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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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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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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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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Retrieve the Apple ID used to download a given app (in iphone)

I have an iphone, which has some apps installed. The Apple ID used to sign in (to iTunes store and App strore) is, say, ID1. When updating apps, in some cases it asks for the password of another ID, ...
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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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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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Apple ID can't be verified after update to iOS 7.1.1

I've just updated my iPad to iOS 7.1.1 and it can't verify my Apple ID. I can't download apps or update apps! Anyone know how to fix this?
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Uploading app to app-store with same name for another developer id

Let me explain clearly, I have developed an application and created an app in the app-store with an apple developer id. But, not uploaded the binary version. Now I need to upload the app with ...
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stop Ipod from asking for old Apple ID password

Recently, I've changed my Apple ID because my old E-mail has been hacked. Now that I set the new one as my apple ID, the old Apple account still appears when I open almost all my apps on my Ipod Touch ...
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Changing my Game Center ID

If I am sharing an Apple ID with my son, can I change my Game Center name without messing up his games on his iPod?
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I cannot get past an “unknown problem” error when trying to login to discussions.apple.com

I have noticed that when I try to post to any forum threads on https://discussions.apple.com it fails. I type my Apple ID details at the login page. Then I am prompted to reconfirm the details for ...
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What does OS X use “associated” Apple IDs for?

On OS X it is possible to associate Apple IDs with user accounts. Apple lists three consequences of doing so: The Apple IDs can be used to reset the user account The Apple IDs can be used to access ...
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Can my daughter charge my credit card from her Apple ID?

If I set up an individual account for my daughter can she charge my credit card with an app purchase?
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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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Wrong Apple ID for iCloud?

My initial Apple ID was associated with a now defunct email address. I just updated my AppleID to a real email. I have managed to update it successfully with everything except iCloud on my phone. The ...
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How I can activate the iPhone which is asking for credentials I don't remember?

I was going to sell my iPhone tomorrow, and I thought I'd reset it so that none of my things were on there. I had already made an iTunes and AppleID for the buyer and was going to set up the phone for ...
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How can I keep my iMessage on iPhone, but stop them coming through on my Mac?

I don't want my private messages popping up on my Mac, so is there a way I can remove my account on my Mac, but keep it on my iPhone?
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Multiple Apple devices under one Apple ID - iMessage issues

We have three iPhones and an iPad all assigned to one Apple ID. Anytime I try to iMessage my mum on her phone (from my iPhone), it appears on my brother's iPhone. Then, when he replies (thinking the ...
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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 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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Remove old Apple ID Account

When trying to update apps on the Apple Store I still get the account of someone who was using the computer before me: How do I change that, it's the only place where I can't use my Apple ID ...
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How to change the password for my Apple ID from my iPad?

I want to change the password of my iPad, I mean the one that I need to type when installing software. How do I do it? I looked everywhere in the Settings app for a "Change password" entry, but ...
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Two Macs and One Apple ID (purchases on App Store)

I have a Macbook Air mid 2012 model and now I'm thinking about buying a Mac Mini or a iMac so that I can have my Macbook Air for when I'm on the road, and the Mini or iMac stationed at home all the ...
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Previous Owner's Apple ID Stills tied to App Store after Clean Install

I've purchased a 2009 iMac, bought Mountain Lion from the App Store and performed a Clean Install, but when I open up the App Store, I still see messages to update apps that the previous owner had ...
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Change AppleID to @me.com email address

When I first got an iPod (several years ago) my primary email address was *@gmail.com and, thus, I used that as my AppleID. However, since then Apple has given customers new *@me.com email addresses ...
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How can I send an iMessage from a different Apple ID than the one the device is registered to?

We have a family iPad that is registered to my Mom's Apple ID. I'd like to be able to use iMessage, but with my Apple ID, not her Apple ID. Is there a way to do this without deregistering the iPad?
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How do I identify if an email address is already used as an Apple ID?

My wife needs her own Apple ID, so I went to this webapp, which Apple has designed to let you know if you already have an Apple ID associated with your email: ...
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Account for upgrade is different to account in phone settings

My father-in-law had forgot his Apple ID on his iPhone. He had his friend enter his details to download some apps on to his phone. He's since reset his password and set his phone back to his own ...
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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 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 delete unwanted Apple ID's?

I'm going thru a phone swap, and I now realize that I have multiple ID's 1) "codename" 2) "codename@email_service.com" 3) "realname@email_service.com" I've tested all three, and they all have ...
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How to never logout and never retype password App store

Apple App store is really annoying with all their security. Is there a way to never logout and never retype your passwords? I newer log out, but it seems something logs me out (sign out) ...
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Deauthorize old user on my iTunes without their Apple ID

I think that my ex-boyfriend's music is still syncing with my iTunes. It is syncing via the cloud. We both used to share the iTunes and now he has his own on his own computer (I assume). Is there ...
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“Updates are ready to install” but I couldn't install

My company had given me an iMac to use and apps like iMovie, iPhoto had been installed by a former employee who had been using this iMac before me. Now the problem is; Updates are available for those ...
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Does iTunes Home Sharing transfer in-app purchases?

My wife recently got an iPhone and, being that I'm an iPhone user already, I set up iTunes Home Sharing (under my Apple ID) so that I could share some of my purchased apps with her. While paid apps ...
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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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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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“Sign in to download from the App Store” with a different Apple ID

I am trying to update software on a Macbook. Before doing so, apparently I have to "Sign in to download from the App Store." It provides me with a form asking for an Apple ID and password to do so. ...
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Apple ID Rescue email - Dont see the link to add rescue email

After logged in, I do the following (as per apple site) 1.Navigate to My Apple ID using your web browser. 2.Click "Manage your account" 3.When prompted, sign in using your Apple ID and password. ...
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Changing email addresses on my @me.com and @icloud.com

When I was married I started both my @me.com and @icloud.com accounts. The accounts are my first name and last (previously married) name run together. Now that I am divorced I don't want that as my ...