How to migrate iPod to a different iTunes account?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by redryder, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. redryder, Feb 21, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2015

    redryder macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2010
    My daughter's iPod is backed up on her own account on my iMac. I wish to do a fresh install on the iMac and want to delete her account as well as she no longer uses it except to back up the iPod. Is it possible to back up her iPod on my iTunes account instead?

    I guess I could wipe her iPod and reload the music manually, but that would also remove her app/game saves.
  2. LMC91, Feb 23, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2015

    LMC91 macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2014
    Using your iTunes account, you might be able to use family sharing, that might allow her old app purchases to work under your iTunes account, but I would look into that, because I'm not sure how it works myself, and could be wrong.

    Edit: Sorry, the above stuff doesn't answer your question. You might able to backup using the one account on the one computer, or you might have to log in with her account, but I don't see no reason why you couldn't have two backups on the one computer for each device.

    For the actual app/game saves, I've used iFunBox to extract the save files to my computer, I think you can download it for both Mac and PC. You then just copy them back into your iPod.
  3. Pharmscott, Feb 23, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2015

    Pharmscott macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2011
    Sacramento, CA
    You can export the iTunes backup of her iPod. Then do the fresh install. Next, import the backup into iTunes (before you connect the iPod). Then it will be like you never "deleted" her data.

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