Apple will no longer support logging into iTunes or the App Store with an AOL account
AOL users take note. Starting on Tuesday, March 31, Apple will no longer allow log-ins to iTunes, the App Store, or the iBooks Store with those AOL credentials.
Apple has recently emailed users who will be affected by the change. According to a support document posted on Apple’s site, users simply need to sign-in to iTunes with a Mac or PC and then follow the on-screen instructions to convert their account into an Apple ID.
If the AOL information isn’t converted by that date, Apple will be unable to provide any assistance. That also means you will lose access to the stores and any content that had been previously purchased.
The change doesn’t affect any access to AOL-specific services using your AOL credentials.
Apple and AOL partnered up for the service all the way back in 2003. If you’re affected by the change, we highly recommend going ahead and converting your ID as soon as possible.
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