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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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iPhone 4s asking for old Apple ID but nowhere to type code

My phone was disabled so I connected it with iTunes. We unlocked it and now it is requesting the old Apple ID. I don't know the old one but my brother made a password reset, and now it gave us a code ...
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Install El-Capitan from bootable USB asks me to enter Apple ID but nothing happen

I'm installing El Capitan on my MacBook Pro (mid 2012) from bootable USB. The original OS of my Mac is Lion and the latest OS is High Sierra, so I created a bootable flash drive for El-Capitan. The ...
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Cant share iCloud storage with family

I am a family admin I purchased a 200GB plan which allows for sharing I sent the share notification to family members I received the invitation as a push notification on the family member device When ...
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Apple ID says it doesn't recognize your finger in the morning [duplicate]

Sometimes I would wake up and try to unlock my phone and be told that it doesn't recognize my fingerprint and that I HAVE to put my passcode to enable touch id but I thought that only happened when ...
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Can I use Messages on OS X for two different iPhones with two different Apple IDs?

I have two iPhones (one personal and one business), each with a separate Apple ID, so I can keep these logically separated. Ideally, I'd like to use Messages on OS X to be able to send and receive ...
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Messages on Mac displaying “Not Delivered” but message is being delivered

I've tried logging out and back into my Apple ID account on my Mac, but some (not all) messages are showing the red exclamation point and "Not Delivered", but when I go to the same thread on my phone ...
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How to set a non-email apple-id for iPad?

I have 2 apple-ids, "logistes" which I started using years ago, and which I have used to make all my app-store purchases, and another me.com email based one that I use for iCloud data - contacts, ...
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How to manage company Macs?

What is the "Apple" way of managing Macs in company environment? I've red about macOS server and Apple Remote Desktop which seems to share some management features. The later seems a bit dated, at ...
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Does iOS app developer have access to my iCloud billing info?

I see this data in my iCloud purchase history. There are my credit card number, my first and last name, my address, and iPhone's name. Which of this are accessible to the developer of the app? Is it ...
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Management of security questions in AppleID authentication

I have my AppleID, password and access to the email account registered to the ID. But I don't have the answers to the security questions. I have not used the account since it was set up in 2014 and I'...
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Changing an Apple ID from one @icloud.com address to another

I have an Apple ID which ends with @icloud.com and I want to change it to another @icloud.com, @me.com, or @mac.com. I've found a page which describes how to do that but it seems it doesn't work for ...
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Activation of iMessage and FaceTime fails (error during activation)

Trying to activate iMessage and FaceTime on my MBP (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015; macOS 10.13.3) keeps returning "An error occurred during activation. Try again." I have gone through the suggestions ...
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iPod Touch won't connect to Apple ID server

I received an iPod Touch and am trying to set it up. When I enter my Apple ID and password, it responds with: Verification Failed. There was an error connecting to the Apple ID server. I have reset ...
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Privacy: can a app from App Store access my Apple ID data?

Can a app from App Store access my Apple ID data (like first-name, last-name, country, email,...)? I am interested in both platforms, iOS and macOS.
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Auto renew Apple Developer Program with different card

Does anyone know if it's possible to auto renew your Apple Developer Program with a different credit/debit card than the default one on file for your Apple ID?
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How to delete an old Apple ID on iPhone [duplicate]

For a short time, I'm reverting back to my old iPhone. I entered my current Apple ID (the one with email address). A long time ago, Apple ID wasn't an email address. The pop-up "Sign in to iTunes ...
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“An account with that identifier already exists” on Apple Watch when signing in with Apple ID

When I try to sign in to my Apple ID on my Apple Watch Series 2 (watchOS 4.2), I get an error stating that "An account with that identifier already exists". The Watch App on my paired iPhone seems to ...
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Changing the Apple ID on a 1st generation iPad

We are trying to add apps to our 1st generation iPad. We reset to factory settings and need to add some apps to it. I tried signing in with the same Apple ID that is on our other iPad and my husbands ...
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iMessage doesn't work on my devices

iMessage and FaceTime throw an activation error any time I try to login on both of my devices (Mac Mini 2011 and iPad Pro 9.7). This happens since Dec 20 and I can't fix it. It looks that I have ...
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How can I use one AppleID for Contacts, Calendar etc, but an other for purchases?

BACKGROUND Many years ago when I first got an iPod I created an AppleID, which my wife and I shared for AppStore purchases. When Apple changed the system, we created new AppleID to use for iCloud ...
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Change iMessage account on iPad

My partner gave me his iPad mini but I cannot use iMessage as it is linked to his account and I cannot change accounts. Is there any way of doing this?