Switch Apple ID on iPad? (family sharing)

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by ericg301, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. ericg301 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    My kids share an iPad Mini that's tied to my Apple ID (and shares my iCloud account). Now between that and 3 other devices tied to my Apple ID, I'm running out of iCloud space and and I really don't want to pay for more.

    The iPad is full of games and videos purchased/downloaded on either my account or my wife's.

    Is it possible for me to create a new Apple ID for them (using an alt email address), then add it to my Family Sharing account? Then wipe the iPad clean, and set it up with that new Apple ID? I know I won't be able to restore it from a previous backup, so I'd have to re-download all their games and videos. Not a big deal.

    This way that device will have a clean Apple ID and a full 5GB of iCloud space to backup.

    See any flaws in this plan?
  2. krishmk macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2010
    You can set up accounts for kids under family sharing. No need to wipeout the iPad, just login with kid's account to icloud on those devices...
  3. ericg301 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    so i can just create a new apple ID on the device, sign in with it, and keep all the data intact?
  4. krishmk macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2010
    Yes, also the purchases you made using your ID stays on the iPad too.

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