Questions tagged [apple-id]

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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Can I activate an iPhone without an Apple ID?

I've been issued an iPhone and I can't seem to use it without an Apple ID. Can I activate my phone without creating an Apple ID in the process?
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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 to reset Apple ID security question? [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me how to reset Apple ID security question?
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What happens if I attempt to send an invitation from the Calendar app to an email address that doesn't have an associated Apple ID?

If I have a standard IMAP mail account set as my default on an iOS device and I then attempt to send somebody an invetation from the Calendar app, what happens if the recipient doesn't have an Apple ...
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Default keyboard layout for new user on macOS Mojave

On a macOS Mojave machine that was used by a French user I changed the default language with sudo languagesetup and then I enabled the "Show Input menu in login window" option. Then I added a new ...
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How do I upload verification photos to Apple's Maps Connect?

I'm trying to submit my place of business to Apple's Maps Connect so that it shows up in Apple Maps, but my submission was rejected (unable to verify) until I upload verification photos. Here's ...
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Re-connect Apple ID (iCloud) to macOS user

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 ...
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Why other apple ID-s appearing constantly?

I hard restarted, restored and updated my Iphone X 'casue it constanty kept turning off in the most random moments. When I started to setup and backup I saw other 5 apple ID-s popping up (I've never ...
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Messages in the Cloud with multiple Apple IDs

Background I use the same main Apple ID for iCloud across all the iOS devices (a couple iPhones and a couple iPads) in my household. However, for one of the iPhones, I use a different Apple ID for ...
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Ability to add non-SMS non-Apple 2-factor auth to an Apple ID?

I would like to add non-SMS, non-Apple 2-factor authentication to my Apple ID account. This is the "scan a QR code"-type Time-based One Time Password (TOTP) based on RFC 6238 implemented by client ...
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Verification Failed there was an error connecting to the apple id server ipad

I tried to sign out of my apple id but nothing will let me. I've reset my ipad about 5 times already and nothing has worked. I've put the time Zone to set automatically as some of you have said it ...
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AppStore/ Apple ID problems

I’m attempting to purchase an app with my apple credit and its saying to verify my Apple ID (pictured below) and when I do it sends me to a site with no relation to the AppStore, what do I do?
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Is it possible to query the current user's Apple ID from the command line?

Is it possible to query the current user's Apple ID from the command line? I want to create an AppleScript (run-only) app that will run only for a specific user (or at least for a user signed in with ...
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iTunes: “Your account was changed while you were editing your account information.”

I logged into the iTunes store via Settings on a new iPhone 5s, and it automatically went to the "confirm your payment information" page. I confirmed my method of payment (none), and it came back ...
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Let a friend/child try a game on iOS?

Is there currently (iOS 12) any way to let a friend or child try a game on an iOS device, starting from the tutorial, without losing my own progress?
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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 do I read developer responses to my app reviews?

Is there a way to view all of your developer responses in the App Store?
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Apple ID with iCloud email vs non-Apple email, any differences in capabilities?

I'm about to create a new account with Apple's cloud services. AFAIK there are two ways to go: Create a 'full' new iCloud account from an Apple device, thus creating a new email address ending in @...
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Should I use my primary Apple ID for that or create another one to use with Apple Developer account?

I’m thinking about getting an Apple Developer account. But not sure whether I should tie it to my primary Apple ID that I use on all my devices. Will this has an effect on beta testing, or anything?
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How to recover app purchases/account that my gamecenter and appleid paid for purchases in [duplicate]

Not a duplicate question, I have full access to my apple-id and have not lost a device. I want to know for apps that do not use appleid to sync, how do i restore purchases to a device. App reinstalled ...
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How do I enter a verification code after it's sent to a trusted device

After updating OSX, the device wants to verify my applied through two factor authentication. Its sent a text message with a verification code to a trusted device, but won't progress to a dialog where ...
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what can an adult do with Family Sharing?

I'm told that some children have iPhones, that are part of 'the same iCloud' as a parent. I've seen that their messages appear to be mixed in with the parent's: the child's message to a friend is ...
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Apple ID recovery mail going to wrong email address

I tried the forgot Apple ID / password option available on the Apple's site and selected the Reset via Email option. But the recovery e-mail they are sending to has got domain part wrong. As in m*****@...
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Error while trying to clean install OS X El Capitan (Apple ID auth error)

I am trying to do a clean install of El Capitan using guide on support.apple.com. I reformatted they drive as told, but now I am getting an error while trying to do the new install. Every time I try ...
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This iPhone cannot be used to create another Apple ID

I have been an Android user for the past few years, and recently switched to an iPhone. I was given a used iPhone 6 by someone. But when I try to create an Apple ID, I get an error message stating, ...
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The account does not exist in bugreport.apple.com

I am about to file a bug, but I can not login... When I open the url https://bugreport.apple.com, It asks me to login. OK, I tried my three different AppleIDs, and all of them give me the same error ...
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OS X El Capitan installation error: AMD-Action:authenticate:SP

When doing a clean re-installation of El Capitan (highest supported version) from a bootable USB on an older Mac (MBP, 15-inch, Late 2008), I get this error: An unexpected error occured while ...
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Regain control of an Apple Account

I have an older Apple account i haven't used for a few years, I know the email (And have access to the email address) its linked to and i know the password. However when i go to the apple account ...
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Is this a legitimate email address from Apple support?

