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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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Reset apple id password immediately

I just upgraded IOS and I needed to enter icloud password during upgrade and I can't remember my apple ID password and followed password reset page - https://iforgot.apple.com/password/verify/appleid ...
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If i cancel Apple Music subscription, and then resubscribe almost immediately, will my previously downloaded music still be there?

I need to change from another country's App Store to the US App Store as I have relocated. Some apps, like Venmo, are only available in the US App Store. So to download them, I need to change to the ...
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“Unknown error” when unlocking AppleID account

I had to change my Apple ID password because my account was locked. When I try to do this on Apple's website I get an "unknown error": which doesn't allow me to proceed. How can I resolve this?
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Are former employees able to remotely wipe my Macbooks after they left the company?

Here is a small introduction to my Situation: For the sake of an example, I'm running a small IT firm developing really nice banana Software solely on MacBooks. My employees, mainly lazy monkeys, are ...
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How can I keep iCal from stealing/short-circuiting email invitations?

Almost all of my email calendar invites appear in my non-Apple email that eventually gets routed and delivered to Gmail and by me to my Google Calendar, however, for some individuals, none of their ...
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Is Apple ID required?

I just got my first iPhone 6. I wonder if it is a requirement to get an Apple ID or if it is possible to install apps without having an Apple ID? I think that I already have so many IDs and I don't ...
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Unable to login with Apple ID in iBooks Author

I have access to iTunes Connect with my Apple ID, but when I'm trying to sign in with the same Apple ID in iBooks Author it shows the following error: This Apple ID isn't associated with an iTunes ...
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Update (new) password for iCloud account

Today I decided to change the password of my iCloud account. I did so from the browser of my Mac. Then I thought I had to update it also on all my devices but surprisingly I did not have to. Is this ...
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How can I remove/change the icloud.com alias on my apple id account

There are two email addresses listed in my apple id settings (section "REACHABLE AT"): me@mydomian.com my.oldname@icloud.com The first is my login address. I want to change or remove the second one. ...
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Why my iMac is not allowing me to sign in with a new Apple ID?

I have already signed in with ten different Apple IDs on this Mac this was the 12th time I was trying to create a new Apple ID and sign in to this Mac, and it was then when my Mac (system preferences) ...
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How to associate an iPhone with an Apple ID/account via iTunes?

I'm trying to associate my iPhone 7+ with my Apple ID so that when I log in to my Apple ID account I see my device associated with that account: I have my iPhone connected to my Mac laptop and I have ...
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Stuck in a Bad iCloud Session

I dropped my new iPhone into the Puget Sound, so I'm trying to use my old iPhone for now. I have a new SIM card installed, but I seem to be stuck in an iCloud loop. In order to do pretty much ...
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Unable to reinstall Mac OSX without an Apple ID that I don't know

I was recently given a retired MacBook pro from my work. It's a 2009 A1278, originally shipped With OSX Leopard 10.5.7. When I try to reinstall, it asks me for an Apple ID. Nobody around the office ...
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I want to sign into a different App Store account but keep the same Account in FaceTime

If I Sign out of the Apple App Store, will it sign out of my Facetime too?
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Is it possible to remotely switch on Find My Mac?

My MacBook was stolen over a month ago. I stupidly hadn’t enabled Find My Mac, so I was unable to track it. I’ve just had a notification saying that the stolen MacBook has logged into my iCloud ...
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Phishing Mail AppleID

I got the following phishing email from “Apple”: Your ApрIe ID ( xxx ) was used to sign in to other device. Date and Time: 16 August 2017, 04:28 PM (GMT+10) Operating System: Linux If you ...
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If someone has access to my iCloud account, can they see all my text messages or just my iMessages?

I gave my best friend my iCloud/Apple ID password because she forgot hers. Does that allow her to see all of my text messages that are incoming and outgoing, or only my iMessages? Also, if my new ...
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My Apple ID is locked but it also says it doesn't exist

I’ve been trying to get my Apple ID unlocked, but every time I type it in at https://iforgot.apple.com, it says that there is no Apple ID associated with that email address. How can I unlock my Apple ...
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i have not an apple id and password.i have iphone 5S.how unlock it without id or password [duplicate]

I have not an apple id and password.i have iPhone5s.how unlock it.
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How can I update billing information for the non-managing account in a family sharing group?

This morning I tried to download an app off of the app store, and it asked me to verify the billing information for the master account. I am in college, and share downloads with my family. The app ...
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Proper way to reassign installed macOS to another Apple ID?

I have a MacBook Pro (2009) which has seen it all from 10.5 and up to now where it is running 10.11 on an SSD drive. I want to give this machine to my son, who has his own Apple ID. macOS is ...
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How to reset an iPhone safely

Apologies for the noob question but I'm looking around and finding different answers (including data not getting restored). So I would like to make sure I'm following the right process. My girlfriend'...
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iPhone 5s reset password—wrong date of birth

I was having problems with my daughter’s iPhone 5s touch screen. I was advised to do a factory reset, as this could rectify the problem. After I did this I encountered Activation Lock. You’ve guessed ...
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How to switch the Apple ID when update the mac's softs?

