By Demi / Last update October 12, 2021

Transferring purchases from old Apple ID to new Apple ID

Hello all, I recently created a new Apple ID and would like to transfer my App Store and iTunes purchases from an old Apple ID. How can I accomplish this, or is this possible?

- Question from Apple Community

When you create a new Apple ID, you may find ways to easily transfer contacts from one Apple ID to another. However, things are not always as easy as you expect. For example, you may find that you aren’t allowed to transfer iTunes purchases to another account in the way you do to transfer files. Luckily, in this guide, you can transfer purchases to a new in two ways with a little patience.

Part 1. Transfer purchases to new Apple ID via Home Sharing

The first way you can merge purchases from one Apple ID to another is to try iCloud Home Sharing, which allows you to share digital purchases with the members of your family. Therefore, you can set your new Apple ID as one of your family members to make it with the following steps.

How to enable and setup Family Sharing
Step 1. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Sign in with your previous Apple ID > Family Sharing > Set Up Your Family and follow the onscreen instruction. Note that you need to turn on the option of Share Purchases with Family. 

Set Up Family Sharing

Step 2. To invite the new Apple ID as your family member, back to Family Sharing > Add Member > Enter the email address of your new Apple ID.

You can enter the password of your new Apple ID to accept the invitation, then follow the onscreen instructions.

Home Sharing only allows you to share purchases with no more than five family members.
You can be a part of only one family at a time.

How to download purchases to the new Apple ID
Now, go back to Settings to sign out the previous account and sign in with your new Apple ID. Let’s take transfer purchased apps to another Apple ID as an example.

Step 1. On App Store on your iPhone, tap your profile picture in the upper-right corner, then tap Purchased.

Step 2 Tap the name of your previous Apple ID to get the contents > Tap Download icon next to each app to download it.

App Store Purchased Page

Note: Since all the items will still show their full price, to avoid paying for the items again, it’s more suggested to download them from the purchase page.

Part 2. Transfer purchases from one Apple ID to another with a powerful tool

Indeed, it’s kind of complicated to transfer purchases via Home Sharing. To make things simpler, it’s recommended you try AOMEI MBackupper, to transfer purchases from one Apple ID to another and backup your iPhone at the same time.

Features and advantages of AOMEI MBackupper
• Simple operation. It just requires a few clicks to finish the task with no effort via AOMEI MBackupper.
•Transfer types of items. AOMEI MBackupper can transfer all purchases to another Apple ID, like Apple Music subscription. It can also transfer photos, contacts, call history, text messages, memos, calendars, Safari (history, bookmarks), applications (data files, preference), as well as system settings.
• Wide compatibility. AOMEI MBackupper can support different models of iPhone, iPad, and iPod. It is perfectly compatible with versions of iOS, too.

Simple steps to transfer purchases to new Apple ID
Step 1. Click the icon below to download and install AOMEI MBackupper to your computer > Make sure you have signed in the previous Apple ID on your iPhone, and connect it to the computer.

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Step 2. Click Full Backup on the homepage of AOMEI MBackupper.

Full Backup

Step 3. Click Full Backup again to backup all data on your iPhone.

Click Full Backup

Step 4. If necessary, enable Backup encryption to protect the privacy of your backup files, then click Start Backup.

Start Backup

When it is over, you can unplug your iPhone, sign out the previous Apple ID and sign in with the new one. Then, connect your iPhone to the computer again to get all purchases to your new Apple account.

Step 5. Go to AOMEI MBackupper, click Full Backup > Choose Full Restore.

Full Restore

Step 6. Choose the backup version and click Restore.

Click Restore

• The corresponding data on your iPhone will be overwritten after restoring from full backup.
• Make sure your iPhone has enough space remain to save the full backup file. If needed, you can erase iPhone without password with the function “Erase iPhone” in AOMEI MBackupper.

Transfer selective purchases from one Apple ID to another
Just in case if you want to transfer selective files to the new Apple ID, you can choose Transfer to Computer function to transfer music from iPhone to computer no matter if it is purchased or non-purchased. 

Transfer to Comouter

After changing the Apple ID, you can rely on Transfer to iPhone to get them back with simple clicks.

Transfer To iPhone


To transfer purchases to new Apple ID, you cannot make it directly by changing Apple ID on your iPhone. Luckily, you can transfer purchases from one Apple ID to another with Home Sharing or AOMEI MBackupper. With easy performances and professional backup service, AOMEI MBackupper can be a better choice for you.

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