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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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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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 ...
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How do I return a lost de-activated phone to the owner?

I found an iPhone 5s in the back of a taxi and kept it with the hope of returning it to the owner (this happened to me). By the time I woke up the next morning the owner had obviously deactivated the ...
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Is my iPhone locked with iCloud or not? I don't have SIM Card yet

I bought an iPhone 5C from a friend; I'm not sure if it's Activation Locked or not and I don't have a SIM card yet. He hasn't used it and didn't know anything about that, he got it second hand. ...
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Manage Apple devices for small company

What's the best way to manage 10-20 Apple computers for a small company? All the devices are purchased and owned by the company. We want to be to reassign computers from one person to another, and ...
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How to know under which account/Apple ID an app was purchased?

I uninstalled/removed apps I used to purchase using a family member's Apple ID; then I re-purchased apps using my own Apple ID. Is there a way for me to check whether the apps are now under my Apple ...
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Why can't I log in to Messages using my preferred Apple ID

After updating to iOS 7 I discovered that the Messages app on my iPad was reset to use my iCloud AppleID. My iPhone, which was updated at the same time, retained my preferred AppleID which is tied to ...
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Will an iPad mini purchased in the US work well once it returns to live in England?

My oldest daughter lives in England and is returning there after the upcoming holidays. Her Mother and I live in the USA. She desires an iPad Mini as a Christmas gift. She is an iPhone 4S user with ...
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How painful is it to use multiple Apple IDs with the MAS?

I have two different Apple IDs, associated with Apple Stores in different countries. On my iPhone, some apps were purchased with one ID, some with the other. This used to be really painful in iOS 5, ...
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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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Can't remember security questions and rescue email ends with .cim instead of .com so I can't use it to reset my questions

My cousin wanted to buy something from the app store. I let her use my account to do so. It asked us to answer security questions but I couldn't remember them. So I tried to reset it but the link to ...
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What are the implications of linking your Apple ID to your Mac User Account in OS X System Preferences?

What are the various effects, in terms of usability, privacy and security, of storing your Apple ID in 'Users & Groups’ in your Mac System Preferences, like so? E.g., could one effect be not ...
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Apple ID Moving country

I've moved from Ireland to the UK and am now getting paid in GBP, so I decided i'd move my Apple ID to the UK store (even though I like the Irish top app charts more) I found that after I move my ...
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How do I set it up so when my child uses iMessage I can see the messages?

My daughter has an iPod and I have an iPad. We both have separate Apple IDs. How can I see her text message history on my iPad along with my own message history? If I change the Apple ID on my iPad ...
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Second iOS devices getting my iMessages and FaceTime calls

My brother updated his iPod today but because he connected with my Apple ID, he is receiving all my iMessages and FaceTime calls on his iPod. How do I stop this from happening?
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Should I register my new Apple products with Apple?

Apple asks to register products in the installation but I am unsure whether this is a good decision. If I sell the Apple -products later, does it cause some problems? What is the point of ...
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Recursive Apple ID password procedure?

One of my friends has forgotten his Apple ID password and is attempting to reset it. I told him to go to Apple's password reset page, which he has done. He opted for email authentication/reset since ...
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Can I have separate Game Center accounts on two different iOS devices registered to the same Apple ID?

Our kids each have an iPod touch and share my iTunes account. My son now has my daughter's Game Center info on his iPod touch.. Can we get a separate Game Center ID for him?
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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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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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Messages having issues logging on recently on Yosemite?

Just within the last day or two I have had Messages go out on me. It happened with 10.10 and then the same is occurring with 10.10.1. I see that others around the web are experiencing the same or a ...
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How to use Family Sharing on iPhone 4 and other devices?

I have multiple devices on 1 apple ID (iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPod Touch 5, iPhone 4) and would like the devices to have separate apple IDs. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s have separate apple IDs and the ...
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Two Clash of Clan accounts under one Game Center account

I have a problem that I am worried about with my Clash of Clans game. I originally started playing the game on my iPad. I was not able to play it while I was out because my iPad did not have an ...
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Can Apple collect my used Mac's serial number and other hardware information if I use my Apple ID on it?

I am doing research on privacy, and I need to know if Apple has the ability to pull hardware/software information from a device that has used an Apple ID to log into it and make purchases off the App ...
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How to delete my account on icloud.com?

