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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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What is causing my Apple ID issues when using that ID on two macOS installations, on the same machine?

I have a single 2019 16" Macbook Pro, and due to a desire to separate my work from personal projects, I have created a new APFS volume to contain my personal work. I installed macOS Big Sur on it ...
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Which Apple ID should I use for my Apple Card?

I'm one of the users who has one Apple ID that I use for e-mail, calendar, etc., and a different ID that I use for iTunes and the App Store. Is one of these preferred (or required) for use as the ...
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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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use an iCloud+ «hide my email» apple ID forward address as an alias to send mail

Hide my email is the neat feature introduced by apple earlier, and since then I have been trying to figure out how I can use those forward addresses as sender address when composing emails on the ...
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ACCOUNT_UNAVAILABLE alert on signing to Apple ID

I created a new Apple ID and tried to use it in the same Macbook Pro 2016 as the old account. I've logged out and tried to log in with new credentials, after that I've seen an alert with terms to ...
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Automatically accept Screen Sharing invitations?

I use Messages' Ask to Share Screen feature all the time to remotely debug problems on my contacts' Macs. It's a very easy way to initiate a Screen Sharing session, does not require port forwarding, ...
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icloud - removing previous connected apple devices and disconnecting it from account

Context Last year I got rid of two old Macs (one running macOS Catalina and the other with macOS Sierra, both were formatted in an attempt to reuse them for Linux). In the process I removed them from ...
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Sandbox Apple ID disabled in the App Store and iTunes

I am attempting to test macOS In-App Purchases via a Sandbox Apple ID. When I go through the purchase flow, I get the error: Your account has been disabled in the App Store and iTunes. For assistance,...
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Is there a way to disable file sharing via apple-id?

In High Sierra connecting to a mac using an older OS (el capitan), I see the default connection is using the appleid for authentication (showing Connected as: com.apple.idms.appleid.prd...). Is there ...
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macOS Two-factor authentication Apple ID limit

From the Apple Support document, Two-factor authentication for Apple ID Two-factor authentication is available to iCloud and iTunes users with at least one device that's using the latest iOS or ...
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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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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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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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Unable to use new apple id in app store on iPhone 4 IOS 7.1.2

My parents just gave me their old iPhone 4 and I cannot get my Apple ID to work correctly.here is what I did: Reset all content and settings Selected English, United States, wifi, enabled location, ...
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AppleID account sign in VirtualBox

I managed to install El Capitan (not Sierra) in Virtual Box on my MBP running Sierra. Looks fine on the first view. One major problem is that I can not sign up with my own Apple (or any other test) ID ...
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Why would AppleIDAuthAgent take nearly 100% CPU?

The AppleIDAuthAgent process on my 2007 Mac Pro running OS X 10.7.5 is taking up 95-100 % CPU continuously. I use it whenever I go to work. I also use it as a server. I occasionally pull/push ...
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Update from old account appears in my Mac App Store?

I have a 3 days old Macbook Pro 2015 with OS X Yosemite (10.10.5) on it. Today (for the first time) a new update appeared in my Mac App Store, an update to an app (Sketch - that is not free) that I ...
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Is there any way to find the Apple ID of the activation lock?

I understand it is impossible to find the password, but is it possible to find the apple ID so I can email the guy this phone was obviously stolen off? I've lost several hundred pounds on this stupid ...
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Pushing an Apple ID for App Store to IPads with Apple Configurator

Is there a way to push an Apple ID to the iPads with profiles via Apple Configurator? I have several 100 and would like to push it so we do not have to enter it manually for each.
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My testflight install says I have no app installed, but the app store connect portal thinks the test app is installed

I am a developer on our Apple Developer account. I added myself to testflight as an internal tester and redeemed my code. I then switched Apple ID on my device and installed a different app for a ...
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Obtaining Apple ID Login History

I am trying to get a log in history of my Apple ID. I have gone to the data and privacy section of Apple and required the Apple ID data, but in there it only shows the most recent login, and not a ...
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How to redownload shared apps under one's own apple id and decouple from someone else's?

Our minor child has his own Apple ID which is part of the family sharing household. He also has an iPad on which he is signed into iCloud, iMessages, FaceTime, and the App Store with his own Apple ID....
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Getting rid of "Sign in to iMessages" popup at boot in Mac OS Catalina

I have recently logged out of my apple id account and icloud in my MacBook Pro MAC OS Catalina. But this message keeps popping up asking me to update the password for my apple id for iMessages: ...
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Can't sign into iTunes on Mac 10.7.5

I can open the iTunes app and it seems to be working as normal, but whenever I try to sign in it gives me two error messages, one after the other. first - "We could not complete your iTunes ...
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FaceTime & iMessage auth troubleshooting

I have created a separate user for my GF on my mac (macos Catalina 10.15.4) but I cannot log into FaceTime and iMessage. FaceTime shows "this account has no reachable addresses" error, but account is ...
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How to change which device my AppleID's 2FA "Pin Code" is sent to

I have an single AppleId for multiple devices - about 20 devices (and rising). Every time I get a new device, I need to sign into App Store using my AppleId. In doing so, I get asked for a 2FA pin ...
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Endless "enter verification code" loop on old iPad for iMessage and FaceTime signin

I (well, my kid) has an old iPad with iOS8 on it. His Apple id has 2FA turned on (he also has an iPhone 5S). Recently we changed his password and now (understandably) iMessage and FaceTime no longer ...
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How can I ensure a shared, corporate device never prompts for user sign-in?

