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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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Area code creating apple ID

I'm trying to create a new apple ID. I live in the Netherlands but have a UK number. Every time I try to type in my number (with United Kingdom selected), it tells me "please choose an area code which ...
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My computer is still showing remnants of the old Apple ID

I used to have an Apple ID that I shared with my family, but it was becoming more and more obvious that I would end up needing my own. So I got myself an Apple ID, got family sharing set up, and ...
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Cannot update macOS with new Apple ID

I have a MacBook Pro with macOS 10.8.5. I am trying to update to High Sierra with a new Apple ID. After entering my Apple ID it says 'This Apple ID has not been used with the App Store, please review ...
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How do I disassociate my phone number from my phone number?

I am going to stop using my current phone shortly, but I would like to continue using my AppleID. On my new phone I would like to associate just my email address to my AppleID, but the new phone that ...
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Resetting an AppleID password when you don't have access to an IOS device

Okay, here is a kafkaesque situation: A friend of mine broke her iPhone 7, to an extent that she can't even read the screen or reliably press it. She is setting up a borrowed iPhone 4S (with iOS 8)......
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Resetting admin password which is tied to an Apple ID?

An employee recently got a new company mac, then left the company. We've reset plenty of mac passwords in the past by using recovery mode > utilities > terminal > 'resetpassword' > select admin > type ...
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Is it possible to turn off the Two-Factor Authentication for an Apple ID?

Is it possible to turn off the Two-Factor Authentication for an Apple ID? I have more than one device linked to this Apple ID and I know the password and security questions.
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Not able to login using Apple ID

I am trying to login with Apple ID. But it shows an error like in the image. I used to login with a browser and it's working. Also I couldn't update my apps in my Mac. Please help. Not only now... it ...
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How to make Xcode always remember your session or sign in automatically on start?

Every time I close Xcode and then start it, I have to enter my AppleID and password. I have to go Preferences > Accounts and provide my password every time. This is very annoying. How to force it ...
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How to reset Apple ID password without email access

I received my wife's old iPhone and created an Apple account in my name. When I go to settings her name pops up. I hit that and it wants her password, however she doesn't remember. She no longer has ...
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Changing my Apple ID's email: address is not available

When I try to change my Apple ID's email address (a Hotmail address), I get the message This email address is not available. Choose a different address. The email address I intended to change (a ...
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Apple Enterprise account taking too much time for verification

I enrolled in an Apple Enterprise account, and after 13 days I got a call from Apple and they verified my company. They then told me that they will call me again for further verification. Its been 20 ...
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Problems with new Apple ID for a macOS installation

My friend gave me an old macOS (El Capitan). I formatted the disk and created a new Apple ID online. When I tried to log in to continue the reinstallation of the OS, it says that the Apple ID is not ...
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App updates from a different country's iOS App Store?

I have a Turkish Apple ID which uses the Turkish iOS App Store. An application which I needed is not available in this store, so I temporarily changed my App Store ID with a different ID which uses ...
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iPhone in Lost Mode Can I use same apple id on new phone

My iPhone was recently lost, I put it in lost mode via icloud and I know it was found by someone because I got the email from icloud saying it's been found as well as a last known location...but it ...
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Share WiFi (credentials) with Friends Feature: what contact info can identify a friend?

iOS 11 adds a “Share WiFi with Friends” feature. You fire up WiFi, attempt to connect to a new WiFi network, but you don’t know the password. You bring your phone/iPad next to your friend, his ...
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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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How do you delete the Apple ID of a dead person?

I need to delete the Apple ID of my dads iPad. He died and I don't know his password.
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iPhone X - Newly registered Apple ID

I am new to Apple ecosystem and have just obtained an iPhone X. I bought it new from store and during first boot I have created a new Apple ID as I never had one earlier. Now my new phone has been ...
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Trying to re-sync Messages between iPhone and Mac

This morning my phone asked me, unbidden to log into my Apple ID (or iCloud, I can't keep those straight). My login did not work (I used the correct password), but I was able to login after resetting ...
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Why cant i sign in to facetime?

So I recently bought an early 2009 macbook (A1181),everything works besides the battery, and facetime. The issue is facetime won't let me sign in with my account. It says, "This apple id cannot sign ...
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I once installed an app requiring an Apple ID from the US store and now other apps require that Apple ID. Why?

I once needed an app which was only available in the US App Store, so I installed it using my US Apple ID. Now, months later when I want to update apps, many of them require the US Apple ID but even ...
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FaceTime: An Error Occurred during activation

Upon entering correct information into FaceTime on latest OS X, we receive "An error occurred during activation. Try again." Have already tried resetting power controller and memory, making sure date ...
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Apple ID verification process not accepting my ID and/or password

I have an iPhone 6 and during the last 2 months I see the Apple ID verification message. After I input my ID and password the iPhone won't accept it. I also get the same message with regard to iTunes ...
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Unexpected Apple ID password prompt - Which App is causing this?

