Still don't get why I had to create a new iTunes account with iOS 5.

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by miamialley, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. miamialley macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Now my purchases are with both accounts. I see no way to combine accounts and have no idea why we were forced to create a new one when I had one for the past 5 years.
  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    I created a new one for iCloud (because I wanted to), but kept using my original one (that I've had for years) for use in the iTunes Store.

    You don't have to use the same account in both places.
  3. DankNugz macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2012
    Bay Area, CA
    Who "forced" you into creating another iTunes account? I am on iOS 5 and I still only have my original account that I have always used.
  4. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I remember when it was released, there were a lot of people complaining (me included) that they would enter their iTunes account information, but we're prompted that they had to use the iCloud ID. I would have never have associated my iCloud account with my iTunes ID if I didn't have to. It'd be fine if I could combine the two.
  5. BigDukeSix macrumors 6502a


    Sep 22, 2010
    34.6700N 118.1590W
    I just updated to iOS 5 last week. I kept my iTunes with the existing account that my wife and I share, but created a new iCloud account.
  6. digitard macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2004
    Gilbert, AZ
    I use my same account I've always had.

    I had a non-iOS 5 iPhone 4, and racked up quite a bit of purchases. Gave the phone to my wife and picked up an iPhone 4S and was able to go into iOS 5 with the same account no problem, and it works as my regular account, and iCloud.

    Don't know if it maybe was a small subset of customers, etc, but I'm good here.
  7. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    I didn't have to create a new iTunes account when I upgraded my 4 to iOS 5. Same iTunes account worked fine when I upgraded to the 4S aswell.
  8. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    So why, exactly, was it a problem entering your actual original information? Get rid of your "new" iTunes account, use your new one, and you are all set. I honestly don't understand the problem here.
  9. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    When I downloaded and installed iOS 5 on my iPhone, my iTunes user ID was not an email address. It prompted me to enter a valid email address to use as my new login ID. From there, I was still able to access all the music and purchased from iTunes dating back to when I initially created my account 5 or 6 years ago.
  10. rmhop81 macrumors 68020


    Apr 4, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    who said we were forced? You simply didn't understand how it works so you created a new one.

    my wife has her own icloud account, i have my own icloud account, and we share 1 gmail for itunes purchases. We've had that gmail account for years and have all our purchases there. Quit using the new account and go back to using your old one. You only need to create a email if you want email and to use it for notes. Everything else can be used on icloud with your old account info.
  11. tardman91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2009
    Tampa Area, FL
    This is exactly what I did. That way my wife and I can still share purchases, but our contacts and calendars and stuff don't interfere with each other.
  12. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2008
    Forced? How were you forced? Thats completely absurd. I've been using the same iTunes account for years. I use the same account for iCloud and iTunes with no problems whatsoever. The problem here is that you didn't understand what you were doing when upgrading but proceeded to anyway, hence the position you are in now.


    Umm so what was it if it wasn't an email address?
  13. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    They used to be just usernames.
  14. JeffreyDJ macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2010
    I've also had the same ID for years -- and mine worked just fine ...

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