Ipad: how can I get all my itunes from my ex husband's account

Discussion in 'iPad' started by neko92, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. neko92 macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2011
    I'm recently divorced and have an itunes account with my ex husband. He took the account name and password in the divorce. Can I start a new account but still get access to all the music, videos and books that I purchased from the old account?
    Please help... I spent thousands of dollars on itunes in the last 10 years.

  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    No. If he legally got the AppleID and password then he owns whatever was bought with that account.
  3. steve knight macrumors 68030

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    if he lets you have the password you can share the library. but that can be a issue if you both want to buy things.
  4. Ecoh macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2009
    Wow, a new aspect to divorce. Who gets custody of the iTunes account.
  5. Aspasia macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2011
    Halfway between the Equator and North Pole
    If he was awarded the account in the judgment of divorce, nothing you can do about that. Property settlements are contractual and not easily overturned. However, if it was never discussed you could file a postjudgment motion on the basis it was an undisclosed marital asset that needs to be divided. Check with your attorney.
  6. maclook macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    Can't you just sign in, authenticate your computer, and then transfer/download the purchases onto the computer? Once you do that, you have all the files and you can start using a new account.

    (I could be wrong, but that seems like it would work)
  7. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    She would need the password to do this. If he owns the account legally, he has the legal right to deny her the access and change his password.
  8. iThinman macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2010
  9. steve knight macrumors 68030

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    nope she would not be able to sue the items if she did not stay on that account.
  10. IrishVixen macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2010
    Any music you currently have (non DRM'd) can be transferred off your iPad onto your new computer using a tool such as PhoneView or TouchCopy. I believe videos and iBooks both have DRM protection on them and are more problematic--you can probably move them to the computer the same way, but to use them will require DRM removal, which is doable but illegal in most places.

    In no case will you be able to transfer them to a new iTunes account. Apple doesn't allow either combining accounts or splitting them. You will be able to use iTunes to move them just as though they were burned from CDs though.

    Anything not currently on iThings in your possession is likely gone forever if the divorce is final, I'm afraid. If it was still being hammered out, depending on the laws of your place of residence, you could at least demand compensation in exchange for losing access to those purchases.

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