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I recently got my first MacBook (Early 2015 13" MacBook Pro, running macOS Mojave) and have been setting it up for the past few hours.

I changed my Apple ID email and my password a few times and then ran into a problem. Although I was signing up with iCloud password, my Mac would still recognize an old one. So I created a separate password for my Mac with the intention of connecting it to iCloud again to refresh the sync process(?). Now that I have the separate password, there is no option to re-connect to iCloud again.

How do I do it?

Would it be better to delete this user and create a new one? Do I have to reinstall macOS Mojave, erase disk?

All I want is for my user account on the Mac to be connected to iCloud and use the same password (and sync changes to it).

  • Although I was signing up with iCloud password, my Mac would still recognize an old one. Please clarify this. Now that I have the separate password, there is no option to re-connect to iCloud again. Please clarify and add a screenshot if needed. – Nimesh Neema Jul 3 at 15:17
  • Your Mac login password cannot be the same as your AppleID password. The OS itself will enforce this. – Tetsujin Jul 3 at 17:48
  • @Tetsujin but it used to be before this bug appeared – mihailmul Jul 3 at 20:40
  • It's not a bug, it's a new security measure. – Tetsujin Jul 4 at 5:52
  • @Tetsujin This is interesting. Is it documented somewhere or announced in any official session? – Nimesh Neema Jul 4 at 8:39

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