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Random_Person 01-30-2012 09:44 PM

Apps transfer?
Ok, so I got my mac like 2 months ago and I didn't have an apple ID back then so I used my dad's (with his permission). Now i do have an apple id and I just want to transfer iLife without buying the whole thing again with my account. I went into the purchases tab in the app store one time and got a message asking me if i want to transfer ilife to my apple id i said yes and it said it was unable to transfer because that was not the apple id i used to download the apps with (on the starting or set up screen when i first turned on my mac, i put in my dad's apple id and it transferred ilife into his apple id now i want to transfer it to my apple id, but i can;t. Is there a way to transfer the apps or can I reset the mac so i can enter my apple id at the starting screen?
thanks in advance

Lifeisabeach 01-30-2012 10:42 PM

You can't transfer it to another account. No way, no how. Just log out of his iTunes account once it's installed and authorized, then log into your iTunes account. iLife will still work.

Lifeisabeach 01-31-2012 09:34 AM


Originally Posted by chas_m (Post 1363765)
Question for lifeisabeach: yes, but won't doing that mean his version of iLife will never be upgraded (minor upgrades obviously)?

Probably a very minor issue, but just wondering.

He should just have to authorize the update with his dad's iTunes password. At least that's how it works on my iPhone. I changed my Apple ID when I got MobileMe. I still get update notices for my older purchases and it just prompts me for the password to the old account.

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