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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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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 ...
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Change Apple ID from “only valid for purchases in” another country

I've an iPhone 7 Plus. I already created my Apple ID in Sri Lanka. Now I live in Japan. I want to set my App Store country/region to Japan. How do I do it?
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I want to register 100k valid Apple IDs

I want to register 100k Apple IDs with 100k different emails automatically. I tried using a PHP script but it's not working. Any ideas on how to achieve this? I want them to be permanent, and not ...
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Multiple iPhones and iPads with same Apple id

My husband has his personal iPhone 5s and iPad Air 2 and he also has an iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2 for his work. He wants to change the "work iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2" to a new Apple id not associated ...
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Changing Apple ID on second hand Macbook Pro

I bought a Macbook Pro second hand and the previous owner did not disable their iCloud account. Is there any way to erase it back to factory settings so I can set up my iCloud account on the device?
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Changed Apple ID but Apple TV keeps showing old email

I changed my Apple ID a few months ago - and I think I updated it everywhere I need to. Everything seems to be fine (on iPhone, ipad and MacBook Pro) except when I use Apple TV it keeps showing my old ...
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iTunes Gift Card vs. Family Sharing

I am a member of a family sharing plan on iTunes. In order to not charge my partner when I make a purchase, I purchased an iTunes gift card and gave it to myself - $200. I was able to make two ...
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Unable to sign out of iCloud, sign in to App Store, or use iMessage. High Sierra

I am unable to sign in or out on iCloud or the App store. Whatever app I am using (Sys Prefs, App Store) loops endlessly. I can quit Prefs, but have to force quit the App Store. iMessage operates but ...
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How-to change apple ID email address correctly

I have old email address address1@domain.com as an apple id. How to change email address to address2@domain.com correctly? I have only 1 iOS device. Should i log out from all services and change it ...
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I want to share iOS apps with my daughter

I want to share iOS apps with my daughter. I have macOS 10.13.1 on my MacBook Pro. In "System Preferences" I have selected "Share my purchases with family" in "Purchase Sharing" "My Apps & ...
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Unable to update Apple ID

I use a gmail address as my Apple ID. I recently made an icloud address using my mac. Now I wanted to change my Apple ID to my icloud address today. I found these official instructions. https://...
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itunes cards purchased in US and used in Africa or Turkey

i have a friend in Turkey and is asking me to purchase an iTunes card for $200 but if you have an iTunes account can't you put a credit card on it to make purchases like Netflix. They are only over ...
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Updating Mac app shared with Family Sharing prompts for family member's password

I'm trying to update a paid app, bought by a family member but shared with family sharing, on the Mac App Store, and it prompts me for the password. The Apple ID is the family member's, and greyed out ...
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Apple ID Misfortune [closed]

My friend recently gave me an old iPhone was a little banged up. I took the liberty of fixing it up. The issue now is that it has her brothers AppleID on it. We have spent a week trying different ...
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Why Will Xcode 9.2 beta not Download?

Xcode 9.2 beta (9C30) was released today, but I have been unable to download it from developer.apple.com. I am using a non-paid Apple ID, but this hasn't caused trouble for Xcode downloads in the past....
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No input fields for the Apple ID Verification for the iMac 10.10.5

Just as my heading says: There is no input fields for the Apple ID verification codes for the iMac 10.10.5. How in the heck do I get it to come up?? For example, I try to log on to iTunes on my iMac ...
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AppleID can I transfer data without using the same one? [duplicate]

I don't want to use the same Apple ID on my new phone as on my old phone because it got messed up, however I don't want to have to buy each app twice. Is there a way I can without using the same Apple ...
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New iPhone 8 asking for App Store password for someone else's account

I have an iPhone 8 that was set up from an iPhone 7 backup. Every few minutes I get a popup asking for an App Store password, except the account it's specifying is an account that belongs to a family ...
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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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App store id different from OSX system id?

My dad also has a macbook and he now has a strange problem. He knows the password for the app store with which he can install new apps. I verified that works. But when I wants to install an app by ...
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macOS 10.13: FaceTime preferences greyed out

I started Facetime and went to preferences to Signout from my old AppleID. After successfull signout I wanted to Login with the new one, but Facetime preferences are greyed out. I'm on macOS High ...
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Publishing app under a different name from that of credit card

I've recently completed a simple game, then I found out I need to be at least 18... No worries, you can let someone older publish it for you! Then how would anyone know it was ME who created it? Can ...
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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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how to use new apple id?

I have created the Apple ID. Now when I try to download anything from the App Store and I log in with my ID and password, I see the message "this ID has not been yet used". What should I do? I have no ...
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iTunes ask for old Apple ID and Email [duplicate]

about a year ago i had to change my email because my old one got hacked. i changes my apple id to fit my new email and deleted my old one. the old email i used does no longer excist as i deleted that ...
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Issue with 2 stage authentication on new Apple iPhone and MacBook Air

I am quite the predicament and my Google searches have not been fruitful at all. I have an iPhone 5 that has now decided to not go past the Apple logo and won't turn on. It appears the battery is ...
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Apple ID won't show correctly in Keychain Access

I was going through keychain access sorting through passwords and such and I came across a strange problem. I clicked my email (for Apple ID) and I hit "Show Password", I then entered my admin, and ...
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Removing the iCloud back up message

I've been getting messages of the form iPhone Not Backed Up This iPhone hasn't been backed up in 141 weeks. Backups happen when this iPhone is plugged in, locked and connected to Wi-Fi. I ...
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App Store Apple ID review Information give ID already exist error

I have an apple id which I am trying to use to install apps on my IPad. When I go to app store and click get -> install then it asks me to login. I provide id and password and then it shows me a ...
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Notifications from Apple TV on iPhone asking to allow login to Apple ID

Got a 3rd gen Apple TV for my mom. Works fine. A while back I started getting notifications when it was turned on. These appeared on my iPhone & iPad saying something like someone is trying to ...
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iTunes cannot connect to Apple ID Server

This is my first post to this exchange. Being a programmer, I'm a huge stackexchange user and always get my answer so hopefully I will have success here. Apple support stinks. On windows 7 64bit. ...
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How to enroll developer.apple program for multiple years

Yesterday, I enrolled in the developer.apple program for one year, for 99 USD. But I want to increase this for more 3 years. Yesterday, I didn't find any option where I can increase the time period. ...
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I receive a “could not sign in” error after upgrade to iOS 11.0

I receive a "could not sign in" error after upgrade to iOS 11.0 Now I can't access my iPhone. What should I do? Since I have the same problem described above, I am going to describe the steps which I ...