Different passwords for iCloud and App Store?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by JensJ, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. JensJ macrumors newbie

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    I have my e-mail, contacts and calendar in iCloud, but I also use my iCloud account to by apps on my Macbook and iPhone. The rest of my family (my wife and kids) also uses my iCloud account to buy apps, so we only have to pay one time.

    The big problem is that the password to App Store and my e-mail are the same. So if I want them to use me account to by apps they also have access to my e-mail. Can I have different passwords on my iCloud e-mail and App Store, or what to do?
     
  2. DefBref macrumors 6502

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    You can't have different passwords with the same Apple Id but you could create a new apple ID and use that for icloud and use your current one for purchases.
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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    You should have separate personal and family (purchases only) iCloud accounts.
     
  4. JensJ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But my family and I have purchased a lot of apps with my iCloud account. Can I possible transfer them to a new iCloud account? I do not want to chance my e-mail.
     
  5. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Nope. That's why it's best to separate the accounts.
     
  6. JensJ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I have two choices:

    1. Make a new iCloud account for my self, and chance my e-mail address.
    2. Make a new iCloud account and buy all my families apps again.

    Other options?
     
  7. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Nope
     

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