Transfer from one Apple Music account to another

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by mcvaughan, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. mcvaughan macrumors 6502a

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    Want to put my girlfriend on my account. She has her own right now. How to do this without her losing her music/ playlists?
     
  2. Julien macrumors G4

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    Just use a backup to restore her library after you add her.
     
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    Then you won't both be able to listen at the same time. And all your music and likes/dislikes will be mixed together. Is it worth saving $5 a month?
     
  4. Julien macrumors G4

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    I was assuming the OP meant add to their family plan. If not then it is a bad and wrong idea.
     
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  6. bob24, Sep 26, 2016
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    Then you have nothing to transfer.

    Just follow these steps to create a family group and invite her to the group: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201088

    This will not affect her Apple Music library in any way or delete anything, but once this is done and if you have a family subscription on your account, she can disable her own Apple Music subscription and will still be able to access the service from her account. Your accounts and libraries will remain separate but she will be able to use your family subscription.

    Not as well that after you do that all iTunes purchases made from her Apple ID (apps, music, movies, subscriptions, etc) will be charged to your credit card.
     
  7. mcvaughan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My concern was that she may lose her playlists and such from the original account?
     
  8. Julien macrumors G4

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    You are not likely to lose your backup. Make an extra backup of just the iTunes library to be safe and keep it off site.
     
  9. bob24 macrumors 6502

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    She will keep everything. Just make sure that before she disables her individual subscription, her account is successfully added to your "family" and you have an active family subscription to Apple Music.

    I did this myself with my girlfriend and brother and there was no issue with then losing anything.
     

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