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How I Change My App Store Username iPad

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TanyaH666 Dec 10, 2010 9:08 AM Post in iPad Apps
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When i got my iPad i set it up with my itunes username, which was a AOL account. i since changed my itunes account to use my apple id. when i purchase or try to update apps on my iPad, i have to enter a password. the AOL account that i originally set up as my app store account on my iPad is no longer active, but i cant figure out how to change the default username that pops up in the app store.
i have gone to the app store in my setting and changed that to my apple id account and i am logged in, but when i go to download an app, the verify password box is still set to my AOL username.
how do i change this
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How I Change My App Store Username iPad

erik graham Dec 11, 2010 5:35 AM
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try this. no guarantees;
in the iTunes app on your iPad, scroll down to the bottom. There should be 3 buttons across the bottom: Account:<your user name>, Redeem, and Support
Does the Account button show your AOL id?
Even if its not showing your AOL account name, click on it and choose Sign Out from the window that pops up.
Then try to sign in with the new username/password or make a purchase (even a free app will do) and sign in when prompted.
No idea if this will work, but its probably worth trying since making the change in settings is not working for you.
good luck
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anilsudhakaran Dec 11, 2010 5:35 AM
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From the iPad manual
Store
Use Store settings to change or create an iTunes Store account. By default, the iTunes account you’re signed in to when you sync iPad with your computer appears in Store settings. You can change accounts on iPad to purchase music or applications from a different account. If you don’t have an iTunes account, you can create one in Store settings. Go to www.apple.com/legal/itunes/ww/.
Sign in to an account: Choose Store and tap Sign in, then enter your user name and password.
View your iTunes Store account information: Choose Store and tap View Account, then type your password and follow the onscreen instructions.
Sign in to a different account: Choose Store and tap Sign out, then tap Sign in and enter your username and password.
Create a new account: Choose Store and tap Create New Account, then follow the onscreen instructions.
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How I Change My App Store Username iPad

TanyaH666 Dec 11, 2010 5:35 AM
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thanks for the help!
i went into the app store, signed out and selected an app to download. it let me sign in with the apple id username and password and let me download the app fine.
but i have 2 updates on previous apps that i had downloaded with the AOL name, when i try to download the updates it still has my username set to the AOL name, so i cant download the updates because it doesnt give me the option to enter a different username =(
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How I Change My App Store Username iPad

erik graham Dec 11, 2010 5:35 AM
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glad it helped!
Your probably out of luck on those 2 other apps though.
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Cgar66 Dec 11, 2010 5:35 AM
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Are there any updates on this issue? I am having the same trouble.
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Kay Marczoch Dec 11, 2010 5:35 AM
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TanyaH666 wrote:
thanks for the help!

i went into the app store, signed out and selected an app to download. it let me sign in with the apple id username and password and let me download the app fine.

but i have 2 updates on previous apps that i had downloaded with the AOL name, when i try to download the updates it still has my username set to the AOL name, so i cant download the updates because it doesnt give me the option to enter a different username =(
As you bought those apps using your AOL name just try to enter your former password that is linked to that account, dont try to change your account regarding those updates.
If talking about free apps - delete those apps from your iPad and re-download them using your Apple ID
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igmackenzie Dec 11, 2010 5:35 AM
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I share your frustration here. Although you can login with another account, as you have experienced, you cant get updates unless you login again with your old account. This is crazy.
It should be possible to transfer purchases from one account to another, but its not.
Additionally, it is crazy that the ID has got to be an email address and not a name. For example, like you, I wanted to change my account name as it is using an email address that no longer exists. However, it must now be an email address - didnt use to be that way! You are however allowed to change the associated email address for communications. So, I have the situation that my associated email address is correct on the account (my MobileMe email), but it is still named after my old email address! So, I login with a non-existent email address. How silly is that?
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