OK, help me out here please... Two accounts

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Broph, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. Broph, Jun 6, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2012

    Broph macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2010
    New Zealand
    Sorry for the non-descriptive title... Just typing as I think.

    Before iCloud came out, I obviously already had an apple(?) account. I used it to purchase songs off iTunes etc. It's a hotmail one, so whenever I purchase songs off iTunes I have to log in to xxx@hotmail.com

    NOW, when I set up iCloud, I obviously created an xxx@me.com account - which is great. When I go to 'iCloud' settings on my iPhone, it's linked with the @me account. I suppose my goal is to ideally have one account which I do everything on. Purchase apps / songs etc.

    I would probably want to change my iTunes account to the @me.com account, correct? So it would work flawlessly if I purchase a song off iTunes and then it automatically appears on my phone. Can I transfer my purchases from iTunes on my @hotmail account to my @me account?

    What are my options?


    EDIT: Upon testing, if I have the account in the 'store' settings on my iPhone on the same iTunes account - regardless if it's @me.com or not - it downloads music that I purchase from my computer to my phone. At the time of writing this originally, I didn't think to look in the 'store' settings.

    Just wondering now if I should have the @me.com account in the 'icloud' settings... Wondering if I should replace that with the @hotmail.com one.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Looks like you have found the correct way to do this on your own. You will need to use the me.com login in iCloud and your old iTunes account in the store. This is how myself and many others are setup and it works fine.

    Unfortunately, Apple does not currently offer a way to merge the two accounts.
  3. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    You might want to keep your iTunes account and iCloud account seperated just in case you want to share your purchases with someone in the future.

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