[2 Ways] How to Transfer Game Data from One Apple ID to Another

Need to use a new Apple ID but don’t want to lose game data? To meet your different needs, this guide will show you how to transfer game data from one Apple ID to another to avoid any data loss.

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By Demi / Updated on June 6, 2023

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I’d like to transfer Game Center gameplay data to a new Apple ID.

My son has been using my iPad for Apple Arcade and I just set up a new Apple ID for him. Can I transfer the game data to his new ID? I don't care about GameCenter, but he does. Can I change the e-mail on the GameCenter account to transfer?

- Question from Apple Community

Can you transfer games from one Apple ID to another?

For any game lover, the game progress, high scores, and purchased game character skins, etc. are of vital importance. While under certain necessary circumstances, like the scenario above or get a new iPhone/iPad, you may need to use a new Apple ID on your iPad/iPhone. Can you change Apple ID without losing game data?

Transfer game data

Yes. The two solutions in this guide will tell you how to transfer game data from one Apple ID to another according to different situations.

Way 1, to some degree, enables you to access Game Center using the old Apple ID but a new Apple ID for all other services.

Way 2 is more recommended handling different occasions. It helps you transfer not only game data, but also all other data and files from one Apple ID to another with one click.

How to transfer game data from one Apple ID to another

You can look through both of the solutions below, and choose one that suit you better. For better illustration, let’s assume to transfer game data from Apple ID A to Apple ID B.

Way 1. Transfer game data to new Apple ID from Game Center

The steps below are the same regardless of the device you have or the iOS version it is currently running. Sign in the new Apple ID B on your iPhone/iPad, and follow the steps below to know how to transfer game data from one iCloud account to another.

Step 1. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone/iPad > Scroll down to locate and choose Game Center.

choose game center

Step 2. Scroll down to the very bottom of the screen, tap Sign Out > You will log out the Apple ID B > Toggle the switch to re-enable Game Center.

Step 3. You will be prompt to sign in with your Apple account. When you are asked to sign in the Apple ID associated with your iPhone/iPad, tap “Not ‘YOUR APPLE ID NAME’?” to sign in the old Apple ID A where the game data is saved.

use different apple id game center

Now, you can keep the game data even if you are using a new Apple ID on your iPad/iPhone.

Way 2. Transfer game data to new Apple ID using FoneTool

The only downside to Way 1 is going to be that the longer you play with Apple ID A, the more progress you’ll accrue, and correspondingly, the more you may lose.

If you have got a new iOS device or decide to stop using the old Apple ID A, not only game data, why don’t you transfer all data from one Apple ID to another? The professional iOS data transfer tool - FoneTool is highly recommended.

FoneTool helps transfer all your applications (including data files, preference), system settings, Safari, photos, contacts, text messages, memos, calendars, etc. with amazing speed.

You will be given two options to finish the task. FoneTool is compatible with iPhone from iPhone 4 to iPhone 14, as well as iPad, iPod. Download the tool on your PC and follow the steps below to make it.

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Option 1. 1-click transfer data from iPhone to iPhone with different Apple ID
If you have got a new iPhone sign with the new Apple ID B and two Apple Lightning to USB cables, you can try iPhone to iPhone function in FoneTool.

Step 1. Connect two devices signed in with different Apple ID > Launch FoneTool and click Phone Transfer from its homepage.

Step 2. Mouse over the iPhone to iPhone icon and click Start Transfer.

iphone to iphone transfer

Step 3. If needed, you can enable Backup encryption > Finally, click Start Transfer to begin. When it is finished, the target iPhone will be restarted automatically.

start transfer

Option 2. Full backup/restore game data between different Apple ID
If you are in the same situation as the scenario: need to use a new Apple ID on your device, or you have only one Apple Lightning to USB cable, the Full Backup function can also give you a hand.

Step 1. Plug your iPhone that signed in with the Apple ID A to computer > Launch FoneTool and click Phone Backup > Locate Full Backup and click Get Started.

full backup

Step 2. Optionally, enable Backup encryption > Choose a backup storage path and click Start Backup.

start backup

Step 3. When the backup finishes, unplug iPhone, sign out Apple ID A and sign in with Apple ID B.

Step 4. Finally, connect iPhone to computer and launch FoneTool again > Locate Backup History page > Locate the backup file and click Restore to get the files back to your iPhone signed with Apple ID B.

click restore

Conclusion

Hope you have known how to transfer game data from one Apple ID to another. If you want to the old Apple ID as your game account, you can set up it from Game Center on your device. You can also try the transfer tool - FoneTool to transfer more data between different Apple ID.

Demi
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Doris is an editor of AOMEI Technology as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.