Yes you can combine the contents of iTunes accounts.
I have been getting questions from both married and non-married couples about merging their iTunes accounts. Currently and I do not anticipate this changing, you cannot merge iTunes
accounts. You can however combine the contents of more than one iTunes account which I have done for a few clients and it can be an involved process. What I will discuss here are issues to consider after combining the contents of the respective iTunes accounts into one iTunes account. For discussion purposes let’s assume that you will be using the iTunes account with your iPad
. You can determine what in iTunes you wish synced to your device.
For your music, every song should be in at least one playlist. Not everyone including your significant other will like all of the same songs. As such, you will not want to sync all. You can sync your music by any combination of playlists, artists, genres and albums. Having every song in at least one playlist provides you greater flexibility with these options.
You also need to determine which apps on the combined iTunes
account you want on your iPad. If you want apps on your iPad removed then in the Apps section under your iPad select those Apps you wish removed.
For any Movies, TV Shows and Podcasts on the combined iTunes account, select the option you wish for each. You can choose not to sync them, all unplayed, 1 of the most recent unplayed, 5 of the most recent new, all, among other options.
For Books, you can sync all, some or no books. Make your desired selection.
With photos, you will choose the pictures you wish synced to your iPad by folders. Again you can choose not to sync photos, sync from some or all folders. It is your choice.
As you can see the options are not all or none. You have a large amount of control over what you wish to have synced from the combined account to your iPad. Keep in mind that you also can change these selections later on. You are not locked into them.
Becoming a couple can become an exciting time. Successfully blending your iTunes contents can be another part of the experience.
If you have further questions about combining iTunes accounts, I can be contacted at (917) 572-3468 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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