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

Do you use different Apple IDs for iCloud and media subscriptions and purchases? If you sign up for Apple One, you can apply the iCloud+ storage and features to the Apple ID of your choice.

Apple One bundles up to six Apple services into one easy-to-use subscription. If you have just one Apple ID, all Apple One services are applied to that account automatically. But if you use one Apple ID for iCloud and another for media purchases and subscriptions, the iCloud storage and features included with your Apple One subscription are automatically applied to the account that you use for media purchases and subscriptions. To change this, go to Settings and choose a different account.


iPhone showing two different accounts that you can choose from.

Choose an Apple ID when you set up Apple One

When you sign up for Apple One, you might be asked to choose which Apple ID to use with the iCloud+ features and storage.

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

Apply iCloud+ features and storage to a different Apple ID

At any time, you can go to Settings and choose which Apple ID to use with the iCloud+ features and storage that are included with Apple One.

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

Learn more

  • If you already pay for iCloud+ and you apply the iCloud storage included with Apple One to the Apple ID that you use with iCloud, the storage included with Apple One replaces your current storage plan. Your existing iCloud+ plan is canceled.
  • If you apply the iCloud+ features and storage as part of Apple One to the account that you use for iCloud and then upgrade your iCloud+ plan later, the storage that's included with Apple One is moved back to the Apple ID that you use for media purchases and subscriptions.
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