Apple ID is Apple's user identification system intended to be a single sign on for users of Apple services, hardware and software.

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How to fix the error stating “Please contact iTunes support to complete this transaction”?

I have created a new iTunes account. When I open iTunes and sign in with my new account, it says I need to review my account. After doing so and filling in all requirements for my account, the ...
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Is it a bad idea to have a shared Apple ID for purchases that also is used for iCloud?

There is lots of advice that suggests using a shared Apple ID for purchasing things (so that all devices using that Apple ID for purchasing can access those purchases) and to then use a separate Apple ...
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2 Apple IDs on one device?

This is probably a stupid question but can you have multiple Apple ID's on the same iOS device? My Girlfriend and I have both got an iPad and an iPod Classic and may well be getting iPhones at some ...
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2 Apple IDs - 90 day ban?

I have 2 Apple IDs but I think I read that if you use a second ID, you cannot use the first again for 90 days. Is this true? If so, I need another solution! 95% of my app purchases have been with ...
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How can I download free apps without registering an Apple ID?

"This Apple ID has not been yet been used before in the iTunes Store. Tap review to sign in, then review your account information." I keep getting this message when I try to install free apps ...
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Change Apple ID primary email address

Ho can I change my Apple ID primary email address. I do not have access to the one listed I have been through all the support articles but they all tell you to sign on (which I would have to do with ...
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How do I remove or delete an @me.com email?

I currently have 2 Apple IDs, one that uses my Gmail account and I have been using this one for a while now, this is the one I want to keep. When iCloud came out, I registered an @me.com email for ...
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Question on Apple ID for iPad bought as gift

I ordered the new iPad for my husband and used my Apple ID & password. How can he change to his ID when the iPad gets here? He will want to set up his own since we do not share the same taste in ...
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Changing Apple ID on iPad to match Apple ID on iPhone

My daughter bought a new iPad and gave me her old iPad. However, her old iPad has her Apple ID associated with it. I want to change that ID to the same Apple ID I use on my iPhone. Is that ...
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Apple App Store Currency

I am buying the new iPad in US. I am going to be sending this to India for my mom. Now, what do I have to do to ensure that if and she purchases Apps from the App Store, the currency is in the local ...
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Signing up to iTunes Match in a country that doesn't have it

I am really digging Apple's iTunes Match and would love to get it. However, I am living in Sweden where you can´t subscribe to it at the moment. I have found that there is a workaround for it, by ...
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How many devices can be associated with an Apple ID for Find my iPhone?

We're in a process right now to register 100+ company-issued iPhones. Right now the process of creating an Apple ID for each iPhone to be used for Find my iPhone is very time consuming, so my manager ...
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Issue with FaceTime and iMessage (iPod touch 4)

My sister bought an iPod touch yesterday. Everything seems to work fine except for FaceTime and iMessage. In both applications, after she signs in with her Apple ID, she can see the next screen for ...
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There is no link in the verification email for a new Apple ID I created

I got my new iPhone today and ofcrouse made an Apple ID right away. Everything goes ok, I get sent a verification email, but there is no link in it. It has the instructions and they mention a link, ...
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Use FaceTime with the same Apple ID?

I and my wife own three Apple devices. MacBook Pro, iPad 2 (only Wi-Fi) and iPhone 4S. All of these are registered with the same Apple ID and Gmail account. With FaceTime I can call to IPhone, but I ...
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How do I transition from a MobileMe account to an existing iCloud account?

I'm starting to get more messages about MobileMe ending, but despite all the info people have been posting online, I'm still confused as to how to deal with my own situation. I currently keep all ...
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Changing my iTunes account details

I have a UK account but have relocated to Australia. I'm trying desperately to change my account details but the system won't let me as I have £10 credit on my UK account. I don't mind losing the £10 ...
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Does the AppleTV support multiple Apple ID accounts?

I'm considering buying the new AppleTV, but I'm wondering if it works in the way that I want it to work. What I would like is that my wife can take pictures on her iPhone and have them sync via iCloud ...
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merging two Apple ID accounts/emails

I had an ATT iphone and have changed to the Verizon iphone today. I wanted to sync my apps and google mail/contacts and was told that I had to connect with itunes and it would update. I opened itunes ...
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Can I frequently switch Apple IDs on my iPad?

I had thought one couldn't upon reading the text on Apple's website, "Once a device or computer is associated with your Apple ID, you cannot associate that device or computer with another Apple ID for ...
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Can I use my Apple ID to download apps I've purchased onto a friend's iOS device?

Im buying an iphone for my friend, which knows nothing about technology, im planning to download apps for him. Can i use my apple id store and download what I already purchased with my iphone (so ...
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Is Apple ID the publisher name for apps or books created with iBooks Author?

I'm about to sign into the Mac Apps store for the first time. I have an Apple ID -- my Apple ID is my email address. When I publish something in the Apps store, for Mac or for iPad or for iPhone, ...
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How can I send an iMessage from a different Apple ID than the one the device is registered to?

We have a family iPad that is registered to my Mom's Apple ID. I'd like to be able to use iMessage, but with my Apple ID, not her Apple ID. Is there a way to do this without deregistering the iPad?
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Can I transfer content between devices authorized to different Apple IDs?

