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 create an apple id with an email that was used before in another apple id

I have an apple id associated with my main email, I abandoned the account by disconnecting it from all my devices and deauthorizing my computer then i removed the email from my apple id and replaced ...
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Can I trust Apple support and share my password?

I have problem with iCloud backup on my iPhone. After several calls to the Russian department of Apple support they suggest me to change my AppleID password temporarily to an test password proposed by ...
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IPhones sharing neither Apple ID nor iCloud somehow still sharing data

My girlfriend has recently acquired her sisters old iPhone 5s running latest iOS version as of writing. Her mother has an IPhone 5s as well, under similar conditions. Both devices are linked to ...
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Associate Apple ID with two different SIM cards (phone numbers)

I live in Canada but travel to the States and when I do I put in my American SIM card which of course has a different phone number. Sometimes when in the States I get locked out of my account and it ...
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Share Apple ID but don't want to share call log and browsing history… Help?

Help, my husband and I have the same Apple ID and always have, however he got a new phone and somehow now I am getting his call log history he is not receiving mine though, and he is getting my ...
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Apple ID - how to verify using pin code (no verification link in email)?

How can I complete the process of creating Apple ID if I have received an email with a PIN code like below, but no link to enter this PIN. email from appleid_usen@email.apple.com Dear User, You ...
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Can't recover account because forgot email

I lost my Game Center account password... Because I changed and don't remember. My Apple ID is going to iCloud. I know my iCloud password but I wasn't there for so long, so i used my same apple id and ...
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Unable to get iMessage on iPhone 4 to accept Apple ID

iMessage on the iPhone 4 has been switched off for some time. When I turned it on and tried to include an email to the Send/Receive options, it displayed the email address I use for my Apple ID, which ...
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Accidentally deleted friends Apple ID

I bought my friend's iPhone from her. I reset the iPhone and accidentally lost her Apple ID and everything that was purchased and backed up to iCloud. She gave me her username and password but when I ...
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An error occurred when enrolling for the Apple Developer Program

I have an Apple ID, and I am able to access the Member Centre, and all other Apple related sites with my Apple ID. I would like to enrol in the Apple Developer Program as an individual, in order for ...
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Email is not an Apple ID or email is being used as an Apple ID?

I am getting these errors when trying to login with my mother's email. Can it be a bug in Apple?
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iPhone 4 doesn't show up on devices list

According to this page: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT205064 and this: To see any devices running iOS 7 or OS X Mavericks or earlier, you need to be signed in to iCloud on the device and you ...
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Will changing your Apple ID password affect a pending remote erase request?

I had my iPhone stolen a few days ago so naturally I tried to do a remote erase. However, the device has been offline since it got stolen so the erase is still being requested. I'm thinking of ...
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Disable iCloud after changing Apple ID email address

I previously had my Apple ID set up with the email address old@a.com, and I enabled iCloud and Find my iPad on my iPad with this Apple ID. Then, at some point later, I changed the email address on my ...
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There was an error connecting to Apple ID server

I am trying to login to iTunes App Store or the Mac App store on my Mac but it gives me the error every time "There was an error connecting to Apple ID server". Till now I have : Removed all the ...
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Family members getting new phone - want to transfer apps, music, etc to a different Apple ID

I don't really use Apple stuff so I'm a little clueless. My cousin and my uncle currently use the same apple ID. This is problematic because their contacts are synced up, which they don't want. The ...
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Apple family sharing asks for permission for free downloads

I have set up family sharing for my daughter. I want to let her download free apps but want to get asked if it charges my credit card. But on my mac there's only one switch "Ask to Buy" to enable/...
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forgot Apple ID after restoring iphone [duplicate]

I reset my phone. then when it finally turned back on after restoring itself, it asked for my Apple ID and the password. I forget both of them . it will not let me into the phone without imputing that ...
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We don't remember Apple email or id and now can not use ipad [duplicate]

It is ipad 3 with a1416 model It is currently factory reset but it keeps saying this ipad is bound to an apple id It freakingly shows only first letter of the email which doesn't help at all We ...
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Prevent File Sharing access with Apple ID

I use same Apple ID on different Macs (used by different people), only to use Find My Mac. So I disabled Message, Facetime etc. – App Store updates are still a bit problematic since I don't want to ...
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Why do I get this alert saying I purchased this app on a different computer (while I didn't)?

I tried to open an app I hadn't opened for a while, after which I got a window prompting me to login with my Apple ID. Here follows a translation of the (dutch) text: Log in to use this app on ...
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4th Gen AppleTV - multiple logins vs shared login

I've just purchased the 4th gen AppleTV. One thing I've noticed is that switching user accounts could be a lot easier. For example, if my wife would like to listen to music associated with her ...
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Trouble signing in as admin account after change of Apple ID email address

I had to move to another mail provider therefore I changed my Apple ID. Unfortunately a while ago I've linked my admin account on my MacBook Air with my Apple ID. Now my account is still stuck with ...
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How to avoid iTunes asking for iCloud account?

iTunes always asks me to log into my iCloud account. I do not want to use iCloud. This message to log in drives me crazy, it pops up every five minutes. How can I stop/avoid this, while still using ...
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Refurbished phone prompts me for previous owner's password

I recently received a replacement iPhone 5 from my insurance provider, sealed in Apple refurbished packaging (and they maintain that the device came directly from Apple). After doing a factory reset,...
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identity.apple.com/pushcert not loading

