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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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 "codename" "codename@example.com" "realname@example.com" I've tested all three, and they all have different login ...
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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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How to verify Apple ID if iPhone at the same time blocks gmail access?

I have set up iCloud and Apple ID, but keeps telling me to verify my Apple ID. It won't let me download the Gmail app to access my emails to verify my Apple ID. How do I fix this?
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how do I lock my Apple ID?

I entered Apple ID to my iPhone 5 which "Find my iPhone" button was on and someone changed the password. Now every second I use the phone they ask me to sign in to iCloud. How can I remove this ID ...
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wish to change appleid on new iphone whilst keeping original id on old phone

I now have two iphones. both use same email address and apple id.My wife is to use the old one. I wish to have a new appleid on one of them whilst keeping the original on the other. how do I change ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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One Apple ID being used for multiple phones. How to create a new Apple ID for one?

I have a question regarding using the same Apple ID for multiple phones. I have let my dad use my Apple ID to purchase apps and stuff, and now I realize that he uses my ID for iCloud, and all our ...
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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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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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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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Apple ID/ Password Problems

Every time my family and I try to download an app, the AppStore pops up saying my Apple ID or password is incorrect. So the first time I reset the password. It happened again and I did reset it a ...
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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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How can I correct a typo with Apple ID?

How can I use iTunes with an email address that isn't actually an email address?
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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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How can I trouble shoot “Your message could not be sent. #### is not registered with iMessage”?

I used to be able to send txt messages from my computer through the native messages app on iOS. I recently updated and now I'm not able to send txt from my computer. When I updated my OS, it ...
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Need to Change Alternate Apple ID on the apple id screen

Can you change your alternate apple id - somewhere? it is does not allow that on the current apple id screen.
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Apple ID problem

I am just wondering I already have an apple ID created on my iPad and I recently got an iPhone I am wondering if I keep the same apple ID for my iPhone will everything I download on my iPad come up on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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iPad's Apple ID did not reflect the change I made on and now I can't turn off Find my iPad

So this is quite a headache already. I'll lay out what I've done chronologically: Not knowing that the Apple ID is still in use on a device (iPad), I've changed the associated email address on the ...
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iPhone asking for Apple ID for a former roommate

At some point several years ago a former roommate used my phone or iTunes for something. I can't recall for what, but since then each time I get a new phone, or need to restore from a backup, I'm ...
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My email for my APPLE ID is deactivated what do I do?

So I've finally remembered my APPLE ID that I used in the beginning to activate my Iphone but I forgot the password which I tried too many times and it disabled. Now my yahoo account I used for it is ...
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“You cannot auto-download or download past purchases with a different Apple ID for 90 days” when switching iTunes library from old PC to new PC

I have migrated all of my music from my old laptop to my new desktop via iTunes Home Sharing. I can see all of it, but it will not allow me to play any of the music. It says: This computer is ...
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How can unauthorized movie purchases be made on my 1st generation Apple TV?

In the last 6 months, two movies have shown up as purchased on my 1st Generation Apple TV, but neither I nor my wife have purchased them. The first time this happened, I thought perhaps it had been ...
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Two Apple ids and just want one [duplicate]

I changed my e-mail from hotmail to gmail during 2013. I want my Apple id to follow that. The old email account is still there when I configured my iPhone 5s and tryied to install my icloud and ...
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Apple Id confusion

I just created an Apple ID. Went through the confirmation via email phase successfully. I am able to log in on this page: https://appleid.apple.com - and under Apple ID and Primary Email Address it ...
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How to activate a new Apple ID

I just got a new macbook pro and I had to set up an Apple ID. The computer took me through the steps to verify my Apple ID. It says it is verified, but not activated yet. How do I activate it? When ...
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When restoring iPhone backup, asked for *previous* iCloud accounts?

I've been using my username@outlook.com Apple ID on my iPhone for over 2 years. Prior to that I had username@gmail.com and before that I had username@yahoo.com as my prev Apple IDs. When I'm ...
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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 ...