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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Do I need to repurchase apps if I moved countries?

I recently moved countries and had to update my billing address in iTunes (change of full address and credit card info). This went fine, no problems whatsoever. It also meant that I had to change App ...
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How can I download free apps without registering an Apple ID?

"This Apple ID has not been yet been used before in the iTunes Store. Tap review to sign in, then review your account information." I keep getting this message when I try to install free apps from ...
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How do you use an existing AppleID on iOS App Store without providing a credit card number?

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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Is my iPhone locked with iCloud or not? I don't have SIM Card yet

I bought an iPhone 5C from a friend and I'm not sure if it's Activation Locked or not and I don't have a SIM card yet. He hasn't used it and didn't know anything about that, he got it second hand. ...
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Your iPhone could not be activated because the activation server is temporarily unavailable

My iPhone 5 that has been running iOS 7 since beta 1 suddenly wants to be activated. When locked, it shows me my wallpaper. After sliding to unlock, it asks for my passcode. When I enter it, it takes ...
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How do I unlock my iTunes account when my old e-mail is unavailable?

When I originally set up my iTunes account, I used an email address from my prior employer. I later moved my account to a personal rather than corporate email address and I have since changed jobs. ...
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2 Apple IDs on one device?

This is probably a stupid question but can you have multiple Apple ID's on the same iOS device? My Girlfriend and I have both got an iPad and an iPod Classic and may well be getting iPhones at some ...
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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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Re-downloading apps purchased in a different country?

I lived in Canada for several years, but now I live in Norway (again). In Canada, I have purchased many apps on both the iOS and Mac OS X app stores. Some of these apps I have uninstalled over the ...
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How can I change a defunct Apple ID email address?

I never changed my student email account to which all app purchases have been made. I just upgraded to iOS 5, and it requires to authenticate the iCloud, by verifying an email sent to the now defunct ...
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Are there any gotchas with using two Apple IDs for one user in the App Store?

To date I have had an Apple ID tied to my personal email address. It uses my personal paypal account for the purchases, and currently it has a credit balance thanks to some Christmas iTunes gift cards....
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Can you play Clash of Clans using the same Apple ID?

Me and my brother want to play Clash of Clans with different game progress but somehow he always gets my progress when he plays it. He got a new Apple ID and a new Game Center, but somehow the same ...
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Does buying a new mac also get you Lion on your Apple ID?

When you buy a new mac, the iLife apps are redeemed with App Store validation codes which means you can upgrade/install iLife 11 on your other macs. (Assuming you have fewer than the current store ...
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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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Switching Apple ID on iPad (without losing progress)

My family has shared an iPad for many years using my mom's Apple ID. Recently my mom got an iPhone for herself. She needs to now keep her Apple ID for personal use. We would like to create a new ...
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What are some best practices for a family sharing a single Apple ID?

My family shares an apple ID, and I can't chose whose contacts I want to sync with when I set up Icloud. For example, I own a Mac and an iPhone. I want my content to only be synced between MY Mac and ...
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How can I change the country of an iTunes account?

When I first set up my iTunes account, I didn't have a credit card, so I set it up as a US account, as this was the only way I could create one without a card (and thus use my iPod Touch). The ...
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How many Apple IDs should one household have?

To date my wife and I share one Apple ID for all Apple purchases and devices. We currently own a first and third generation iPod, iPhone 4, and will own an iPad 2 in the morning. Thus far having the ...
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How to activate new iPad without disclosing credit card number?

I bought my mother an iPad 2 as a gift for her birthday, hoping that it would enable my toddler son to do Facetime with his grandmother. I tried to walk her through the activation process (over email)...
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App Store asking for other Apple ID when updating apps

My friend's mate reset his phone to prove him wrong about a situation and ever since then when he tries to update his apps it asks for his mom's iCloud password yet it says at the bottom of the App ...
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How to use an existing Apple ID to download free apps from App Store without using Credit Card?

I have an Apple ID which I had registered years back (when I had bought my Ipod Shuffle). I wanted to use the same Apple ID to download apps on my newly purchased MBP - but whenever I try to login ...
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Why are past purchases no longer showing after I change country of my Apple ID?