We are using supervised devices Airwatch is our MDM solution Devices are being used sparingly with Guided Access enabled to allow use of one app only Some devices use Facetime as above mentioned app, ...
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New Apple ID and iCloud

I created a new Apple ID on my Mac mini, but the "photos" preference, when checked asks for a password to the old account. I can’t see where to enter my new Apple ID. Since I don't remember the old ...
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Can't sign into iCloud on my Mac and Mac App Store, but have no trouble signing in using browsers

My @icloud.com is used in various browsers and devices. I tried to install updates on Mac App Store but it prompted I have the wrong password. Then I used my phone to reset the password. After ...
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iPod will not forget!

My iPod Touch was originally used with an Apple account and email that have become obsolete. I no longer have access to the email account and cannot supply the old password or ask for a password ...
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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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Apple ID disabled and unlock email sent to strange address

My iPad Pro was locked during New Year’s Eve. I've tried to change the password but my Apple ID is disabled. I went to the website to change my password and filled the requested information. An email ...
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Sign into iCloud on Mac but prevent it from receiving Apple ID two factor codes

I am using two factor authentication on my Apple ID (not the older two step verification) I would like to sign into a Mac with my iCloud/iTunes account and use it normally, but I would like to ...
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Unable to login to AppStore on Mac Mini

When I login to AppStore on Mac Mini, I get the message to review account followed by an error message When I see the details in https://appleid.apple.com/account/manage, I get the below message. ...
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Enable 2FA For Non-Primary Apple ID

It seems the only way to enable two factor authentication on an Apple ID is by using an Apple device. I can log into my non-primary Apple ID on the appleid.apple.com website but the instructions for ...
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How do I stop or at least partly reduce the number of times I need to type in my Apple password

I use iBooks, the app store, Apple Music and iTunes on my mac and iphone. Apple asks me for my password at least twice a week on each device. Does it anyone know how to prevent this? Scenarios: + ...
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How to remove all traces of an Apple Id from a Mac

If I go to the System Preferences and select iCloud, it prompts me to sign in with my Apple Id. Only problem is, it auto-fills the Apple Id of the previous user. If I try to delete the existing id ...
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iMessage sign-in not working correctly after changing Apple ID

I wanted to sign up for Apple iMessage with a different email, so I created a new Apple ID and every time I try to sign in with that one, it asks me for the password again and again. This loop ...
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stop Ipod from asking for old Apple ID password

Recently, I've changed my Apple ID because my old E-mail has been hacked. Now that I set the new one as my apple ID, the old Apple account still appears when I open almost all my apps on my Ipod Touch ...
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2 Apple IDs on one device

My mom purchased an iPad about 18 months ago. She set up an Apple ID and then connected it to her PayPal account and purchased about 18 apps and games over a few months. Her PC crashed and had to ...
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What does OS X use "associated" Apple IDs for?

On OS X it is possible to associate Apple IDs with user accounts. Apple lists three consequences of doing so: The Apple IDs can be used to reset the user account The Apple IDs can be used to access ...
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New MacBook but two-facor-auth codes are sent to old one

I bought a new MacBook Pro 2020 and want to retire my MacBook Air 2012. Since I wanted to start all installations from zero I did not use the migration assistant. Everything works great. The only ...
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Where does AppleID/iCloud pull your profile picture from?

I recently bought an iPad. When I was going through the setup process I used an old Hotmail email of mine to set it up. Then when I was in the settings of the iPad I noticed that my profile picture ...
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This Apple ID cannot be used to make purchases

I just wiped my iPad using Apple Configurator 2, and linked it to my MDM which is ManageEngine. I am enrolled in ABM and have purchases enough licences of the app I want to install. I can see the apps ...
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Lost Messages history for Legacy Contact

After designating one of my contacts as a Legacy Contact all of my history for that contact in Messages has vanished (along with all links on other apps to shared content in Messages). The contact has ...
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Every 2 mins I get a notification says my number "will continue to be registered for iMessage and FaceTime. You can change this in Message Settings"

It says the following when I open the notificiation. This number is registered to your Apple ID, but is not associated with this phone. You can keep using the number for iMessage and FaceTime until ...
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Is it possible to run a Mac/Linux/Windows command-line app on a web server?

Not sure if this is achievable, but here is the deal: I have a Vendor ID from our company and that information is used to retrieve an Apple Identification number, after some assets are uploaded to ...
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Determining the date when an Apple ID was created

I wish to determine the date my Apple ID was created. To do that, I followed the instructions in this answer: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/345405/279727 I am able to download an Excel file ...
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