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Separate iTunes accounts and buying I.A.P?

02-11-2013, 05:03 PM
#1
Joined: Apr 2012
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Separate iTunes accounts and buying I.A.P?

If you buy a game on a Canadian iTunes account, you can't buy I.A.P's on it with a US account. Is there any way around this. I guess the only way around this would be to re-download the game on my US account. Would I lose all my progress then, or would gamecenter save it? Thanks for your help!
02-11-2013, 05:16 PM
#2
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you could use a program like iexplorer, ifunbox, diskaid, itools and back up the documents and profile folder of that game most of the times the documents folders keeps the save games.

So you just delete the old and download the new and paste that folder again and you should have your progress
02-11-2013, 05:19 PM
#3
Joined: Aug 2012
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Nope, that's not possible. You have to buy IAPs with the same account as the game has been purchased with.
02-11-2013, 05:22 PM
#4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ausar View Post
you could use a program like iexplorer, ifunbox, diskaid, itools and back up the documents and profile folder of that game most of the times the documents folders keeps the save games.

So you just delete the old and download the new and paste that folder again and you should have your progress
Ok, thank you. That's a great idea!
02-11-2013, 09:36 PM
#5
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I've had the same problem, and this is my solution - if you have more than one device, simply use it to download the game with the account you want to purchase IAPs from. That way, the account will have the same game associated with it and *should* process the IAPs.

Of course, this only works with free games, unless you want to pay for the game twice.


*Disclaimer: I have not tried this myself, but it's what I was planning to do. I don't see why it wouldn't work, but there's a small chance that it may not.



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02-12-2013, 07:50 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2011
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I've been doing it for years.
Echo is right, you can log in from another device with the same game centre logged in and buy something.
But usually games with a log in already automatically save your progress to your account, so even if you delete the game it should be saved to your log in.
Just when you delete the game don't select 'delete my game centre progress'
Sometimes I buy a free game with my nz account before the game is available but I always try to redowload that game (if its really good) on my proper account the next day.