If you subscribe to Apple One and use a different Apple ID for iCloud storage

If you use one Apple ID for iCloud and another for your purchases and subscriptions, learn how to get started with Apple One. 

Apple One bundles up to six Apple services into one easy-to-use subscription. When you have just one Apple ID, all Apple One services are applied to that account automatically. If you use different Apple IDs for iCloud and media subscriptions, your Apple One subscription is applied to the Apple ID you use for media subscriptions. However, you can apply the iCloud storage included in Apple One to the Apple ID you use for iCloud.

If you already pay for an iCloud storage plan and apply the iCloud storage included in Apple One to the Apple ID you use with iCloud, the storage included with Apple One will replace your current storage plan. Your current storage plan is canceled and you'll receive a pro-rated refund. 

To apply your iCloud storage to the Apple ID you use for iCloud, follow the steps below.

If the iCloud storage included in Apple One is less than your current plan, you keep your current storage plan and the iCloud storage in Apple One is applied to the Apple ID you use for media subscriptions.


Reassign your iCloud storage during Apple One setup

When you sign up for Apple One, you might see a message that lets you choose the Apple ID you'd like your iCloud storage applied to.

  1. In the message, select Change in Settings.
  2. Select the email address you'd like to use, then tap Use This Account. You might need to sign in to iCloud on your device.
  3. Tap Confirm. 

Reassign your iCloud storage in Settings

You can also update which Apple ID you use with iCloud storage any time in Settings. 

  1. Go to Settings > [your name] > Subscriptions. 
  2. Tap Apple One, then tap Manage iCloud Storage Accounts.
  3. Select the email address you'd like to use, then tap Use This Account. 
  4. Tap Confirm. 

If you have applied the iCloud storage included in Apple One to the Apple ID you use for iCloud then buy additional iCloud storage later, the storage included with Apple One will be moved back to the Apple ID you use for media subscriptions. 

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