iOS 4 Appstore application locked to wrong account

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by e-dard, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. e-dard macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2009
    Hi all,

    weird problem here. . .

    Firstly, I use my MacBook to update both mine and my girlfriend's iPhones. There has never really been a problem before, I just sign in and out of our respective iTunes account on iTunes on the mac, before I sync each time.

    This means that the correct iTunes account is present on the correct phone.

    I have just got an iPhone 4 and decided to set up as new phone, so far so good. I was also signed into the correct iTunes account when I synced for the first time.

    However, when I go to the Appstore application on my phone it is asking for my GF's iTunes password. Weird.

    OK, I thought, I'll just open the iTunes iPhone app and sign out, then sign in with an existing account. Did that all fine. I then went back to the Appstore application and it is still asking for my GF's iTunes account password - even though I have signed out of the account and according to the iTunes iPhone app I am signed in under my account!

    Finally I double checked I was signed in on my iTunes account on my mac and I re-synced. It still is asking me for my GF's iTunes password in the appstore application.

    This is so weird!

    Any thoughts on this?
  2. e-dard thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2009
    Never mind. . .

    It was asking me for her password because the apps that needed updating on my phone belonged to her (even though they are free apps).

    Removing the apps and then re-downloading them on the device under my iTunes account sorted it.

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