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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Sign in without credit card if the Apple id is already created

I have create my apple Id online using chrome and not from the App store or Itunes. Now when i try to download any free app from the app store it gives me a error that the Apple id i am using has ...
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How do I set up my 12 year olds iPhone 4S using her iCloud family account?

I just got a new iPhone 5 and transferred my old number contacts etc. They wiped my 4S and set it up with a new number. I created my 12 year old a new iCloud account under the family setting. ...
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Once I've signed in with a previous owner's Apple ID, then set up iCloud with my own Apple ID, is the activation lock transferred to me? [duplicate]

An iPad I have was previously set up with a different Apple ID (see my question and its duplicate). I have since obtained the Apple ID and password for the previous owner, and used those to proceed ...
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Can I forcibly deactivate an iPad? If not, what are my options? [duplicate]

I've just been given a corporate iPad mini that previously was used by someone else in my team. It appears to have been factory reset - it is taking me through the welcome and setup process (language ...
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How to delete Apple ID without password?

How can I delete an Apple ID from an iPad without the password to the Apple ID? I am purchasing a second-hand iPad from my friend's shop. The previous user of this iPad didn't reset all the content ...
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Appleid password keeps needing to be reset

Everytime I try to download an app onto my iphone it says I have the wrong password and I have been writing them down because I am so frustrated. I then try to login on my PC and indeed it does not ...
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New Apple ID, Can't update previous apps on mac

So I have a macbook pro and I recently made a new apple ID account due to a muck up with the old one the whole family was using. I've changed everything on my mac to make sure that my apple ID account ...
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How to know which Apple ID is used to lock iPad if the display is dead? [duplicate]

I bought an iPad mini (Wifi only) and gave it to my nephew as a gift. He switched on the device and set it up with his apple ID. He did not set up (Find My iPad/iPhone) feature. After a month of ...
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Problem in creating a new apple id [duplicate]

I bought a second hand iphone 5s, I erase all content and settings, then i want to create my apple id, to download apps and all, i completed the procedure to create an apple id but at last the device ...
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How to change Apple ID and Password on iPhone 5?

I already changed it on my MacBook Pro, but it keeps asking me to put the password in for old Apple ID.
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Want to dis-associate an Apple ID (for iPad) with my iTunes acct on MBP

I made mistake of using my iTunes account to sync and update my wife's iPad, and used her ID for this. Result, all of her apps merged with my apps for my iPhone & iPad. Got rid of those, but her ...
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How to verify account

I have iPhone 5s. When I try to download any app in App Store, it shows you have not verify your Apple ID tap ok to review the instructions on how to verify your Apple ID, and when I click ok, then it ...
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Getting “Missing Security Answer” when changing Game Centre nickname

When I go into settings>gamecentre>profile to change my nickname, a box pops up when I click Done saying, "Missing Security Answer Please enter the answer to your security question." I've tried ...
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No game center password/same apple id

My son created a game center id under my apple id and doesn't remember the password. I have tried everything to reset it. He got a new ipad and the progress is not synced. I am using the same apple ...
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How to find Apple ID given my Game Center ID?

I remember my Game Center account ID. How do I find out what my Apple ID is? I tried to use all of my emails to recover my Apple ID but none of them work or they pull up old info for my other devices. ...
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Is it bad that I don't have the Apple ID associated with my company's iTunes podcast? How can I retrieve it?

I work for an organization that runs a podcast. Several years ago an employee who no longer works with us set up a podcast page with iTunes. I have tried to figure out the password by resetting to ...
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Apple ID help please

Okay. I was playing CoM (A game on the App Store that saves progress by game enter), when this guy comes along and asks for an account trade. I agree because his account is awesome. So I trade, and he ...
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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 ...
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Does a purchased iTunes song contain my Apple ID?

Do the files that I download (purchased) from iTunes contain references to my Apple ID? Could you (or anyone else) know what Apple ID purchased the song just by having the .m4a?
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Someone using my Apple ID to play Clash of Clans

I downloaded Clash of Clans and I found that my Apple ID already had data. I change my password, but I found that this stranger still can play Clash of Clans with my account. How can I stop this?
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Iphone 5 apple id and password problem

For 3 day I have been without a phone - no service. O2 say nothing wrong with network. Took sim out of phone and now phone is locked. Asking for apple ID and pword. Password is not recognised. ...
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Old iPhone 4S won't accept my apple id when trying to reset it for a trade-in. Why?

I recently deactivated my old iphone 4S after buying a new one. I want to trade it in, so I'm trying to reset it now, but it won't accept my apple ID. Is it because it's been deactivated?
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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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Can an iPhone be used without syncing to an Apple account?

I am attempting to loan my old iPhone 4s to a friend for her to use for apps such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Nothing else. She will not be connecting it to a phone number or carrier. ...
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Clash of clans switching accounts in one device [duplicate]

I want to to make another clash of clans base but when I log out of Game Center and log into another account it doesn't ask if I want to delete my base and sign in with the new Game Center. Is there ...
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Problem with Apple ID and associated email

I recently switched my apple ID to a different email. The problem is that I can no longer use the previous one. The previous one is still there and won't go away. I can't edit anything as a result. ...
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I forgot my email apple address and password

My iPhone 5 will not allow me to sign in another Apple account. It tells me that this device has tried a lot of free account and when I went to the Apple Store nearby, they asked me to de-authorize ...
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My son's user account and my user account on my iMac are linked/synced through iCloud. How do I unlink them?

