Is there a way to reset your computer enough to let you create a New Apple ID with out getting the message that you have to create one by going to the iCloud.com?

  • wut ???? you lost me there
    – Ruskes
    Commented Dec 17, 2018 at 21:32
  • how about you create new user, which would not have Apple ID by default
    – Ruskes
    Commented Dec 17, 2018 at 21:35
  • I get a pop up message that says - iCloud error This Mac can no longer be used to create a new Apple ID. Create a new Apple ID at appleid.apple.com. That is after creating a new user during set up.
    – Lisa Ann
    Commented Dec 17, 2018 at 21:46
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    How many Apple ID accounts have you created using this Mac? There are limits to how many you can create per device. Those limits are not saved in the computer settings. They are tracked server side. Contact Apple support to see if they'll grant an exception to allow an additional account to be created. Or you could create it using a different Apple device. Commented Dec 17, 2018 at 21:56
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    Extending @LaterSkater's comment: the limit is actually on the number of iCloud accounts (where "iCloud account" = Apple ID with iCloud services activated). You can create as many Apple IDs without iCloud services, but the Setup Assistant prompt to "create/use/whatever your Apple ID" also tries to set up iCloud services, and that can run into the limit. BTW last time I tested, the limit was 3 iCloud accounts per device (Mac, iPhone, or iPad). Commented Dec 17, 2018 at 22:25

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No need to reset your computer to create a new Apple ID account. Simply sign out of the existing Apple ID. Once signed out you will have a login that will allow you to create a new account. If you don't want to sign out you could also create a new user account for your computer, sign into that new user account, then create a new Apple ID in system preferences under it. You can also use iTunes or the Apple ID website to make a new Apple ID account. To create the iCloud portion of the account you have to sign into iCloud with the Apple ID using an Apple device.

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