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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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 ...
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Any way to recover photos from a restored iPhone?

I accidentally restored my new iPhone 6+ (iOS 9), which didn't have iCloud enabled, from an old backup (iOS 8), with iCloud. My important photos seem to be gone now. Is there any way to recover ...
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Is there a way that my iMessages can be going to a device that is not signed in to my Apple ID?

I've been made aware that my iMessages have been going to an iPad that I lent to someone a while back. I do not want this particular person to have access to my messages for several reasons. They are ...
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What happens to applications if I sign in with a different account

My brother gave me his iPhone and I downloaded a bunch of non-free apps he purchased. Now I want to create a new account for me and sign in with it. What will happen to non-free applications I have ...
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Unable to create a new Apple ID with previously unused email address [duplicate]

I am trying to create new Apple ID, but when I enter the details it shows me an error saying my email is valid and ok but it's not available even though I didn't use this email before for any Apple ...
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can I have mulitple apple ID's backed up to itunes?

My husband's iphone, my daughter's iphone and my iphone/ipad all have separate apple ID's - so we have 3 apple ID's in our household. I have itunes on my laptop and pack up my ipad and iphone ...
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How do I find out which apple id's are authorized on my computer?

This is an inverse of the 'which computers have I authorized' iTunes is fussing and refused to put some 30 apps back on my phone (mac had a hard disk crash. Restored from backup, but not clear that ...
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Former employee's iPad reset

I was given an iPad owned by a previous employee. How do I reset the iPad to like new conditions. I do not have the password to the Apple ID.
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Really old email address attached to songs on current computer and I cannot authorize them

A really old email address does not show up in iTunes account, but does when I want to play certain songs that are not authorized for this computer. The address is over 10 years old and I do not ...
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iCloud Catch 22 - Cannot sign out of old dead Apple ID on iPads

I have two iPads, both upgraded to IOS 9.02. I can't use iCloud on either pad because I can't change the iCloud Apple ID. Here's why: I changed the Email address of my Apple ID primary account since ...
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How to recover/resurrect my Apple ID?

I had only had my iPod about 6 months (more or less) and used downloaded apps frequently. Therefore, I used my Apple ID very regularly and never had any problems with it until one day. I was ...
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After unlocking apple id and sign in to iTunes I cannot unlock my iPhone

I have got a second hand iPhone (5s) of my friend and it has been restored before and now has hello on the screen. i get his Apple ID and password for that. My friend his self has iPhone 6 with the ...
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Cannot verify Apple ID

I know you will think I am stupid but when setting up my Apple ID I didn't realize that the underscore was not in between my first and last name. My email address amy_minks@ymail.com, what I put as ...
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Unable to sign in with my Apple ID after updating my iPhone

I got a notification to update the software on my iPhone 4S (A1387), so I updated it. After updating completed, it asked to sign in with your Apple ID. I tried to sign in with my Apple ID, then it ...
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Unable to sign out of iCloud; linked to old email that no longer exists

I just purchased a brand new iPad Mini 4, and did a full restore from my old iPad Mini 1. After doing this, I noticed that it kept asking me for the iCloud login details for my old Apple ID account. ...
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Serious installation issue with OS X Yosemite

I am a new to Apple products, my MacBook Pro was having a very slow process so I formatted the Macintosh HD without making bootable USB. I restarted my Mac and pressed command-r. I opened Disk ...
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How can I identify and uninstall all apps installed by a certain user?

