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Registered: ‎09-28-2011
My Device: Curve 8520
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Moving Apps from One Account to Another

When I moved to my new job I got a new phone.  Not being sure what to do I set up a new BB Id with my new e-mail.  Now I can't get my apps from my old account.  How can I move those apps from my old account to my new one without having to pay for them again?

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Registered: ‎11-28-2008
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Re: Moving Apps from One Account to Another

Hi and Welcome to the Community!


It is a matter of using that old BB ID...apps cannot transfer between BB IDs, but BB IDs can transfer between devices, carrying along their purchase records.

To re-install your apps, please see this KB:

  • KB17625 How to install or transfer previously purchased applications from BlackBerry App World to a BlackBerry smartphone

Given that you've already created a new BB ID on the new device, you may also need this KB:

  • KB26694 How to change the BlackBerry ID on a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet or BlackBerry smartphone

I'm sorry that the process will be so cumbersome, but it is what it is.



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