what benefits from using 2 apple ids ?


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Nov 12, 2011
I've seen on forums, blogs and general setups of new devices ... where people use 2 apple ids ?
some people have an Apple ID to setup their device - then use a separate email address (Apple ID) for iCloud ? ....

why is this ? what's the benefits ?

many thanks in advance



macrumors 6502
May 9, 2013
The main reason that I seen is so that people can get apps which are available in different countries (e.g. soft launches).

The most notable countries which I've seen seem to be New Zealand, Canada and Japan.

I'm not sure what other benefits having multiple Apple ID provides apart taking up the username so no one else can use it.


macrumors 6502a
May 15, 2007
Melbourne, Australia
One ID for the App Store, so I can share apps with my family, another ID for my personal iCloud. Above this, I have app store IDs for the UK, US and Singapore. The UK and US so that I can download BBC iPlayer and Netflix, and Singapore because music is half the price.
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.