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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Bought a movie on Apple TV 2. Can't play on computer

My Apple TV 2 is configured to use my single iTunes account. When I use my Macbook Pro to login into that account in iTunes, I can't play a move I bought (and can play) on the Apple TV. I get this ...
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Changing apple id

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 pass with that old apple id? If I ...
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I've got one iPod touch, but two iTunes accounts on two separate computers

When I first joined iTunes (just a month or two ago) I made a new Apple ID and iTunes account. My sister had an Apple ID/iTunes account that my mother, sister, and brother used for their devices, but ...
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How do I change my apple ID on my iPad [closed]

My apple ID on my iPad is not the same as my ID on the App Store. How do I change the ID on the iPad for the App Store?
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Recover Apple ID despite deleting email address and not being able to answer the security questions

I have an old Apple ID that I've lost access to because I deleted the email address it was tied to and I can't remember the security answers to anymore. I have some purchases tied to it, but the ...
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How to fix the error stating “Please contact iTunes support to complete this transaction”?

I have created a new iTunes account. When I open iTunes and sign in with my new account, it says I need to review my account. After doing so and filling in all requirements for my account, the ...
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Is it a bad idea to have a shared Apple ID for purchases that also is used for iCloud?

There is lots of advice that suggests using a shared Apple ID for purchasing things (so that all devices using that Apple ID for purchasing can access those purchases) and to then use a separate Apple ...
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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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Someone is using my Game Center account; how can I secure it?

I shared my Game Center details with my friend. He betrayed me and changed the primary email address of my Apple ID. When I persuaded him a lot he gave back my Apple ID and Game Center and I quickly ...
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How to change credit card data for Apple ID?

How can I change my credit card data? My credit card was stolen and I want to use a new one for paying apps. I don't know how to do that.
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Can I update Clash of Clans downloaded with an old Apple ID using a new Apple ID?

A new update in Clash of Clans has been arrived and it is asking me the password through which I downloaded this game but I don't know the password. How can I update it with my new Apple ID?
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If I delete 1 Apple ID (email address) will the same email addy become available to use again?

I have my own AppleID ("Bob") but I don't use this email addy "Bob" anymore. I want to add my current, daily used email addy ("Jim") to my ID, or better yet, make it my only AppleID and delete "Bob". ...
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I can't buy gems in Clash of Clans, conflicting Apple IDs

I downloaded Clash of Clans using my sisters Apple ID and her Game Center, on my iPhone. I backed up my phone. Then when I got my new phone and I created a new Apple ID and new Game Center for me. I ...
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Same Apple ID but want different apps

I have an iPhone, iPad and iPad mini - all using one single Apple ID and is synced with one iTunes account in my laptop. When I sync my devices all the apps and files go to individual devices. But if ...
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Will I loose iPad application data when I switch Apple ID?

I have borrowed iPad2 from a friend. It does have iOS5 currently installed. I do want to install (with friend's permission) few free apps from App Store. However, even installing free app require ...
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How can I purchase Mountain Lion on a computer and install it on a different computer?

I bought a used MacBook Pro 15″ with Lion and Windows dual boot. I accidentally dropped my Mac when it was on - everything was fine until I rebooted it and it got stuck on the grey screen, and I lost ...
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Sharing Ipad between 2 Apple IDs, 2 computers

My wife and I share an ipad 2, ios7. We have separate PCs. Can we have separate Apple IDs and connect the ipad to each computer under the individual ids? Example, I connect and back up etc under my ...
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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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How do you access the App Store without providing a credit card number if you already made an account?

I already have an Apple ID, made at Apple.com. Now, when I want to access the App Store from my iPad, I am told that I have to review my information. On the credit card page, I am not presented with a ...
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How to use different contacts on different iPhones with the same Apple ID

My daughter and I use two iPhones, both connected to the same Apple ID. At the moment I see my daughter's contacts merged to my contact list, but we'd like to use our contact lists separately from ...
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Game Centre Apple ID help

I just bought a new iPod Touch and I want to give my old iPod Touch to my child. He uses the same games that I do which I am logged into in the Game Center. Is there any way that I can keep the ...
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“Email already in use” Apple ID error message. How can I set it up?

A little over month ago I received an email from the Russian Apple website, asking me to confirm my email to complete the registration of my Apple ID. I am thinking someone possibly used my email by ...
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Have any organizations moved their work Apple ID to two-step authentication?

We are writing the policy of a small company to create 100 Apple ID for their employees. Half will work primarily on iPads and the other half on Macs. We have decided to try to use two-step ...
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Apple ID working for iPhone but not for iPad

I have an Apple ID and password that has been working fine with my iPhone. I have been able to buy music and download apps with no problems. I bought an iPad and configured it with the same email. I ...
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Does Apple allocate a different app id for an app when submitting multiple builds for different geos?

