Transferring Purchases Between Accounts??

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by daveishere, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. daveishere macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2008

    I recently changed to a mobileme account from a hotmail account. My problem is that because i have purchased everything in my hotmail itunes account, now i am using my mobileme address to buy stuff, the iphone wants me to re-purchase already purchased apps when i want to update an app.

    Is there any way to transfer purchases from one account to another?
  2. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

    SFC Archer

    Nov 9, 2007
    Troy, MT
    You will have to contact iTunes and explain your situation just as you did here. They will review your two accounts and could give you a one time redownload of all your purchases from the old account. Be courteous and explain in detail, also provide a time period of what you want to recover ....From...To.

    This has worked for me before on a hard drive crash...once I explained and asked for a specific time period to recover, they allowed a fresh download.

    Hope that helps...good luck.
  3. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    And if Apple don't play ball, simply sign in with the old account to update your apps. I run two accounts on the same computer for one iPhone without any problems. You just need to be more aware of your account management and updates but it isn't a problem.
  4. Roxerroneous macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2008
    Can't you sign into your original account (in iTunes) and just update your email address to your mobileme address? I've changed email addresses before and haven't had any issues.
  5. belle123 macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2009
    Please let me know if that login change worked...I have a similar situation.

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