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Need help updating Aps

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by mve, May 23, 2012.

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    In trying to update aps on my IPad 2, the window asking for my Apple ID password pops up, but has an old ID/ email address that I don't have access to. How do I change this to reflect my current Apple ID so I can update my aps?
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    App updates have to be done with the iTunes account email that originally downloaded them. You cannot transfer apps to another iTunes Id.
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    Hi there--


    Welcome to the iPadForum! This Forum offers so much information related to the iPad and its use. The IPF has many discussion topics related to: Acessories, Help, Apple News, Hacking, Gaming, Business/Education, Special Needs and Health.

    The iPadForum also includes a Regional Ipad Group for international users across the world. This is a wonderful area to "find" members from your own country.
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    Moving this to the Help Section...
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    I'm afraid that you'll have to delete the apps and re-purchase them with your new Apple ID,if they were paid apps.If they were free apps,you just delete them and download them under your new Apple ID and email.
    You might be better off restoring the iPad to factory settings and setting it up as a new iPad under your new Apple ID.
    Last edited: May 23, 2012

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