Multiple Accounts on a single iPad - HELP!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by emkwan, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. emkwan macrumors regular


    Nov 22, 2009
    Guys a little help would be appreciated.

    I am based in the uk and have a uk itunes account which i use to make purchases. For the ipad i have a us non - payment itunes account.

    I wanted to dl through my uk account via itunes on the mac a paid for app and then sync that to the ipad.

    However each time i try i get an message saying the remaining apps will be deleted... can any one help or guide as to how i can move apps from one itunes account to the other without deleting apps?
  2. FearlessSpiff macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2010
    I think this isn't possible. That's exactly the reason I did not open a new US iTunes account for my iPad...
    Glad to here if it is possible though...
  3. nsp80 macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2010
    I haven't got my iPad yet, but for my iPhone, I can have apps that I've purchased with my USA itunes account and my Australian iTunes account..

    The trick I found is to ensure that iTunes on your machine is AUTHORISED for both of the accounts. That will then mean your iPhone (and I'm assuming iPad) is authorised for both accounts...

    Let me know how you go as I'll have the same issue soon too
  4. Marky macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2005
    I'm also in the UK and have an iPad.
    I have two iTunes accounts, UK and USA.
    I regularly purchase and download from both accounts and have not encountered any problems in doing so - it can be done and easily.

    Once downloads are into iTunes, your iPad shouldn't care where they came from as it just synchs to the content of your iTunes folder on your Mac not to a specific store.

    So can you provide more info on the exact steps your taking and at what exact stage you are getting the message, is the message from iTunes store when attempting to dl to your Mac or PC? Is it when attempting to synch to your apps to the iPad etc?
  5. ddarko macrumors 6502

    May 7, 2007
  6. zerolight macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2006
    Yeah. I synced my iPad to my Mac which was already set up with a UK account. Then later I set up a US account with no payment method so I could access free apps. Once set up I switched my Mac back to the UK account. I buy apps via the UK account. I have my iPad set to use the US account and download free apps from the US app store via the iPad (and keep them on a separate page in springboard so I know where they are to replace them with the UK appstore launches). When I sync to my mac, it quite happily uploads new UK apps and downloads any US apps from my iPad with no issues.

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