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3/16/15
Original Poster
Yarden Cohen

How to transfer my purchased apps to another account

Hi,
I've changed my account to another, and I've managed to transfer pretty much all of my stuffs.. Gmail, Calendar, contacts etc..
I've stuck now with transfering my purchased apps..
I can't figure out how to transfer those apps to my new google account,
Its annoying because I have to keep syncing my old account on my android phone just to have those apps in my play store..
Thats the only last tick left on the sync options of that google account..

Any idea how to do it?

or perhaps any idea how can I contact google to ask them to do that for me? they are seriously unreachable..
All of the "contact us" buttons leads to nothing but FAQ..

Thanks ahead,
Jordan.
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All Replies (21)
Paolo Amoroso
3/16/15
Paolo Amoroso
Hi Yarden, it's unfortunately not possible to transfer paid apps to a different Google account.

There are a number of options for providing product feedback. Most Google Android apps have a "Help & Feedback" option in the main menu. You may also post your suggestion in section Suggest a feature or share feedback of the Google Play Help Forum.
HT EaglesFootball
7/6/15
HT EaglesFootball
Can I have multiple google Play accounts on my phone? One old one that accesses my purchased app and another that is more current?
Byteguy
7/6/15
Byteguy
Yes, you can have more than one account on your phone:

  https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/2521798?hl=en&ref_topic=3364260
Debora LeVan
9/29/15
Debora LeVan
is it possible to have the OLD google account not sync anything but the APPS? I have paid apps that I do not want to have to purchase again but my old account is through work and I do not want the email and contacts etc just my apps I have paid for.

Pee Andpoo
3/16/16
Pee Andpoo
I have the same issue. I changed my email address and have synced everything accept for my paid apps. I spent over 700 dollars on apps and now they are stuck to an email that I no longer wish to exist. Yes you can sync more than one account but it causes issues especially if you are using an app that needs google calendar, messaging, camera etc applications to run. How do we get someone to get on this issue? I do not think its fair.
3/16/16
Original Poster
Yarden Cohen
well I have spent less than 700 dollars.. but yeah..
I tried to contact all of the app owners that I have purchased from and asked for change the mail or refund so I could pay again from the new mail.. very very few have accepted that..
I have found myself purchasing the same app twice because of it.. Its really a big deal to carry two emails with you when one is only for your OLD purchased apps (the new apps being purchased from the new mail ofc)..
Byteguy
3/16/16
Byteguy
You don't have to synch the second account.  That's different than having access to content.

Go into your phone Menu -> Accounts -> Google -> choose the account -> and choose what you want to sync.  You can limit it to Account Data or even sync nothing.

Then, you can still get access to all your paid content and not have deal with all the other stuff that was on the account.  Purchases you make are still available.  It just won't automatically update anymore if you happen to still use that account on another device.

I have three accounts on my phone.  Two of them don't sync anything and all I ever deal with is my main account except when I specifically want something from the other two accounts.
3/16/16
Original Poster
Yarden Cohen
that is not a solution bro, we all know how to add another account.. I'm getting rid of the old account for a reason.. carrying it with me after I'm moving on doesn't make any sense..
That is just a missing feature by google and it should be fixed or find a better solution..
Pee Andpoo
3/17/16
Pee Andpoo
I appreciate your response. However, I have to agree with Yarden. The account I want nothing to do with has all my application and creditcard info attached to it along with many apps that were purchased. For example say you you get married and your wife has to changer her last name along with all other legal documents. Say also that she wished to change her email username from Anne...@gmail.com to Anne...@gmail.com. She can not do so because of the issue we are mentioning. Myself and for pretend, Anne Myth, want our emails changed along with the account information attached to those usernames. We want them gone for good. Fresh start. Bye Bye old life hello new. Now what do we do?!
Matthew Freund
6/29/16
Matthew Freund
You see, i'm sure google is working hard at getting this out to the public, but there are a few issues to really think about, which are as follows:

1. People constantly transferring their apps, music, movies, books, etc. to another account.
You see, I see a few MAJOR issues with this, it is not just that they might want it to be secure, or they feel that their account may be compromised, but it could be that they just want to mess up the HDD's or SSD's that keep all of this info on hand, you see, an HDD and SSD can only have info written in a certain area of that drive so many times, because each time that it is written over it causes a little bit of that drive to be damaged, and that is technically what your data is, a damaging of your drive, and the more that this happens, then the more that it will cost to keep going, (you keeping up with me? Get ready for much more!) Now, imagine that on a grand scale, every single google user could do this, constantly and infinitely, of course that is depending on whether or not google moves it to the security section so that if they recognize any "odd" behavior on your account, they will transfer all of, and any data to your new (previously specified) google account, now, if that were the case, then there would be less of an issue, but not by much, because if you know how many people may give out large amounts of personal information, which could give out a way for outsiders to get into your account, then there could be flaws with this too, they could change the email address to their google account, and PRESTO, you are now left with nothing, and you paid hundreds of dollars on apps and games that you didn't want to play anymore, and now someone has everything you paid for!!! so there is a lot of factors that could go into this, but the best option that I can see would be an account lockdown, so it would just encrypt everything you have ever kept in your google (drive, plus, mail, voice, calendar, etc.) and make it pretty much inaccessible to the public, and when you try to login again, you will be asked to call a number, or go to a google store, or some other place, and verify that it is you and then you will be able access your account, and what not.

2. They probably already implemented it!
You see, if you have a google account, you probably have used the security section of the google website, and you have most likely set it up, but if you go there, you can set up a recovery email, and phone number, and if you used google for that account, chances are that your account along with all info that goes along with it will be put into that email, and you will be contacted on your phone to let you know that you have to login with your recovery email to regain access to your files, and you will be able to transfer your info to another email account that you have set up after that incident, (entering philosophical mode here) and only once, but if it happens again, there could be a fee for having this happen so much, and there could be other consequences for that too, like loss of access to certain things, like youtube, gmail (if it gets that out of hand) g-drive, voice, etc. for whatever they feel the reason you keep losing your account to someone is, and then you will have to pay for those features to be returned because they don't want to continue to do that all the time, so it could be to teach you that it is a not a right to have all that stuff, but also, to teach you to not give out sensitive info, and also how to keep it private, while you support their company by doing all the wrong things, that way, it is a win win for you, and google, but mostly google...

3. Some other thing that I am not mentioning due to some lack of brain cells, or what not.
10 MORE
Jungle EXPO
2/10/19
Jungle EXPO
GOOGLE SUCKS 2019 AND STILL NO ANSWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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