[Review] AccountChanger - Easily Swap iTunes Accounts From the App Store
Itís a known fact that many
people have more than one iTunes account. Whether you have a family and each person has their own iTunes account, but you share a single iDevice, or you simply have more than one iTunes account all to yourself for some reason, switching between them to make App Store and iTunes purchases has never been easy. It requires you to go digging into the Settings application to sign out of your currently signed-in iTunes account and then sign into a new iTunes account.
Apple should have long ago implemented a feature directly into all of their iTunes store applications (App Store, iBooks, and iTunes), unfortunately, they didnít. Taking the first step forward is iOS developer typ0s2d10
, who has created a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed AccountChanger
to help us easily switch iTunes accounts directly from the App Store application.
As illustrated by the screenshots above, AccountChanger adds an 'Accounts' button to the purchased tab in the App Store application. Tapping on the 'Accounts' button then yields a spin box for selecting any of your iTunes accounts that are affiliated with any content on your iDevice (only one, in this case Ė blurred out for privacy). Simply tap on the iTunes account you want to use and log into it to start using it for the App Store by tapping on the 'Login' button.
AccountChanger has some notable bugs since it is a beta release as noted in the Cydia description. The bugs include your default iTunes account being reactivated when you leave the purchased tab in the App Store or when you have the iTunes application running in the background while using this tweak, your default account will be used as well. We can expect these bugs to be squashed in the near future, however these existing bugs make the tweak very hard to recommend for the time being. The iPad is not supported yet, but it is coming in the future. AccountChanger requires iOS 5 to install.