Apple One Subscription Plans Will Support Users Who Have Multiple Apple IDs

After Apple announced its Apple One service bundles at its "Time Flies" event earlier this week, there was uncertainty among some users with older Apple IDs about whether Apple One would work with multiple Apple IDs.

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Some users have two Apple IDs, often split between one for iCloud services and one for purchases and subscriptions. This is a result of the fact that the iTunes Store account and Apple's various cloud service accounts were originally separate. As these accounts were eventually upgraded into modern Apple IDs, it left many users with two different Apple IDs. Although Apple allows users to use both accounts on their devices with various workarounds, the problem has never been fully addressed and Apple does not allow users to consolidate multiple accounts.

MacRumors reader Richard raised a potential issue with ‌Apple One‌ and multiple Apple IDs following the announcement of the new service:

I actually have a question after the announcement of the new Apple One subscription. I, like many older Apple users, have two Apple IDs — one for all of my iCloud services and one for all of my purchases, Apple Music subscription, etc.

We all know Apple has failed to allow any type of merging, but has continued to support two Apple IDs. My question for them is, how will that change with Apple One? Because the subscription service offers a subscription for iCloud storage and my other subscriptions, which span across two Apple IDs...

Since ‌Apple One‌ includes subscriptions to services such as Apple Music, which some users will have registered to the Apple ID that was originally their iTunes Store account, and a subscription to ‌iCloud‌ storage, which some users will have registered to the ‌Apple ID‌ that was originally for Apple cloud services, it was not immediately clear if Apple will support multiple Apple IDs for ‌Apple One‌.

Microsoft's Senior Cloud Advocate Christina Warren raised the question on Twitter, and received a reply from Apple's Chris Espinosa, which was spotted by 9to5Mac.

Espinosa, who was Apple's eighth employee and pioneered Apple's Family Sharing feature, which deals with multiple Apple IDs within a family, confirmed that ‌Apple One‌ will manage users with multiple Apple IDs. It is unclear if this will involve any new consolidation of accounts, but the news will placate many users who were concerned about being excluded from ‌Apple One‌.

The launch date of ‌Apple One‌ is as yet unconfirmed, but the service bundles are expected to arrive this fall.

Top Rated Comments

cknibbs Avatar
22 months ago
I seriously hope they finally let us merge IDs. That would be awesome!
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsplusmacs Avatar
22 months ago
Phew! I too have two separate IDs.

I would be totally into merging them into one Apple. You know, like one Apple One ID???

:)
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
noleli Avatar
22 months ago
('https://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/16/apple-working-on-allowing-the-merging-of-multiple-apple-ids/')

Remember 9 years ago ('https://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/16/apple-working-on-allowing-the-merging-of-multiple-apple-ids/') when we thought they were going to let us merge Apple IDs? lol.

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Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dwalls90 Avatar
22 months ago

I seriously hope they finally let us merge IDs. That would be awesome!
After like 10 years of requesting this functionality, I strongly agree, though am afraid this isn't what will actually happen. I hope I'm wrong.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CWallace Avatar
22 months ago
It's hilarious that instead of an Apple employee answering the question, a Microsoft employee did.
Chris Espinoza is an Apple employee - one of the originals.

The question was asked by a Microsoft employee. :)
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ryanmcv Avatar
22 months ago
Please let us finally merge our Apple IDs. Managing two accounts with different subscriptions, email addresses, passwords, etc. is such a pain.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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