Shared iTunes Account, info, everything

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  1. navymannings macrumors newbie

    navymannings

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    Good morning ladies and gents,

    I have a dilemma, my wife and I have several iDevices, MBPs, MBAs, etc, etc and it is getting just too confusing. Right now we have ONE iTunes account email/log-in or what ever you want to call it. I am pretty sure if I switch us to individual accounts I will lose all the music, apps, games I or she has downloaded, at least for the one of us who will be using the NEW email/log-in.

    Any suggestions on how not to lose all this?

    Thanks in advance,

    Chris
     
  2. phr0ze macrumors 6502a

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    First I guess I'd like to know what you are trying to accomplish. Obviously 2 accounts but whats your goal? this can drive the solution.
     
  3. hallux macrumors 68020

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    The app and music licenses are managed based on the iTunes account, change the account and the license goes away. There's no way to "share" a purchase between accounts, or move a purchase from one account to a new one.
     
  4. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    But you can have more than one apple i/d per machine anyhow. For example our family apple i/d for iOS & OSX is something@virginmedia.com. However I have my account on the iMac set up to my apple id which is myname@me.com. So when it comes to email, iMessage or FaceTime I just get the myname stuff. However when I go to the app store it uses the only account I have set up there being the something@ one. So you don't really need to switch as such. This is the same on our iPads and iPhone.
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    You can create another account, then use iTunes Home Sharing to share apps:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3819

    Nope. See top of my post.
     
  6. navymannings thread starter macrumors newbie

    navymannings

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