Changing Associated Email Address for Downloaded Apps

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Kuro Tanaka, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. Kuro Tanaka macrumors newbie

    Kuro Tanaka

    Nov 1, 2013

    When I restored my iPhone some downloaded Apps required me to enter an old email address that I must have used to initially download them.

    The old email address is different to my Apple ID email address.

    How to I change the associated email address for these Apps so they use my Apple ID email address?

    Alternatively do I need to delete them and re-download them from the App Store?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You can't. Those old apps are tied to the old AppleID and there is no way to merge them with the new AppleID.
  3. Kuro Tanaka thread starter macrumors newbie

    Kuro Tanaka

    Nov 1, 2013
    If possible I will delete and re-download those Apps.

    I have had some of those Apps for a very long time so they might no longer be available on the Apple App Store.

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