I received this email from Apple Support in regards to a current support case; HOWEVER my last contact about the case was this past Monday and we (somewhat) resolved the issue. I received this email ...
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How do I create an app-specific password for iCloud?

I'm trying to try out BusyCal, but it requires an app-specific password, and provides an outdated link to old information about how to do this. The page refers to an "App Specific Passwords section" ...
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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, ...
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Apple ID and iCloud

My son had to have an iPad for school and we used his school email address when first setting it up. He started high school this year and we just left it all as it was until he got his first iPhone ...
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Change Apple ID from “only valid for purchases in” another country

I've an iPhone 7 Plus. I already created my Apple ID in Sri Lanka. Now I live in Japan. I want to set my App Store country/region to Japan. How do I do it?
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Random email address attached to my Apple ID

I logged into the Apple ID website, and it lists my contact address as usual. But then it also has some other contact address there too. I know who it is (some random hobo who I gifted my old iPhone ...
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How to disable Two-factor authentication for Apple ID? [duplicate]

I want to disable Two-factor authentication for my Apple ID. When I log in to Apple ID website, and click edit, it lists Two-factor authentication as On, but does not allow me to turn it off. How ...
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How to reset an iPhone safely

Apologies for the noob question but I'm looking around and finding different answers (including data not getting restored). So I would like to make sure I'm following the right process. My girlfriend'...
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How to view my posts and responses on official Apple Support Community website?

I have an account with Official Apple Support Community linked to my AppleID. The username on the site is different from the Apple ID. I want to find a question that I asked on the website, but there ...
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How to contact Apple if somebody has created an AppleID using an email address of mine.

Before you downvote this question consider that I'm not the first to run into Apple's odd recursive authentication loop. Frustrated Apple User sums it up as: So Apple could do nothing and this guy ...
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Reset apple id password immediately

I just upgraded IOS and I needed to enter icloud password during upgrade and I can't remember my apple ID password and followed password reset page - https://iforgot.apple.com/password/verify/appleid ...
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Senior Apple Customer Service Contact Required

I’ve currently got an issue with Apple that issue being that I’m attempting to recover purchases that I’ve paid money to Apple for an Apple ID that I’ve forgotten the password to. Unfortunately I ...
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BBEdit asks for Apple ID password on every launch

When BBEdit came out on the App Store, I removed the app bundle that I downloaded from the website, and installed via Mac App Store. Now every time I launch the app, it asks for my Apple ID password. ...
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2 apple devices sharing same apple id’s causing issues

so my husband and i have two apple iphones (8 & xsmax) we share the same apple id to share contacts between the two devices. It used to work when we had a iphone 6&8 but then we upgraded to 8&...
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Two apple IDs registered on Apple Servers and one local iPad 2 [Reworded] [duplicate]

I bought icloud-locked iPad which was stolen from trash center in Denmark. Honestly, I did not know they were stolen and I was scammed. (The seller did not even say they are iCloud locked) I ...
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Remove unwanted email address associated with Apple ID

I noticed that I have an unwanted email address in the following panel: System Preferences → iCloud → Account Details → Contact What does that mean and how can I remove it? Update: I have tried to ...
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Getting prompted for verification code but where do I put it in?

I am using an old iPad -- it's an iPad 2 model MC990LL/A -- running iOS 9.3.5 I noticed when I go to settings --> iCloud and tap the top part where my name and ID is, I get this: Account Details ...
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No input field for Apple ID Verification Code

I have an older iPad Mini and when I try and use a game iOS Game Center asks for my password, which I enter, and is accepted. Then it asks to type in the Apple ID Verification Code, although there is ...
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Apple Two Factor Authentication: why verification code popup don't display?

I turned on Two Factor Authentication mode, it worked very well. But yesterday, I reinstalled my Macbook, and iPhone, verification code popup don't automatically display when I login new device. I ...
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Lost Appleid and Password, work phone iphone 5, owner transferred but we need to keep all the data on it

The owner of the business sold the business including the work mobile which has all client numbers, texts and WhatsApp communications. He did not give us the appleid or password nor do we have access ...
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A pop up message enter the password for xxxx@abc.com

A pop up message enter the password for xxxx@abc.com in settings comes everytime I turn on the data or connect to internet using wifi and when selecting OK and entering id password in settings the ...
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Transferring Apple ID purchases to another Apple ID

My old email along with my Apple ID were registered as aol accounts. When I switched to gmail I had to create a new Apple ID under the new gmail account. Is there anyway to transfer the purchases and ...