Changing Apple ID Email Address

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

  1. randomguyishere macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2010
    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. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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. randomguyishere thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2010
    Well that's unfortunate :(

    Thanks for the quick response though!
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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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