So, on my home iMac - I have separate user accounts for me, my wife, and my two kids (ages 5 & 7). This has worked great - my young children only have access to age-appropriate sites, and ...
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Does the iPhone ask for iCloud password after updating to iOS 8.1?

I forgot the password of my iCloud account. I'm using iPhone 4S I am afraid that if I updated to the new iOS, the phone will be locked and I wouldn't be able to use it. P.S. I have tried iForgot to ...
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Can't log in to FaceTime

I have a problem with FaceTime. On my MacBook, when I try to log in into my FaceTime it says Your Apple ID "my e-mail-address" can not be used for FaceTime. Now, on my iPad & iPhone it does ...
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Transfer Clash of Clans village to another iPhone

I will soon buy a new iPhone. If I log in with my Apple ID in my new phone could I still access my Clash of Clans village without starting from scratch?
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Apple TV: Connect to multiple Home Sharings

Is it possible to connect one Apple TV to multiple iTunes Home Sharings? I have two Macs that are connected to different Apple IDs, and I want to access both of them via the Apple TVs Computers ...
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Obtain Apple ID from son/daughter for tracking app

I have signed up for TeenSafe to monitor the content of my 15 year old's usage of her text/pic messages on her iPhone (I suspect sexting and explicit pictures). In order to establish the link, it ...
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Download app from iPad to iPod touch with different Apple ID

How do I download a purchased app on iPad to an iPod touch with a different Apple ID? My daughter purchased an app and put it on her iPad, and I want to put it on an iPod touch that I gave my grandson ...
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Is my password vulnerable to recovery using my Apple ID?

For some time, in Mavericks, I had an option, which I had disabled, in Users & Groups > Password to reset the password using Apple ID This option vanished after a migration, under Mavericks, to ...
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Mac App Store updating problem

I've recently upgraded to Mac OS Yosemite, but the App Store won't let me install app updates. It says "Sign in to the App Store to download apps." I'm already signed in though, and the sign in box ...
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Sync Contacts between iPhones with different Apple IDs

Until recently my wife and I shared one Apple ID to allow us to have synced calendars and contacts. The only thing she used her ID for was the Messages app. When I learned that I could set her phone ...
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ipad 2, locked out off gmail icloud accout for Apple ID. Apple support erased invalid security questions

I am temporary locked out of all devices because my icloud/Apple ID gmail account will not accept my password. Applecare erased my security questions and sent me a link to put in new Apple ID ...
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turn off find my iphone without apple ID password [duplicate]

I need to restore my iphone, to do that i need to turn off find my iphone but the apple ID is different to the one i use now, i cant remember the password
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Reinstalled Mac OS X on my MacBook Air & now it won't let me install iMovie and iPhoto?

I get this weird error message after reinstalling Mac OS X on my Macbook Air These apps cannot be accepted by your Apple ID. These apps were recently assigned to another Apple ID, and they will ...
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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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How do I reset/change my security questions on my Apple Id

I have an Apple ID and I know my password, but forgot the answer to the security question. I tried to change it at appleid.apple.com but we don't have a link to reset it. See the picture. Please help ...
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How to login to message app with different Apple IDs

I have several Apple IDs, so how can I login with all of these Apple IDs to iMessage on my iMac at once? I want to send imessage from many apple ID simultaneously. By message app, I sign in my apple ...
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Type a special character with a regular keyboard

I am trying to reinstall an iMac but I don't have the original Apple keyboard. Instead a "regular" keyboard is attached. I can't find out how to type the "at" symbol (@). I need it to enter my Apple ...
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Someone made a FaceTime call with my number

My husband told me that he received a FaceTime call from my number but he missed the call. I never called him and I don't have any outgoing calls in my phone or anything. Is my Apple ID compromised?
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How to work around the issue that I can't access some iStore apps of a different country?

My family is spread across the world and I live and work in a different country than my native one. My iPhone and Apple ID are registered to my country of residence. On a few occasions, recently, I ...
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How do I sign out of all devices currently using my apple id?

I have an ex that is using my account and I want to get him off my account. I have changed my password, but as he was already signed in, it appears that he is still using my account. I remember once ...
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How do I update the primary email address used by my Apple ID when using Find My iDevice?

I have an Apple ID that I use for both the App/iTunes Stores and for iCloud. Because I originally created it years ago, it's an email address I no longer use, let's call it dan@old.com. I would like ...
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Having separte Apple accounts on same device

I have couple of questions to ask related to one topic. I live in japan and had my apple account installed there. And now I am here in US for a year and want to make another apple id so i could ...
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How to keep all my passwords, browsing data, e-mails, content etc. only for myself, and away from Apple?

I just bought my first Apple product (iPhone) a few days ago and from the moment I switched on I have been asked to use the Apple ID and iCloud for pretty much everything. I have a concern, i.e. if I ...