you can't merge accounts. If you want the apps you've purchased to appear on your iPhone, use the same Apple ID that was used to buy them.
 

Suffa

macrumors member
Original poster
May 11, 2013
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So what happens if I create a new ID on the phone and then login with it, will all apps suddenly disappear?
 

Suffa

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Original poster
May 11, 2013
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I shared account for a while with somebody and want to create my own now so i can manage it by myself, but it seems difficult.
 

Jessica Lares

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Oct 31, 2009
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One way to do it, is to connect the device with something like PhoneView, and then go into every app, and pull the data files out. Download the same apps with your new ID, and then replace the data files/folder with the previous ones.

Probably could do it with a free program too.
 
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