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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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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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?
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iPhone regularly shows “iPhone not activated…” message

I got a new iPhone 6 which is tied to a carrier and I currently am still using an old Samsung I have because I don’t want to waste the minutes (as I cannot transfer the plan from the iPhone to the ...
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Preserve app data when moving to new Apple ID (complication: can't log in to old Apple ID)

I need to set up a new phone with a new Apple ID for a friend. We're facing two technical problems: We need to preserve some data from the old phone (specifically, the WhatsApp chat log). We don't ...
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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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How do I access Itunes U Course Manager if my country isn’t supported?

I want to create a course but where I come from Itunes U Course Manager isn’t supported. I tried solving this but with no success. I use Chrome and have downloaded an extension called Bitternet which ...
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Can't sign into my Apple ID because of two step authentication

I need to sign into my apple ID account but I have two-factor authentication turned on and don't know the phone number I used for that Apple ID account as someone else created it for me. I have only ...
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How to create AppleID of another country without having a credit card or bank account of that country, but with a country Internet connection?

What is up-to-date and tried method to create AppleID of another country without having a credit card or bank account of that country? I am on a short visit in another country (Estonia in my case), ...
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Recovering AppleID using my rescue email address

My iPhone got stolen and I don't have my AppleID. It was previously set by the vendor who sold me the iPhone. AFAIK, I only have my Gmail set as my rescue email address for the AppleID. Is there ...
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USB C HUB delivery safe?

so I bought a USB-C hub for my MacBook Pro 2017, specifically, this one: http://www.qacqoc.com/product/gn30h-premium-usb-c-hub-with-power-delivery-3-superspeed-usb-3-0-for-macbook-12-inch-gray/ it ...
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How to reset an iPad without access to the old phone number?

This is actually a question for a friend. I little back story. She bought an iPad here in US & then took it to Sweden. She registered it with her then Swedish cell phone. About a few months ago ...
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I can't log into my Apple ID account on websites / can't download apps / edit Apple ID settings

I changed my sim to another sim because I was on vacation in another country and my "trust number" in the apple id settings was changed to the new temporary sim number. And now when I came back and ...
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Can't change my store back after adding prepaid credit card

I went to Japan, changed my store to Japan and added a prepaid credit card to purchase apps. Now I am back in Dubai and I can't change the store to Dubai now. My WhatsApp is about to expire in 1 day.
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Can I load an iPad with content without using an Apple ID (prize for conference)?

Here's the scenario: A client is having a conference and wants to give away a brand new iPad (not yet purchased). They also want to pre-load the iPad with a bunch of their content (audio and video) ...
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“Your Apple ID has been disabled”

My friend has an iPhone 6S+ and he can’t install or update any apps or music etc. he gets the message in the title. How can this be fixed?
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How to turn off Two-Step verification [duplicate]

How I can turn off the Two-Step verification, it's driving me crazy. here is ICLOUD security settings from my MacBook Pro-2015 As you can see from the below pictures I don't have the option to turn ...