I am getting unexpected prompts for my Apple ID on my iPhone SE at random times, including on the lock screen. Here are a couple of examples: On the lock screen In the EMail app These started ...
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Problem connecting to iCloud during password reset

I couldn't connect to iCloud when I try resetting the password through my Apple ID. I’ve tried signing in to iCloud on my iPhone and it works just fine. Booting up and automatically connecting to WiFi ...
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Apple ID Verification Code being sent to an unavailable device

The verification code, when signing into my Apple ID, is sent to my old phone number. I can't receive it, because I do not have my old phone or access to the associated phone number. So, How do I go ...
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App store is asking me to sign in with my old AccountID

I'm working on macOS 10.13.4. When I open the App Store and attempt to update my apps which need updating, I am prompted to sign in to my apple account. However, it's prompting me to sign into foo@...
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iCloud signed into wrong user on iMac

This question may have already been asked... I made an attempt to find it and was unable. Yesterday, I ran the most recent HighSierra update on my Late 2009 iMac. This computer has three separate ...
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Verification Failed For my Iphone id [duplicate]

im Trying To Sign Out and Verification Failed with Show "There was an error connecting to the Apple ID server.
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How to Disassociate an Apple ID from a work computer

How do I disassociate an Apple-ID from an iMac? I am trying to push updates on a work computer but I can not. I am unable to because a previous employee's apple ID pops up and I do not have the ...
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How do I log in to my Game Center with nickname?

I created an account some time ago and I could sign in through a username. I have the correct password and username but it took me a few tries to remember. The account got locked and it tells me to go ...
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iPhone 5s iOS 10 icloud unlock [duplicate]

hi I am an iPhone 5s second hand user. When I update my phone, it is locked and I don't know the original owners icloud ID and password. so it is locked and can not open my phone right now. so please ...
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Can iTunes gift cards be used to make in-app purchases?

Does Apple allow the use of iTunes gift cards (in this case a Japanese iTunes gift card with a Japanese Apple ID) to buy an in-app purchase (for in-game currency)?
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Reset iPad when Apple ID no longer exists [duplicate]

I've read all the techniques to reset an iPad and none of them work. Not only do I not know the password to the Apple ID, the Apple ID doesn't exist at all! It was a former employee's email address. ...
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How to find Apple ID used to set up my iPad [duplicate]

How can I find out which Apple ID has been used to set up my ipad - it has been hacked and is now some years old and I am in the process of restoring this device. This iPad is not listed on the Apple ...
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Connected other iPhone to MB to backup…could my old photos have transferred to the phone?

A bit of an unusual question maybe. A friend needed to set up her new iPhone but doesn't have a computer and is restricted to mobile data at the moment. She wanted to back up her old iPhone to use on ...
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Does iOS simulator in Xcode allow AppleID sign in?

I am interested in using iCloud for Windows for syncing bookmarks between Windows browsers (as a replacement for Xmarks, which is shutting down). I installed iCloud for Windows and used my AppleID to ...
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How can I prevent my Apple ID account from being recovered using a trusted phone number?

In the Security section of my Apple ID account page (https://appleid.apple.com/account/manage), I have a “Trusted phone number”. The help text says: Trusted phone numbers are used [...] to recover ...
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How do I remove my photos from my kids iPhone linked to my Apple ID [duplicate]

My kids share my Apple ID and can see all my photos and videos. I do not wish to share it with them. I have turned off all the shared Photo Stream and removed them off my Apple ID. However, my ...
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Regain access to Apple ID protected by 2-step verification after losing access to trusted device

I have not used my Apple ID in a while and would like to resume using it. The Apple ID in question is protected by two-step verification. Unfortunately I have lost access to the linked SIM card which ...
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Can I use the same Apple ID for multiple Macs if I only need Apple ID to update macOS?

I don't use any Apple apps (iBooks, iTunes, iCloud etc). I just need to create an Apple ID to download and install macOS updates.
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Login Apple Developer Center Error?

Every time I login the Apple Developer Center, there is a mistake. I have to click the cancel button times. I do not know that is why. the original image: The title: "Safari browser" wants to use ...
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How to manually renew Apple Developer program with different credit card?

I want to manually renew my Apple Developer program with a different credit card then what's on file. https://developer.apple.com/support/renewal/ You can renew starting 30 days before the ...
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How to resolve “There is a billing problem with a previous purchase” [duplicate]

I’m not sure why, but whenever I tried to download something that’s free from the Apple store this message pops up: There is a billing problem with a previous purchase. My card works perfectly fine ...
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Separating Apple ID

My child and I have been using the same Apple ID. I want to create a new Apple ID for him. How do I remove him from mine and set up his own. Also, when removing from mine will he loose anything on his ...
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How can I enter a app, that has to be updated, purchased in a different apple ID without having to delete it? [duplicate]

So, I have this music app that I want to enter, but I can't since it needs to be updated and is in another ID, but the musics that I have in the app can not be loaded somewhere else without entering ...
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Reset iPhone and can’t get it to unlock [duplicate]

So for christmas one year my younger sister got an iPhone 5s. But currently she had to replace the battery and she had to reset her iPhone to do so. She doesn't remember who set up all her iCloud and ...
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Two Apple Developer Accounts, One App

Backgrounder, we have two (2) Apple Developer Accounts, one account is being used by development team and another is for production deployment and distribution. I know that this is not the best ...
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Safety of sharing my apple password on screen with apple technician

I recently had a problem with my apple id on my ipad. I called apple tech support and was guided through some steps by the technician.She assured me everything was ok but during the process I had to ...