Switching iTunes accounts in iPhone?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by network23, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. network23 macrumors 6502

    network23

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    I've been having problems with multiple iTunes accounts, so I finally decided to create a single account the entire family can use.

    Right now, I'm away from my computer and did not sync my iPhone to the new account yet. When I try to download an app, it asks for the password to one of my previous accounts.

    Is there any way to change the account it asks the password for on the iPhone?
     
  2. synagence macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately i don't think its possible .... it uses the account its sync'd to
     
  3. akame macrumors member

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    u have to connect to itunes and sign out from the previous account.

    connect the usb cable to your iphone and sign out from itunes from your computer and u find u are signed out.:D
     
  4. DavieBoy macrumors 6502

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    Here is a fun question to which I think the answer is no.

    Can you have more than one account authorized on iTunes? If so can you buy apps on both accounts and put them on one phone at the same time?
     
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I don't know about apps, but I have music bought from 2 accounts and they both play fine on my phone.

    Well, now that I think about it, I've never checked. But I've had the phone since July, surely I'd have run into SOME problem by now if they didn't work. That hasn't happened.
     
  6. network23 thread starter macrumors 6502

    network23

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    Heh. If you want to know real madness, have apps on your iPhone from two accounts where one of those accounts hasn't been authorized yet on the computer you sync your iPhone to!

    I'm in this situation right now. App Store on the phone will say I have 8 apps to update (one of my accounts). Then I check 10 minutes later, it says I have 3 apps to update, which are completely different and bought with the other account.

    No rhyme or reason as to why or when it switches from one account to another in the iPhone. So, if I want to get an app under a particular account, I have to play App Store Roulette until the account I want comes up!
     
  7. DavieBoy macrumors 6502

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    wow, Im gonna get a friends password and some apps he bought and see what happens to me ha.
     
  8. lftrghtparadigm macrumors 6502

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    Its publicly known that you can share your apps with anyone. its obviously not advisable for your own security that you do not share your itunes log in with others.... but if there are family members you trust that also have an account with purchased apps, simply by exchanging user/pass info you can share purchased apps easily, as they can be infitely re-downloaded for free from the original purchase account.

    if your mother or brother has an iPhone and purchased apps, u can even log in once form your pc itunes, dl all their apps after some searching, and log out...poof done. All those apps are yours and can be updated, as long as u retain the ability to log in and use that password.

    Again, don't do this with anyone you don't trust implicitly.
     
  9. Lara F macrumors 6502a

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    I have working apps from two accounts on different iTunes stores (US and UK, may add Canada eventually if there's something exclusive).
     

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