I'm trying to renew my Apple Push Notification Service certificate per the 30 day notification email I received. The email instructed me to visit http://identity.apple.com/pushcert to renew the ...
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Changing security questions

i have 15$ in my iTunes account and whenever I try to buy something, it says I have to answer security questions, but I do not remember any of them. So when I try to reset my security questions, it ...
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iWork and iLife are not free after reinstall

I recently bought a Macbook Pro 13" Early-2015 from a guy who used it only once and then reinstalled it for selling (already upgraded to the latest El-Capitan). After I set up my Apple ID I couldn't ...
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iPhone 5 iOS 8.0 - Forgot my apple ID password & cannot restore the password

I received my dad's old iPhone 5. He remembers the password, but he cannot remember his Apple ID's password, nor the security question, nor the password for the email linked to this account. I can ...
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Cannot add a product to My Support Profile: “serial number is associated to another Apple ID”

I am trying to add the iMac I bought in 2011 to "My Support Profile". So I copied the serial number from the "About this Mac" window, but when I entered it, I got this message: I never had another ...
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iPad mini - change ID for App Store

I have 2 email addresses. The App store uses email address 2 and I can't remember the password for that. Anyway I'd rather it used email address 1. I have checked through Settings>iCloud, Settings>...
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FaceTime- How do I hide that I have my own iCloud ID from my parents when they call?

I don't want my parents knowing I have my own iCloud ID, because they want to know who I'm calling, even though they can check the bill...or no? Idk, I just want them to be able to FaceTime me without ...
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Issue with receiving Apple ID account change notification emails

I was changing the password and recovery key to my Apple ID tonight. Every other time I've done this, I receive a notification email for both password and recovery key changes and then another ...
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Renaming iCloud mail address

Guys I'm kind of hopeless after weeks of searching. My problem is the following: When I created my Apple ID years ago I was young and didn't really understand the way Apple ID worked. I used shared ...
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Reset Apple ID completely

Is it possible to reset the entire data present in your Apple ID. From all the download apps to all the iCloud data and Game Center data too. If yes, how?
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stuck because of 'old' inlog name of apple id

I used to have an ipad2, it 'died' about 12 months ago. Last week I bought a new ipad Air2. Meanwhile in past 12 months the login name of my Apple id was changed. Since changing the e-mail address ...
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Other ID's appearing in my Mac Store account

Just bought a refurbished Mac Mini, with new SSD and fresh instal of Yosemite. After setup, using my existing IOS Apple account details I updated to El Capitan, added Little Snitch and Firefox. All ...
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Update unavailable with this Apple ID?

I recently updated to OS X 10.11, El Capitan. After the update one iPhoto (Version 9.6.1, Released Mar 20, 2015) update from the App Store is not getting installed. It shows: Update unavailable ...
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iTunes: “Your account was changed while you were editing your account information.”

I logged into the iTunes store via Settings on a new iPhone 5s, and it automatically went to the "confirm your payment information" page. I confirmed my method of payment (none), and it came back ...
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Cannot remove associated device from appleid after more than 90 days

I have associated my Macbook to my account at 2 July 2015. Currently is 23 November 2015. As you can see, there is over 100 days between the dates. But possibility to remove is grayed out. Why?
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How to stop my iPhone iMessages syncing to my sons iPod as we share my Apple ID

My son recently updated his iPod and i gave him access to my Apple ID so he can download games via wifi and access shared music - problem is my iMessages are syncing...what can i do to stop that from ...
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iCloud automatically connects with non-existing account

I am running El Capitan on a late 2012 MacBook Pro with 8GB of RAM and a SSHD. The problem with iCloud is that it signs in automatically with an account that I have never had. It asks me to insert ...
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Why can't my wife access the family calendar on her iCloud account?

I know there are similar questions on the site, but they don't answer the question I have exactly: My wife has two separate iCloud accounts. Originally, she did this because she had an existing ...
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Message about Apple ID used in another Mac

I have received this message in the screen: "Your Apple ID is now being used for iMessage and FaceTime on a new Mac." I indeed updated OS in another Mac, which would be an explanation for this ...
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Create a new Apple ID with the same email [closed]

Due to certain reasons and circumstances, I want to create a new AppleID account (lets call it ID2) using my personal primary email (E1), already used in an existing AppleID (ID1). In the end, if ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 keeps booting the OS X Utilities and won't accept our Apple ID

Before the issue became my headache, one of our relatives created a partition on my MBP to keep their files. Yesterday they deleted their partition and there might be important files that was delete ...
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Change MacBook Pro OS X Apple ID ownership [duplicate]

Over a year ago I bought a second hand MacBook Pro on ebay. Unfortunately the original owner did not reinstall the operating system and in fact it came together with Photoshop and Microsoft Office. ...
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Apple ID password reset does not work

I have reset my password five times and I even updated my personal information in Apple ID. Then when I try to log into the App Store it keeps telling me that my ID or password is incorrect. To ...
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Broken company -> broken email account -> broken Apple ID -> no password -> no Iphone [duplicate]

My brother used to work in a company and he got his iPhone 4 from it, this was like 5 years ago. He created an Apple ID, but over the years he forgot his password (as well as the answers to the ...
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Activating iPod that is linked to another Apple ID — previous owner not available [duplicate]

I bought an iPod off of ebay, and went to activate it. However, it was linked to another person's Apple ID and I have no contact with them. The ebay seller does not have the Apple ID either. Is there ...