Recently I've changed the country in my Apple ID account. While everything else is fine there's an issue with my purchases. All Apps that were purchased before the change don't appear in Purchased ...
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Unable to change Apple ID on my iPhone

I changed the e-mail address linked to my Apple ID. Now when I try to update apps or purchase them on my iPhone 4, the old address pops up asking me for the password. I cannot seem to get it to change ...
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Do I need to set up individual Apple IDs for all my kids' iPads?

I will be giving my three children three iPads as their christmas presents. I am now currently using my iPhone 4 with my only one Apple ID for the App Store. My question is if I set up their iPads ...
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Should I use the same Apple ID for iCloud and iTunes?

Should I use the same Apple ID for iCloud and the iTunes store? My immediate assumption was "sure, of course, keep it simple", but today I read the following recommendation: One potential problem ...
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How do I remove or delete an @me.com email?

I currently have 2 Apple IDs, one that uses my Gmail account and I have been using this one for a while now, this is the one I want to keep. When iCloud came out, I registered an @me.com email for ...
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What is the latest iOS version for iPhone 4?

I want to download the latest iOS version for offline restore for my iPhone 4. I want to know what is the latest iOS version and how can I download it?
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Retrieve the Apple ID used to download a given app (in iTunes)

I have multiple devices, all handled with iTunes in the same PC. Each device is associated with a different Apple ID. I may want to install some apps in more than one device. As far as I know, an app ...
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merging two Apple ID accounts/emails

I had an ATT iphone and have changed to the Verizon iphone today. I wanted to sync my apps and google mail/contacts and was told that I had to connect with itunes and it would update. I opened itunes ...
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How can I change iTunes country of region when having some credit in my account? [duplicate]

I moved to Canada and I want to change my country of region from USA to Canada, but when I try to change it ( by click on my account in the iTunes Store and going to my Account Page) it showed me this ...
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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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Is it still possible to get @icloud.com email address?

Set up a new iCloud account for someone and I am not seeing the option to set up an @icloud.com address and use the free email service. Does anyone know if this is still possible and how to go about ...
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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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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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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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iCloud, account limit reached

I have a problem with iCloud! One years ago I lost two Apple IDs, one of them signed to iCloud. I don't remember have any added iCloud account! Today I made a new Apple ID and wanted to sign up for ...
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Transfer Clash of Clans village to another iPhone

I will soon buy a new iPhone. If I log in with my Apple ID in my new phone could I still access my Clash of Clans village without starting from scratch?
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How do you add more than one phone number on iMessage?

My sisters and I all have iPhones under the same account. I also have an iPad under the same account. I am trying to get the iMessage on my iPad compatible with my phone number, not email address. ...
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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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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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What's the difference between iTunes Match and Apple Music?

I currently pay for iTunes Match which gets me advertisement free streaming as well as a unified, cloud backed iTunes Library. How do those existing features work with or against the newly announced ...
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Apple ID - Want to make my xxx@icloud.com primary Apple ID?

I recently created an @icloud.com address and now I would like to make that my default or primary address for my Apple ID instead of my current @gmail.com address. I tried to change it through the ...
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What's happens to credit in the non-Organizer account when you turn on Family Sharing?

I, my wife and my three kids all have apple devices and IDs. However, some of my kids have credit balances from gift cards. If I turn on Apple Sharing, can those gift balances still be spent?
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Changing my iTunes account details

I have a UK account but have relocated to Australia. I'm trying desperately to change my account details but the system won't let me as I have £10 credit on my UK account. I don't mind losing the £10 ...
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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 passwords....
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How can I make in-app purchases with a different Apple ID than the app was purchased with?

I have three children with three iPods and recently gave them all their own Apple ID accounts so that their iTunes money would be separate. However, now they cannot buy apps to add on to their games ...
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Can I change Apple IDs?

I originally used my Apple ID with my daughter's iPod and now iPhone so that her purchases would be linked to my credit card. I now know that wasn't necessary. I'd like to know how to change this so ...
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Are there disadvantages to using different Apple IDs for iCloud and Store purchases?

Apple provides instructions for configuring one Apple ID for iCloud and a different Apple ID for Store purchases. But this is clearly not the "recommended" approach. Is there a reason to avoid doing ...
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Can I use 2 different Apple IDs with a single install of iTunes?

I just got an iPhone 5 at work, and have discovered the only way to get a different ringtone on the device is via iTunes. However, work will not allow iTunes to be downloaded to Corporate PCs. I ...
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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, ...