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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What happens to questions on the Apple Support Communities website when you delete an Apple ID?

What happens to the questions and answers on the official Apple Support Communities website when you delete their associated Apple ID? Are these deleted, remain as-is, have their username anonymized,...
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iPhone iOS 12.0 update will not sign into Apple ID, cannot access App Store or sync contacts from Gmail

I updated my iPhone to iOS 12 and noticed first that all my contacts no longer syncing from my Gmail account. I also cannot access the App Store. In Settings I have tried multiple times to sign in ...
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Cannot Connect to App Store (Or iTunes)

I'm struggling to login to App store or iTunes. I found several posts on this issue already: Cannot Connect to the App Store macOS: Cannot connect to app store Cannot connect App Store after ...
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macbook pro appstore apple id is not editable

I have bought used macbook pro and now I am trying to install my applications when I open the playstore I found the old user apple id and it is not editable, how I can remove this and add mine
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My own iPhone 7 is locked with foreign account after simple reset

I have an issue with my iPhone 7 Plus, which today I wanted to replace with the XS. After backing it up to a Macbook and then resetting the old phone, I logged in to the Apple ID site to remove the ...
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Update applications with another users AppleID - possible bug?

The situations is this. I installed all the the relevant apps from the App Store on my MacBook Pro using my AppleID and the apps could be updated for a long time using my AppleID. Some time ago I ...
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I cannot sign into the App store. Any time I attempt to I get the same error

I have tried literally everything I can think of to include deleting my login information for the app store and and reentering it entirely. Unfortunately I cannot seem to find a solution despite the ...
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Keychain is getting crazy

I am not able to login to my either to OneDrive or my email on outlook.
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How do I change the OS X updater App store user? [duplicate]

When I go to do App store system updates it prompts for the Apple ID, but not mine... It's asking for a former employee. For now I can reset their password (as their old e-mail can be redirected) ...
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Change Apple ID on iPhone without causing 'damage' to apps/app store purchases and keeping app data

I have an old iPhone 5. It has lots of apps installed on it; there's a long message history in WhatsApp and other apps that I don't want to be deleted. I have created a new Apple ID and want to use ...
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Sync contacts between 2 Apple IDs and multiple devices

My husband and I sync contacts across iPhones, iPad, MacBook Air and iMac. The base account was his, so in my contacts/settings/default account some years ago, I entered his Apple ID. Now, whilst my ...
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FaceTime with 2 Phones (work and private) & 1 Apple ID

I have 2 phones, one is for work and one is private. I use the same Apple ID on both as I don't want to pay for my movies, apps & music twice. When I'm on the plane/train to another one of our ...
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VirtualBoxVM instances and Apple ID

I've got a late 2013 Mac Pro running VirtualVM on it. I currently have a couple of VMs, and I'm looking to add a third. When installing the OS, I'm prompted to "Sign in with Your Apple ID". I enter my ...
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iOS App Store keeps asking for password for free items

Has the option to just download free apps from the App Store without password been removed? I tried signing in through the Settings app, the App Store no longer lets me use Touch ID for free items. ...
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How to receive Apple ID TFA code if I logout of iPhone?

I need to logout of my Apple ID on my iPhone. I have Two-Factor Authentication (TFA) enabled, and according to Apple Support TFA can no-longer be disabled. Can I turn off two-factor authentication ...
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No password to log out of find my iphone, no i cloud setting options

My friend lost his i phone 6, then found it a year later. Since he has got a new phone and started fresh with a new apple id and password. He gave me that phone to use but i cannot sign out of his ...
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Multiple Apple Developer Accounts

I've read multiple messages on the subject, but I wondered if anyone had first hand experience (or genuine knowledge one way or another), if it is possible to more than one Apple Developer account? ...
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Can I leave Family sharing on one device while staying on the other?

I'd like my MacBook to stay on the family plan while removing my iPhone from the family plan. Both of these devices are under the same Apple ID. Can this be done?
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Is it necessary to give my debit card details to update the macbook?

when i am trying to update my version to Mac os high sierra. mac asks me to review my account in apple store. for reviewing my account i need to give my debit card details. Is it necessary to give ...
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Unable to change Apple ID email

I am trying to change the email address associated with my Apple ID. However, whenever I try, I get an error message: This email address is not available. Choose a different address. How do I ...
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How can I update MacBook Air Lion when I can't review Apple ID with El Capitan?

My wife has bought a used MacBook Air with macOS 10.7.5 and needs to update to allow installation of a couple of apps. The problem: Cannot update macOS from App Store without reviewing Apple ID ...
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Apple ID Two-Factor Authentication: Can't Approve This Mac

I tried to turn on two-factor authentication on my Apple ID. I did it from my Mac and all went well, until I got to the point where I had to verify my Mac from another device signed into iCloud. Well, ...
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Is it possible to download an older version of an app if you purchased a newer one on a different phone using the same Apple ID?

I have an app that I want to download but it requires iOS 11.3 or higher. That app has been available since iOS 9 and older versions are compatible with 9 and 10. Some apps which similarly require ...
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Locked out of Apple ID

I changed my Apple ID password sometime in the last year. I don't really remember the password, since I use Touch ID almost exclusively. I wanted to enter the password on my computer, and could not ...
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Does Apple have administrative control over Developer program enrollment?

I have tried for 2 weeks to complete enrollment in the Apple Developer Enterprise Program (US$ 299), but halfway through each attempt (10-12 by last count) the application switches from Enterprise to ...
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iPhone 7 - Can't update apps

When I try to update an app, it says Verification Required, and when I try to fill in my PayPal account, it declines due to an issue with my PayPal account, and I think the same problem applies to ...
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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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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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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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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 ...