Split or Migrate Apple IDs

The two scenarios I hear about the most from readers and friends are when two (sometimes more) people have opted to share an Apple ID to sync data and purchases, or when someone finally gives up on having multiple Apple IDs and wants to migrate as much as they can to a single Apple ID—sometimes a new one.

This chapter provides advice for both those tasks, although I want to warn you upfront that the results can be disappointing. Apple doesn’t provide help for either process, which means any split or migration will be by necessity incomplete.

Split an Apple ID Between Two People

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