Changed my email for iTunes, all apps gone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gusp, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. gusp macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2009
    Thanks for your help. I had to change the email address for my Apple ID and iTunes store account.

    After changing it I went to the App Store with my device and could buy another app, no problem. However when I connected the device to my Mac and viewed my apps in iTunes, they were all gone. I could buy new apps with iTunes but not see my old apps.

    I sign on to both with the same Apple ID/Email Address and password.

    What should I do to get my apps from the device to the mac?
  2. mikelegacy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    You can't merge two iTunes accounts. Sorry.
  3. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

    Sep 30, 2007
    I don't think that's what he did. I think he simply changed his email address on the account, and this is his current issue, which is weird because I changed my email address recently on my account and did NOT encounter this issue. :confused:
  4. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    This same thing happened to me, luckily I had just free apps.
  5. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    I don't know how this could have happened because in my household we all share apps with each other, and we all have different Apple ID's.

    But if you want to get your apps out of your phone, go to File> Transfer Purchases from .... (And don't forget to Authorize your computer with both of your Apple ID's).

  6. gusp, Jul 31, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011

    gusp thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2009
    I'm currently trying it this way, redownloading all the apps.

    Worked, had to reauthorize the computer and it said "already authorized", then everything was fine, it seems.

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