Transition to new iCloud account

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  1. moxxham macrumors 6502

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    Hey Guys, I have two iCloud accounts. One of the, I used for a U.S account, however, I have been using it less and less over the years. Everything I purchase is now through my Australian account, however I want to just use my Australian account now and get rid of the second one. Plus it means I can finally buy an iCloud storage plan.
    All my iCloud info is stored in the cloud of the U.S account. What is the best way to transfer it all to my Australian one. I have backed up everything in iCloud Drive, contacts, documents, and my calendar which I can just sync back to my Aussie account.
    However, is there anyway to transfer Keychain info or app info stored in the cloud to my Aussie account also?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    purchases on the us account will remain on the us account. u cant transfer those.
     
  3. moxxham thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know that, I'm more asking if my keychain and game levels store in iCloud can somehow be transferred
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    In fact, you can manually "transfer" some purchased apps and songs to your Aussie account if they are available on both country/region. I have done this many times before, cause I use a single account in three regions. But, yeah, purchase record will remain separate, even if you do so. This would make updating apps a little bit easier, for you do not need to sign out and sign in over and over.
    Game record seems to be impossible, as many games just bind your Apple ID and create a profile. You may need to ask those game developers to seek for possible solutions.
     
  5. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Not that I am aware of but soooo many people have asked over the years from Apple to make this an option to combine multiple accounts. I have two, wife has two, kids only have one because I was more aware when setting those up but setup mine and the wife's back when we only had iPods and no other services. I would like a way to reduce to one account for everything but there is still no way. You are looking at a manual process. I would be happy to have someone prove me wrong so I could combine accounts as well.
     
  6. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    if everything is there in the US account, why not simply change the "country" with that account? you can stop using the australian one.
     
  7. moxxham thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I live in Australia, and it want to be able to buy some iCloud storage, and because I don't have a U.S credit card, I can't purchase any.

    ^ thanks for your help guys
     
  8. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    I still don't get the problem. icloud storage for purchase is available in australia (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201238). So why don't you just change the country to australia and use your australian CC?
     
  9. moxxham thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have two iCloud accounts. One in the us. One in AU. I live in AU and want to transfer all my files from my US to my AU (files and photos are backed up so I can just re-upload them to my AU account).

    However apparently my game data and keychain isn't able to be synced across, that is what I was hoping to do. Apple doesn't let you change the country of an iCloud account.
    Therefore, I was hoping to find a way to sync ALL of my data to my AU account (any app or movie purchases, I don't care about).

    I can't do that, so I'll just have to suck it up, and do all my keychain info again with my AU account and then delete my US account
     
  10. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    where did you learn that? Yes you cannot transfer apple id data to another account. But you CAN change country. here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201389

    You will still not be able to combine the 2 accounts. But you will be able to use the australian app store, etc.
     
  11. moxxham thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've tried that but the country just doesn't change. Would it be worth to try doing it on my Mac instead?
     
  12. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    Well now you're stating the true problem :) It can change and apple allows it. Your error may be due to a different reason. Contact apple support.
     
  13. gaanee macrumors 6502a

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    How do you transfer apps from one account to other, could you please provide more details?

     
  14. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    you cannot. whoever is saying that doesn't know or is lying, simple.
     
  15. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Simple. Search those apps in your new store region, and tap "get" or "purchase" to download it. Since you have purchased the same app in previous market, you will not be charged twice. After that, when checking updates, you can also see updates of those apps on your iTunes update section, or updates tab on your App Store.
    But the purchase record of this app will not be transferred. That means next time you see the app in App Store from new store, you still can only see "get" or price tag, rather than a download button.
    This is what I mean "transfer".
     
  16. gaanee macrumors 6502a

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    Are you saying to simply change the country associated with your account and then re-download the app bought from previously associated country appstore? .. or transfering apps from account-1 in county-1 to account-2 in country-2?

     
  17. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    There is no official way to transfer purchase record from one account to another. But you can download the same app at new store with no additional cost (whether free or paid). Doing so may let you check updates using your new account only for those apps without switching back and forth.

    And, what I am doing is "change the country associated with my account and then re-download the app bought from previously associated country App Store". And you can do this to make updating apps easier.

    Still, you need to contact game developer to see if they can help you to transfer game record to your new Aussie account. I have no experience about that. And keychain? Oh, maybe you need to find some other ways to copy all entries to your new account on Mac. There is no way to transfer it through iPhone/iPad/iPod.

    If you need further explanation, I will try my best.
     
  18. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    You're simply showing how to change country and re-download purchases. That's well documented and is not called a "transfer". Please don't confuse newbies. Transfer means only 1 thing - take purchases from 1 itunes account and put them in another - which Apple doesn't allow.
     
  19. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    I know this clearly and that's why I say ""transfer" (with double quotes)", not "transfer (without double quotes)". This is not a real transfer of purchase record and game data etc. And I have already stated the OP to ask for game developer to see if there are other ways to transfer game data to a new account. And I never say purchase record can be transferred, which basically determines which app on this market can be downloaded again for free.

    I apologies for such use of double quotes. This is my fault. But I never say data can actually be "transferred" from old account to a new account, as what you have mentioned here.
     
  20. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    ok. Dude, next time, you could just say "re-download" instead of transfer, with or without quotes.
     
  21. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Ok. I will note that. Thanks.
     

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