When I update the softs of my Mac, there only can use the previous AppleID, but I want to switch other Apple ID, how can I do that? I can not click the Apple ID textfield.
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Cannot set Apple ID on MacBook?

It seems to me I'm not able to add my Apple ID to my MacBook, which would be handy if I ever needed to reset my password online for example. There's supposed to be a Set Apple ID section here ...
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Unable to update apps due to (unknown) payment issue [duplicate]

My credit card on file expired and I will not be replacing it. I selected the "None" payment option as per this answer. However, none of the apps (all free apps) will update anymore as it reports a ...
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Can the same credit card be used for multiple Apple ID accounts?

Can the same credit card be used for multiple Apple ID accounts (except for the Family plan case of course)? Any link to official Apple statement would be much appreciated. Thanks
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How Do I Cancel an Apple ID? [duplicate]

Can I cancel my Apple ID? I have 3 accounts and I only need one.
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Bluetooth LE Privacy

Is there a way to turn off or bypass Bluetooth Privacy on iPhone 5/6/7? I want to be able to sniff my phone's actual BT MAC address.
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FileVault personal recovery key

How is PRK generated/derived and what is being sent to Apple's servers if I choose "use this iCloud account to unlock and reset your password..." during FileVault setup? I wasn't able to find this in ...
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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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Disabling two factor authentication to ios 10 is possible?

I need to disable two factor authentication to iphone with ios 10+ version, is that possible? or is it possible by supervisor mode ?
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I can't update apps with new Apple ID

I used to have an old Apple ID, and I have a specific paid app I purchased with that ID. I now have a new Apple ID, and I wanted to update the paid app from the old Apple ID with the new Apple ID. I ...
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Changing my Apple-Id's nationality

Not many years ago, there was quite a difference between accounts from different countries when it came to apps and music available for purchase. Nowadays I don't really see that difference, so I wish ...
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Restore from backup with new Apple ID

I have an old iPad 3rd Generation (Retina Display). I am planning on buying the new iPad Pro 10.5. I am a little confused with backup and restore. The old iPad has Kanini.Mom@gmail.com as the Apple ...
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How do I disable the Apple ID sign in when logging into my Mac?

Whenever I restart my Mac, I'm first required to sign in with my Apple ID and after that the Mac (local) account and password. It's sort of a two-step process and I don't remember where I may have ...
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I've forgotten the download Apple ID

I bought one app and one app bundle on the App Store, but I forget what Appel ID I used. I've tried several Apple IDs to find it, but can't find the one. I remember I connected it to my bank card, if ...
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Apple Developer forum - Not able to log in into Developer forum [duplicate]

I am not able to login into apple developer forum every time it takes me to create a new user account page and the displays the error, I have successfully validated with multiple user name as below ...
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Why isn't my iPad Retina iCloud Drive login verification code not showing up on my iPhone or Mac?

I'm running an iPad retina, and trying to login to the iCloud Drive in the Settings App. It is logged into the App store, and iCloud sync for the Notes app. I also have an iPhone 6S and a Macbook ...
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App Store says Apple ID is disabled when updating apps

I cannot update my apps, and I get a message saying that my Apple ID is disabled. However, I can still access my account and I have updated the settings and everything. But still I cannot update my ...
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How do I stop sharing bookmarks and browsing history between my MacBook and my dad's Mac mini?

My MacBook was connected to my Dad's iTunes account for awhile, but my Safari is still somehow linked to his Safari. He uses Safari on his Mac mini. The bookmarks are the same. I'm wondering if his ...
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Which Apple ID is used for Apple Music—iCloud or iTunes?

I have different Apple IDs for iCloud (backups, iCloud Drive, Keychain Sync...) and iTunes (purchasing media—music and movies.) They are in different countries. Which Apple ID is used if I sign up ...
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Can no longer sign in to @me.com or @icloud.com email address

A few days ago I started noticing notifications from my email clients that there was an authentication error for my email address ending in @me.com. I tried re-entering my password several times, I ...
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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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Privacy: what personal data does Apple share with an app developer, when I buy an app?

What personal data is shared with an app developer when I buy an app? I am interested in Mac App Store and also iOS App Store. Do they see my real name, or location, or something different? I found, ...
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Is there a way to delete an app of an iPad that used the same Apple ID without touching it?

My relative yelled at me for downloading an app for my friend now I have to delete it but there's no way I can ask my friend if she could delete the app and look for someone else to download it for ...
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Cannot create Apple ID either from iOS of website - An unknown error has occurred

I'm trying to create an Apple ID from a used iPhone 5 that I have purchased but it's failing. After failing on the iPhone I tried to create one from the website but I'm always getting an "An unknown ...
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Transferring purchased apps across phones

I purchased an app on my old iPhone and then upgraded my phone. The problem is that I also changed my Apple ID as I couldn't remember my old login details for the original ID. Now I want to continue ...
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I cannot turn off iCloud Keychain, please help

Apple's implementation of two-factor authentication is asking me to input my iPhone password on my Mac. I feel that this is inappropriate, and I suspect that iCloud (which I have disabled) is ...
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Random person music library in iTunes

I mainly use the USB connection between my MBA and iPhone 5s just to do backups. There is no music on my iPhone. Today, when I have connected my iPhone I have noticed a random music library from the ...