In my case, I do not want to use iCloud anymore. So I don't want to sync notes, calendar, pics across my Apple devices, and access them through the web (i.e., icloud.com). So, how I can close/delete ...
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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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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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Sharing my paid app on my iOS devices

I have an iPhone 5 and need to buy an app which is quite expensive. The first question: if I want to use this app on my iPad (which has the same Apple ID), would I have to buy it again or not? The ...
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Transfer iOS app data to a different account

I have an iPad 2 currently using my AppleID. I want to reset it (almost) completely and change it to my girlfriend's Apple ID. The thing is: there are 2 or 3 apps whose data we really don't want to ...
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Why can't I connect to the internet on my iPhone 4?

I've just bought an iPhone 4 and I want to connect to the internet but I can't do so. Do I need an apple id to use an iPhone? Definitely I've contacted my dataplan service and they are saying I ...
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Purchase from random account showing up in Mac App Store?

There's an app in my Mac App Store update list called "Mahjong Deluxe Free". I have never downloaded this app, let alone play mahjong (is that normal?). Upon trying to clear it from the list by ...
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Can I partially use iCloud with someone else's Apple ID without syncing contacts to my device?

I'm using my mum's Apple ID on my new MacBook Pro, so, because of iCloud, I'm receiving all her emails, I have all her contacts, etc. I just want to use her Apple ID for iTunes, the AppStore and ...
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Re-download apps with second computer/device

My situation: I have an iPhone with synced to my computer and my wife just bought an iPad (in shipment) which she will sync to her computer. We want to use my Apple ID on both computers/devices so ...
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How to add second Apple ID to my account to shop in App Store in a different country

I live and work in the UK and in Germany. My first Apple ID is registered and linked to App Sore UK. I can't shop in the German App Store with that, but the App I need is not available in the UK ...
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Can I use someone's Apple ID Email to Text Them on Their iPad if I Don't Have an iPhone?

Can I send a text to a friend's iPad if I use their email address as their Apple ID? I have an Amazon Fire smartphone. Will the message get to them from my phone?
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Apple ID security questions: case sensitive, unicode and accents

What is the case with the security questions of Apple ID? Does it care about case sensitivity? Also, I know it can accept unicode characters like words in greeks, but does it care about accents ...
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Work Mac and home PC with same Apple ID causing problems

I used my personal Apple ID on a new work computer and now am having issues. Bookmarked Favorites set on the work Mac appear on my home PC and vice versa. iCloud photos available on the work Mac ...
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Why do messages I send display to receiver as an email address and not a phone number?

My goal is when I message someone for first time it always displays my phone number. How can I control this from my iphone5s?
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How can I sign up for a non-free iCloud account (having exceeded the 3 free ones)

I have an iPad that has exceeded the 3 free iCloud accounts but I'd like to sign it up for iCloud (and I'd be willing to pay), but how do I do it. When I get the prompt that says I have exceeded the ...
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How to reactivate a iPhone 5s which was originally activated from another account (Device already removed from previous iCloud)?

I bought my iPhone 5s about 3 days ago.Once i bought it i activated the phone from one of my friend's AppleID and password , because i needed to check if the phone functions well, before i leave the ...
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Remove applications from Software Update

I have two applications showing up in Software Update that I didn't install, don't exist anywhere on any volume attached to my computer (and never have), and I would like to remove them. When I click ...
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How can I find my Apple ID on my iPad?

My mum can't find her apple ID on her iPad. I'm not with her at the moment and do not have an iPad so I don't know where to look. She already has an Apple ID set up on this iPad, so I don't want to ...
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Is it mandatory to fill security questions and answers in order to download apps?

I was trying to download and install a new app, when a badge appeared on the screen. Apparently I have to choose three security question (and the answers) to improve security of my Apple-ID. I clicked ...
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Can I re-purchase an app with a different apple ID?

I have a development machine that another employee (who has left) purchased Xcode on. Now I want to update Xcode, but I don't have that employee's apple ID information. I signed out of the App Store ...
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Apple ID has been disable , how to enable and reset password?

I'm struggling on how to enable Apple ID and reset password. I open itune and try to sign in and it pops up this message: Whne i click Reset, it leads to a website where i put my apple id (email ...
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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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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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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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Change children's Apple ID

I accidentally created an @icloud.com address for my kid's (under 13) Apple ID, and now I want to change the primary email to his correct address. However, there is no option for setting a new primary ...
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How to access ITunes Store in foreign country

Suppose I have an AppleID linked to my credit card in my country. Now I would like to browse the ITunes Store of another country. I know I have to create another AppleID linked to a credit cards (or ...