I just bought an used iPod Touch 4G running iOS 5 for my son. The person had a ton of legit apps & games on it. My son did not want to lose those, but he is unable to load up any music. When he ...
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Unable to link Apple ID with User Account in Lion 10.7.3

I'm desperately trying to link my user account with my Apple ID. After entering my ID and password a yellow warning sign appears in System Preferences beside the Set Apple ID button and the console ...
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Computer access to music attached to a very old email address [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I unlock my iTunes account when my old e-mail is unavailable? For some reason my iPod music located on my computer has re-attached itself to a very old email ...
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How do I identify if an email address is already used as an Apple ID?

My wife needs her own Apple ID, so I went to this webapp, which Apple has designed to let you know if you already have an Apple ID associated with your email: ...
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Can I have different Apple IDs on my iPhone 4S?

iCloud has an Apple ID: Settings > iCloud Messages has an Apple ID: Settings > Message > Receive At Store has an Apple ID: Setting > Store Do these all have to be the same ID? ...
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How to best manage 1 iTunes account with SEVERAL devices in our family.

We have 1 iTunes account for my family. We have 4 iPhones, 1 iPad, 2 MacBooks, 1 iMac, and several iPods. I understand that each device can be configured to only sync certain playlists, so I do not ...
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Switch Apple-id

I bought an iPad2 last May and used my husbands Apple ID that he uses for iTunes. I have used his id to buy apps for my iPad2 and even bought iTunes cards to put on his account. Well now I have an ...
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Using a company iPad privately

My boss has given each employee an iPad 2 with the express permission to use it privately as well as professionaly (take it home, install apps, ...). All iPads are used with the same company-wide ...
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Apple accounts and a workplace Mac?

I am getting a MacBook Pro today, in order to build an App. My question is simple (I hope): Can I set up a company account through Apple, for Appstore purchases, etc.? Or? Do I have to set up a ...
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What is the difference between a iTunes ID and an Apple ID?

I have an Apple ID, do I also need an iTunes ID to purchase music?
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Make my iCloud @me.com email my primary Apple ID

Before iCloud began operation I used a gmail email for my Apple ID. With the advent of iCloud I have begun using my iCloud email for everything. The one thing that frustrates me is that Apple does not ...
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Can I change Apple IDs?

I originally used my Apple ID with my daughter's iPod and now iPhone so that her purchases would be linked to my credit card. I now know that wasn't necessary. I'd like to know how to change this so ...
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One Apple ID or Two?

Can someone please help me out? I currently own an iPhone and an iPad and my son has a iPod touch 4th Generation. iCloud works well between them, but my wife is looking to get an iPhone as well. If ...
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What are some best practices for a family sharing a single Apple ID?

My family shares an apple ID, and I can't chose whose contacts I want to sync with when I set up Icloud. For example, I own a Mac and an iPhone. I want my content to only be synced between MY Mac and ...
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How can I make the App Store remember my password?

It seems that my iPod Touch (iOS 5.0.1) will keep asking for my AppleID password every time I try to install an application from App Store. It is really driving me insane. I would be happy to add the ...
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I deleted my Apple ID Calendar on iCloud, how do I get it back?

On my iPad, I accidentally deleted my calendar named with my apple id, thinking i didnt need it. Now, it wont allow me to sync my phone or the iPad with Cloud Calendar... it doesnt even appear as an ...
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Can someone else sign into my iTunes account to download my purchased apps?

I buy many apps and I'd like to let my little cousin use my account to download games I've purchased. Obviously Apple won't encourage accounts holders to share their accounts with relatives but ...
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How do I unlock my iTunes account when my old e-mail is unavailable?

When I originally set up my iTunes account, I used an email address from my prior employer. I later moved my account to a personal rather than corporate email address and I have since changed jobs. ...
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Bought a new MacBook Pro, how do I transfer the OS X Lion license to my Apple account?

I would like to install Lion on a different MacBook Pro in my house, but I can't download/install OS X Lion as it hasn't been linked to my Apple ID. Any suggestions?
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Can I move app purchases from one Apple ID to another?

Can I move apps purchased with one Apple ID to another Apple ID? I am looking at purchasing a used iOS device and I want to be able to keep all the apps that are on the device (with permission of the ...
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How can I delete an apple account?

I have an old account that I don't use. I can log in through https://appleid.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MyAppleId.woa/ and edit my account but can't find anywhere to delete it. Is it possible?
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Wrong Apple ID for iCloud?

My initial Apple ID was associated with a now defunct email address. I just updated my AppleID to a real email. I have managed to update it successfully with everything except iCloud on my phone. The ...
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Can I purchase from other sites using my Apple ID?

Is it possible to purchase from other sites using my Apple ID account like paypal; to pay for items on sites other than the iTunes store? How would this be done technically? I have came up with a few ...
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How can I change a defunct Apple ID email address?

I never changed my student email account to which all app purchases have been made. I just upgraded to iOS 5, and it requires to authenticate the iCloud, by verifying an email sent to the now defunct ...
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Can apps purchased from one Apple ID be shared between multiple iTunes libraries?

We have a number of iDevices in the family, and each user has their own Apple ID. Also, each person has their own computer to sync apps and other content. If I purchase an app for my iPod, Can I ...
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How can I change the Apple ID associated with an iPod Touch? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to change Apple ID on my iPhone I just bought myself a used iPod Touch - 2nd generation. The person who previously owned it cleared just about everything off. ...
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Are there disadvantages to using different Apple IDs for iCloud and Store purchases?

Apple provides instructions for configuring one Apple ID for iCloud and a different Apple ID for Store purchases. But this is clearly not the "recommended" approach. Is there a reason to avoid doing ...