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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App Store asks me for a password, but won't let me change the Apple ID

I'm taking over someone elses job and am using the computer he was using. In the App Store there are some apps that ask me to enter a password and have an Apple Id already filled in but won't let me ...
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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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Remove an email address from apple-ID

I have two Apple IDs: One (lets say A) associated with my old email address (lets say old@xyz), which is the one I actually use Another one (lets say B) associated with my new email address (lets ...
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Does the AppleTV support multiple Apple ID accounts?

I'm considering buying the new AppleTV, but I'm wondering if it works in the way that I want it to work. What I would like is that my wife can take pictures on her iPhone and have them sync via iCloud ...
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How to best manage 1 iTunes account with SEVERAL devices in our family.

We have 1 iTunes account for my family. We have 4 iPhones, 1 iPad, 2 MacBooks, 1 iMac, and several iPods. I understand that each device can be configured to only sync certain playlists, so I do not ...
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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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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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How do I switch my Apple ID email to a previously used rescue email?

I originally had my current email as a rescue email, and my old email as the original Apple ID. When I deleted my current email off the rescue email list, I was unable to set that as my Apple ID. ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Can I re-use an email address for a new Apple ID that was previously a secondary email address?

I want to use my son's email for his new iPad mini, but previously his email was associated with my Apple ID on my iPhone 5c as an alternate email address. I have deleted his email from my Apple ID, ...
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How do I start a new village on my second iOS device? [duplicate]

So I have the same clash of clans village on my iPad and my iPhone. How do I start a new village on my iPad while keeping the same one on my iPhone?
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Can we create seprate Apple ID for our each iOS device but share the same media library?

My family and I (4 users) are using 4 iOS devices on a single Apple/iTunes account. We started with iPhone 4, and over the years we have added devices for my wife and 2 kids and as a result now we ...
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Double Apple iD?

My brother in law has a iPhone 4 i gave to him. I wiped the phone using the restore function in iTunes, and activated by restoring HIS backup form a iPhone 3Gs using my computer. All is fine, all app ...
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Locked out of iPhone. Don't want to restore

After 6 months of not going on my phone, I have forgotten my (complex (I feel like an idiot)) password. Is there any way that I could save the files on it to a computer or talk to Apple or my service ...
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Purchasing OS X Mavericks for a fresh install

I have a Mac Mini here that I just reset (wiped everything). When I try to reinstall OS X Mavericks through the "Install OS X" interface, I am seeing this error message: This Apple ID has not ...
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Using different Apple ID at App Store without transferring registration

I have made some app purchases using my current Apple ID (say personal.email@example.com). Can I use my current Apple ID (personal.email@example.com) at "Mac App Store" on MacBook Pro and iMac, which ...
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Garageband - Unable to complete In-App Purchase

I would like to buy more instruments, loops and so on in the new Garageband. The problem is that if I choose Garageband → Purchase more sounds click Continue when it told me what I'm going ...
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iPad air - text messages won't send

I have a new iPad air wifi no cellular and set up iMessage but I cannot send messages to non iPad or iPhone users from Messages. It always tries to send the message but every time, it just stops and ...
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iCloud sync issues

I'm trying to trouble-shoot my syncing problem; I have my Apple ID for my iPhone 5 and iMac desktop, and my wife has her Apple ID for her iPad 2 and iPhone 4. Is this setup preventing all of our ...
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How can you reset security questions on an Apple ID when you have the password, but the security email is incorrect?

There's a bit of a story, but the nub of the issue is we have forgotten the answers to the security questions on an Apple ID used for purchasing apps and music and can't reset the answers / questions ...
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Changing Apple ID on iPhone - how is non-iTunes data affected?

My sister's iPhone had been irreversibly damaged. When she got a new one some time later, she had forgotten her Apple ID's password and created a new one. I managed to reset the password just ...
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Apple ID shows different names

While trying to make a Genius Bar reservation, the name appearing in the reservation is different from the one appearing in my profile—I modified it at some point. Why is that and how can I update the ...
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facetime with same apple id and on different devices

I will be setting up one apple id to use for all the apps for all my three kids on their three ipads, will they be able to facetime each other using the same apple ids? Or do I have to create ...
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One Apple id on two iPhone 4

I am using one Apple ID for two iPhones which seems to be fine,however when I download an app on one iPhone it gets downloaded on the other too. even if I upgrade an app it gets upgraded on the second ...
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Problem updating apps after iOS 6 update

"Your account is not valid for use in the Indian store. You must switch to US store before purchasing." I am getting the above error while updating apps (I have recently installed iOS 6). My Apple ID ...
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Is Game Center progress tied to the device or the account?

I want to make a new game center account for myself, because I share one with my mom and brother. Does it delete your progress in games if you do?
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I have an Apple ID but it is not associated to App Store. I have tried to associate it, but it wont let me without a credit card. How to proceed? [duplicate]

I have got guidance on how to create a new Apple ID that wont use a credit card, but could not find a way to associate my existing Apple ID (with my main email) to App Store without inserting a credit ...
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How can I reset the answers of the security questions of my Apple ID?

I forgot the answers of the security questions. Not that I seriously need to do it now, but there might be a problem if I need to answer those in future. I still remember my password. How can I ...
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Why does me.com always redirect to Find My iPhone?

I changed my Apple ID, and I have to confirm my old mail @me.com to my new id. But the https://www.me.com/mail/ will always redirect to "find my phone" (maybe some issue with my last iPod touch that ...
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I deleted my Apple ID Calendar on iCloud, how do I get it back?

On my iPad, I accidentally deleted my calendar named with my apple id, thinking i didnt need it. Now, it wont allow me to sync my phone or the iPad with Cloud Calendar... it doesnt even appear as an ...
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Update Apple ID to iCloud @me address

I previously had an Apple ID account, and I logged in using my gmail address. Now I have a @me.com address and I'd like to use that to log in. How can I change the address I log into my Apple ID ...
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iPhone 5s locked and erased by third person [closed]

My son's iPhone 5s was locked and erased by someone he shared a cloud with during a work project. This phone was never on this man's account. I have a receipt as proof of ownership. I also have the ...
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Is there any way to find the Apple ID of the activation lock?

I understand it is impossible to find the password, but is it possible to find the apple ID so I can email the guy this phone was obviously stolen off? I've lost several hundred pounds on this stupid ...
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Use up the store credit [duplicate]

I have 0.80$ credit and I need to use it in order to change my region, so I can buy more store credit, since my credit card is not from USA anymore I moved back I need to find a way to use that ...
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I have just changed my Apple ID, but made a typing error. No verification. Not searchable via find my Apple ID

Just logged in to amend settings on my Apple ID. When entering new email, must have typed it wrong. Never received verification and now can't log back in. Can't 'find Apple ID' as I don't know what my ...
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Yosemite Messages blank window

Messages on Yosemite used to work fine until this morning, repeatedly asking me for my Apple ID password. Months ago I had setup 2 factor authentication for my Apple ID, but it never complained. So I ...
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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 ...