If I submit one build for the US and a different build for the rest of the world, will Apple give me 2 separate app ids? I.e. if everything is the same (app name, etc.) except for the actual game ...
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Multiple Apple ID in Messages.app

We use two independent Apple IDs in Messages.app, which I want to keep private. But if I log out of one and log in with the second one within Messages (not the computer itself, but the Apple ID in the ...
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How to change a users name on a Shared Photostream?

Shared Photostreams are a fantastic way to keep in touch with family and relatives. Comments on Shared Photostreams make them even better as this allows discussion about the action in the picture. ...
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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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Restoring past purchases from different country

I recently moved countries, and have purchases associated on my iTunes account. Once I moved countries, I changed the country on my Apple ID to my new country. However, after using a store card on ...
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can i close my apple id account and open a new one?

My apple id is associated with a .me account that i use for nothing else. I would like to have an apple id associated with my most active email account (a work account, but i am self employed). I ...
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Will it Work?.. Download querry for ipod

I have an ipod and have two accounts with Apple. I was wondering if I started to download an app with one of my accounts and then logged out of that account and used the other one, would the download ...
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Multiple apple products with 1 account

I started an account on Game Center when I was the only one with an iPhone. When my oldest got an iPhone, he got his own log in account to games Center. When my youngest got an iPod touch, I logged ...
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Can I use my girlfriends phone number on my iPad

My girlfriend and I both have iPhones and we both want to use my apple id but have separate numbers. I just bought her an iPad and it only has my phone number under iMessage. Can I add hers to my ...
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update programs installed by other user (other appleID)

I use a mac install before by another user. This user installed some application like iphoto with this appleID. Now this user does not use this computer, and I want update the applications he install ...
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What do I do if appleid can't send me email?

If I go to the Apple ID support site and try to change my security questions, or password, it tells me that it is sending email to the registered email address. This is a working address that gets ...
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Transfer Lion with my MacBook Pro sold to 3rd party

I had a old MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6), then I bought the update to Lion (OS X 10.7). Then I bought a new MacBook Pro that already comes with Lion and sold the old MacBook Pro. So, ...
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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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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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Apple ID or password entered incorrectly

I just tried to update some apps but it's telling me apple Id or my password I entered is wrong (it isn't). My Apple ID is same as before. I Then tried to reset my password. Even after that it is ...
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How can I change the Apple ID associated with an iPod Touch? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to change Apple ID on my iPhone I just bought myself a used iPod Touch - 2nd generation. The person who previously owned it cleared just about everything off. ...
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How can I get rid of extra “Photo Stream” album on iPhone?

On my iPhone (and iPad) I have "Photo Stream" enabled for my primary Apple ID (I have others setup for mail, etc). On my iPad it works fine - I see the one "Photo Stream" button and everything shows ...
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Multiple iPhones devices synced to the same iTunes, how to keep podcasts straight?

This maybe similar/related to this question. I have my iPhone and my wife's iPhone synced to the same iTunes with different accounts. I sync my podcasts to 3 most recent that have not been listened ...
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If I buy an app from the app store, do I have to stay logged into the app store?

This question says that you can install the same purchase of Lion on multiple non-commercial Apple machines. The accepted answer states the same applies to all App Store purchases. My question ...
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How to deauthorize an iPad 2?

I used to own an iPad 2. I didn't much care for it, so I gave it to my sister as a gift. She lives in a different state. I thought I removed any/all of my account info from it. But apparently my ...
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Need help splitting out a shared iPad

My partner and I have been sharing an iPad. All the apps were obtained using her AppleID, but I am the one using all the apps. Now we bought a second iPad and I want all the apps to be on the new ...
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Changing iCloud account

My old e-mail address was disabled and I need to delete my iCloud account with the old account info, I had updated my Apple ID with my new e-mail address, now I cannot delete the account on my iphone ...
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New iPhone asks for an Apple ID login that is not mine

I have just changed my phone from a 4S to a 5s. I backed up my old phone to iCloud, then downloaded the backup to my new device. Whilst entering the settings in my new phone it asked me for 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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Is the email used for an Apple ID public or private?

I recently installed some iOS apps as part of a deal/incentive (then promptly deleted them). It got me thinking, is the email I use for my Apple ID public or identifiable to the app developers? Can ...
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Application migration and apple id association

Used home sharing to grab my son's copy of iPhoto a few years ago. Now I have a brand new MacBook and I used migration assistant to copy files to it. An iPhoto update came out last week and I tried ...