Switching Store Accounts For Match

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tiwizard, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. tiwizard macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    I have an iPhone and a Mac and I'd like to be able to Match my tracks and have them downloaded to my phone, but the problem is, we also have a shared family iTunes store account for app purchases. I don't want to populate the family account with my songs, even if the other family members can selectively download songs or keep match disabled on their iPhones.

    Right now, if I sign out of my App purchase account and into my own personal iTunes account, it doesn't seem like I lose access to my purchased apps. I can still use them just as before, even though I'm not signed into the same account as I bought them from.

    So, my question is, if I remain on my own personal account for Match, will I continue to have access to the apps I purchased on the other account (long term) and will Match work correctly? And if I temporarily sign out of my personal account and back into the family account to buy an app, will that wipe my Match library on my phone and force me to redownload it when I sign back into my personal account (I'd assume not if they were DRM free files, but reenabling Match might force a wipe and redownload...)?
  2. Kyotoma macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2010
    Carnegie and Ontario
    Stay logged in with your Match account mostly, and if there is an app or set of songs that have been purchased using the family account, log into that one, download, and then revert back to your Match account. I see no reason as to why that shouldn't work flawlessly.
  3. tiwizard, Feb 19, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2012

    tiwizard thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    I just wanted to make sure that being logged into my personal account wouldn't disable the apps I purchased when I was previously logged into the family account. It looked like it worked short term, but can anyone confirm the apps won't be disabled after being logged into my personal account for a longer period of time?


    Did it anyways. I'll post back if something goes wrong, but it looks like everything is working perfectly.

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