I have a Macbook that was also used by a previous employee of my job. I made the mistake of not reformatting the entire thing when I installed it. Now I have a new Mac app store ID, but the apps ...
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“You can’t sign in at this time” when signing into iCloud

I recently upgraded my fairly new MacBook Pro to OS X 10.11 (El Capitan). I started the Notes app, hoping to see my notes, but they weren't there. I clicked on iCloud in the Settings app and typed my ...
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How can I report spam about my Apple ID

I received a spam email that pretends that I have to validate my Apple ID account information. Our automated system was recently unable to validate your details and therefor we require you to ...
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Reinfecting a new Macbook by signing into an iCloud account that was used on a potentially compromised Macbook

I use iCloud for Find My capabilities and to sync contacts and calendar entries only (no iCloud Drive, Keychain or iPhotos etc) between my Macbook and iPhone. The Apple ID I currently use that's ...
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iPad 4 setup wizard won't let me log in with new Apple ID

I bought a used iPad 4 and am trying to set it up with a new Apple ID. Going through the initial setup, I can connect wifi, create a passcode and select "set up as new iPad" under the apps & data ...
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Activating iPad after factory reset with non-validated Apple ID

Trying to help a friend with an inherited iPad. The non-techie original owner created a Gmail account and a linked Apple ID special for the new iPad. While I can log into the Apple ID using the Gmail ...
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my iphone was stolen, i have an apple id but no cloud back up

my phone was stolen while I was in hospital having my baby, it had a lot of pictures on it of when I was pregnant, I have no other pictures apart from what was on this phone, is there any way possible ...
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I want to make an Apple ID, but someone has already used my email to create their own. How do I kick them out completely?

Since this person has used my email as their login, I was able to reset the password since it was listed as the primary email. Unfortunately this person has set their own security questions and ...
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Apple ID and phone numbers

This may seem like a couple of ridiculous questions, but I'm going to ask them nonetheless. Just a few days ago I got an iPad Air 2 via Verizon. On the account, there is a phone number associated with ...
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Is it still possible to get @icloud.com email address?

Set up a new iCloud account for someone and I am not seeing the option to set up an @icloud.com address and use the free email service. Does anyone know if this is still possible and how to go about ...
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Apple ID password not being requested before installing an app from the App Store

Why isn't my Apple ID password being requested before installing an app from Apple Store ? It always has before now. I changed my password the other day and I have a feeling I must have done ...
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Why are my icloud calendars and contacts (and a lot of other things) showing up on my dad's computer (he has a different apple id)

I just upgraded to ios 9 on my iphone 5c this morning and an hour after doing it my calendar events and reminders notifications started appearing on my dad's computer screen. Also, my contacts were ...
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If I remove my apple ID account on my Iphone 4s, does it delete the data on iCloud on that device only?

If I remove my apple ID account on my Iphone 4s, does it delete the data on iCloud on that device only? I already have an Iphone 5s which is using the same apple ID. And planning to sell my Iphone 4s. ...
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Can't download apps after changing Apple ID password

I changed my Apple ID password, after that I can't download apps, even free apps. It says need verification of payment info. Now what to do...?
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Apple Watch pairing prompts for old Apple ID password

When I paired my Apple Watch with my iPhone it asked for me to login to my Apple ID. Later while configuring Messages on the watch it asks for my password again. However, the Apple ID in each is ...
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Lost password to Apple ID and Find My IPhone [closed]

I have Find My iPhone turned on and I know what Apple ID it uses. But lets say I forgot the password to my Apple ID and lost my phone? Will I still be able to find my iphone or activation lock it if I ...
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Stuck in my iPhone's previous owner's Activation Lock [duplicate]

I have a second-hand iPhone. The iPhone's previous owner deleted the Apple ID account, and gave me their iPhone. When I go to get on it, the activation screen comes up and tells me I need the previous ...
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Update from old account appears in my Mac App Store?

I have a 3 days old Macbook Pro 2015 with OS X Yosemite (10.10.5) on it. Today (for the first time) a new update appeared in my Mac App Store, an update to an app (Sketch - that is not free) that I ...
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where to find the verification email after you make an apple id on mac

I have setup an a new mail account on iCloud. After creating new account I was asked to 'click on the verification mail sent to verify your email', but they don't let me open my email unless I verify ...
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can i use the same apple id from my ipod for my iphone

so I just got the iPhone 6 and I had the ipod 5 would I be able to use the same ID for both so every thing is transferred on to there