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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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App Store asks for old Apple ID when installing updates

I got a MacBook that a colleague of mine had used previously. It runs OS X 10.10.2. I created a new administrator account for myself and turned off the "admin" flag on the old account. I also entered ...
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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 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 corresponding answers) to improve the security of my ...
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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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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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OS X Server: Can't upgrade or configure: App Store fails: “This action could not be completed”

My Mac OS X Server (which is used for wiki as well as a build server / time machine backup hub) is broken due to App Store update problems, and upgrading doesn't work because I cannot authenticate ...
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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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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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Can I use one Apple ID for Apple Music and another for iTunes & App Store?

Let us suppose I want to use a shared Apple ID for logging into iTunes & App Store, in order to share music and app purchases with a friend. But let us also suppose that, despite this, my friend ...
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Apple ID password vs iCloud password - better to be the same or different?

I have too many passwords to track on too many devices. With my apple devices & services, it would be easier for me if both my iCloud and Apple ID passwords were the same. Should this be ok or is ...
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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 ...
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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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How do I find songs in my iTunes library that aren’t associated with my Apple ID?

I get messages when syncing my iPod that tell me that a song cannot be copied because I am not authorised to play them. Is there a quick way to find all songs that are like this and delete them?
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Lost second Game center account of my daughter

I updated the last iOS 7 for my dhaughters iPad. We have had the same apple ID for iTunes shop but different game center nicknames so that we could play same games but saved separately with our ...
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Started receiving copies of text messages sent on other phone after upgrading to iOS 7

I recently updated my iPhone to iOS 7. Now, any messages my wife sends on her iPhone (which is still on iOS 6) as well as any messages she receives are sent to me. She does not get copies of my ...
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Will XCode break if I change AppleID?

For the past year I have had my old appleid that I used with my own personal IOS developer portal account at Apple. Recently I joined a new company and want to get onto their developer program. When I ...
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Will changing an Apple ID remove the media content currently on the phone (iTunes?)

My son and husband share the same Apple ID and have all the same media on both iPhones (games, itunes) etc. We are now experiencing a problem where my son receives all my husbands sent and received ...
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Will changing my Apple ID affect any apps that I have purchased?

I want to change my Apple ID, simply just because I don't want to use that name or that email address anymore. Will it affect any apps that I have purchased in the past with that old Apple ID? If I ...
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What are the consequences of changing my Apple ID password?

If I change my Apple ID password, will that disconnect or block all devices from accessing my FaceTime through my Apple ID?
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Is it possible to purchase hardware using my Apple ID credit?

I know that I can purchase apps, music, movies etc. using the credit that's on my Apple ID. But is it also possible to purchase hardware from the online Apple Store, using that same credit on my Apple ...
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Apple ID with iCloud email address?

Can you create an Apple ID with the iCloud email address it comes with? (if I enable it)
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Is iCloud email address different from me.com address?

I have a me.com address that works on my iPad and on my Mac. However, I am trying to set up iCloud to sync all of my devices on my Mac using the instructions found here, ...
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Parallels Desktop - 1 Apple ID, 2 Macs

I've tried to search the Parallels Desktop website, but did not find any information about licensing in this case: If I use the same Apple ID on two Macs, is it then possible for me to install ...
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Small-Business iPhone Deployment

I have a friend who has managed to successfully lobby his employer to switch the company-issued "feature phones" to iPhones. He has been peppering me with questions on how to set these phones up with ...
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How to resolve repeated emails asking for verification of my Apple ID?

I have received my email to verify my Apple ID, but when I click on the verify now it will not open a verification window in Internet Explorer 8. I receive the error "Internet Explorer cannot display ...
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AppleId, language always changes

On https://appleid.apple.com/ I changed the preferred language to French at least 10 times now, but it always comes back to German. Not immediately thus I see I can save the French language ...
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Reinstalling OSX is blocked with unreviewed Apple ID

I got a couple-of-years-old MacBook Pro with OSX Lion, and I attempted to format it. I erased the installed drive using Disk Utilities and then chose to reinstall OSX. Unfortunately, in order to ...
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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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Can I redeem all my iTunes gift cards at once?

For the past ever, I've been on my parents' Apple ID, making purchases on their credit cards and sharing any iTunes gift cards I redeemed with the family. However, I recently created my own Apple ID, ...
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How am I supposed to register my company on the Apple Store? Am I?

I need to buy an iMac for my company. Both me and my company are located in Italy. I've noticed that on my personal account it doesn't let me enter my full company details (in particular the VAT ...
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This item is temporarily unavailable. Try again later

I am trying to install an app form App Store and getting "This item is temporarily unavailable. Try again later." Tried to install the app on different macs (with the same icloud ID), but still ...
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Why is my App Updates linked to my wife's AppleID? I can't change it

I recently purchased a mac pro w Yosemite. I left my wife set herself up as an additional user, which later I removed. Now 3 apps (numbers, Keynote and Pages) which need to be updated are listed ...
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Disassociate an Apple ID from a computer

There's a work computer (iMac) I'll soon stop using, which might be used by other people in the future. While I've mainly used a separate work-only Apple ID on the computer, I suspect I may have used ...
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Can I change iCloud ID

I originally created an Apple ID for use on the App Store in iTunes. When Apple introduced iCloud my Apple ID ended up being used. I would like to separate these. I don't want to lose my app ...