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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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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 ...
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How to renew Apple Developer Membership manually?

How can I renew my Apple Developer Membership account manually? Is it possible to do this? I know that developer.apple.com/support/renewal describes renewing but does not explain manual renewal.
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iTunes: How to transfer a music purchase between two Apple IDs?

I bought an album off of iTunes on my phone, and now my mom wants to listen to it. The problem is I bought the songs using my apple ID on my phone, and her iTunes is under a different account. Q: Is ...
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How can I text using my Mac without having an iPhone to Android devices?

My 85 yo Mom doesn't have a cell phone but does have a Mac. My son is going to college and she wants to keep in touch but he only texts and has an Android. I think I can set-up iMessage on her Mac as ...
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Recover contacts etc from old iCloud account after iPhone reset

I reset my iPhone 6, meaning I lost all my information, contacts, photos. When my phone turned on again, I had to enter my iCloud, and because I had forgotten my iCloud password, I had to put in a new ...
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Lost email account for Apple ID

I just bought a new iPhone. I had an old Apple account with a lot of data but I don't remember my email. Do I have to create a new account for using my new iPhone, losing all my data? Is there a way ...
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Apple ID Switch/Split

Here is some background knowledge... My Apple ID is also used by my brother. This originated back when the iPhones came out and it was necessary to plug them into a computer to start in order to ...
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Apple ID not working in App Store

I've suspected this for a while, but have proven it for myself by keeping an accurate track of my Apple ID and Password, having written them down + kept a log on another system. I went to the App ...
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Change iCloud account alias email address

I'm trying to change my iCloud account alias email address, but I couldn't find any way to do it. As you can see below, this account's Apple ID is name@email.com and it's alias email is anothername@...
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What can I do when “Find My iPhone” won't turn off? [duplicate]

I've been trying to restore my iPhone SE (running iOS 10.3.1) from a local iTunes backup, but iTunes on the Mac says that it cannot preform a restore until I turn off the "Find My iPhone" feature. I'...
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Verification error

Having trouble with an iPhone 6s running 10.2.1 It won't accept a password for iTunes, App Store or iCloud. Tried rebooting and then logging out of iTunes. Problem now is it won't allow me to log ...
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Apple ID Not Working To Reset Password

My laptop wasn't charging for a while, so I forgot the password for it. I went to log back in, and when I remembered I forgot the password, I went to reset it with my apple id, all the info was ...
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Effects of logging in to same Apple ID on multiple macOS accounts (single computer)

On my Mac running macOS Sierra, I have a "main user" that has no admin privileges. I also have a second user which has admin privileges. I invoke the privileges of that "admin user", when admin ...
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iPhone won’t turn on, lost all recovery info

Two weeks ago my iPhone suddenly turned off on me. Now it won’t boot past a white screen with the Apple logo. I took my iPhone to the Apple Store, but the Genius couldn’t help because my Apple ID has ...
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Developer ID Installer certificate “unusable” on another iMac

I asked our Team Agent to produce a Developer ID Installer certificate in order to sign our Mac OSX installer. He sent me the developerID_installer.cer file via e-mail and I added it to my Keychain. ...
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How to copy all conversation from iMessages to Mac without using Apple ID? Any app to do that? [duplicate]

So I have a long conversation on my iPhone in the iMessages app. It is a long text message conversation with a friend. Now I want a copy of the whole conversation so I can send to another friend. ...
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Correct way to provision multiple laptops?

I work as a Linux system administrator but I also wear many hats. One of those hats is Apple laptop provisioning and maintenance. In my naiveté with the Apple Way of doing things, I've been using the ...
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Activation lock MacBook to Apple ID?

Is it possible to lock my MacBook to my Apple ID so that if it gets stolen (macOS) is useless when someone tries to reinstall it?
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Two iPhones, one computer, one music collection

(This is not the usual "I want to share one Apple ID across two iPhones" question. Sharing an Apple ID may be the answer, but it's not the goal. I know of at least one other possible answer.) Problem ...
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Relogin in apple services after Apple ID password is changed

Is it necessary to relogin (logout and login again) in apple services on MacOS after Apple ID password has been changed?
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Transferring files between two Apple ID accounts

I am currently in a joint Apple ID account and I'd like to transfer the files and data in my iPhone to a new individual account I created. My iCloud storage is completely full up on the joint account. ...
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What should I do if I get email about my account claiming to be from Apple?

For about a week now I keep getting an SMS giving me an Apple ID verification code. It will do it a couple of times and then a phone call. Today I received this email: Subject: Verify your Apple ID ...
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how do i select alternate email address attached to AppleID show outbound FaceTime?

I use appleid@myowndoma.in but attached an address with my name. FaceTime seems to allow selection of the other address but my brother complains about seeing literal appleid@ address
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Problem setting up 2FA for the first time

My devices: iPad (iOS 10.3.1 (14E304) MacBook Air (macOS 10.12.4 (16E195)) A ten-year-old BlackBerry that very definitely doesn't run iOS. What works: Apple have sent exactly one 2FA code to my ...
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Does iCloud Two-factor authentication send a code to the same device as a log in request?

My Apple-ID (e.g., on https://appleid.apple.com/ ) is set up to require entry of a 6-digit code sent to my registered Apple products. This code is being sent to the same device I'm currently ...
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Pages cost money now? [duplicate]

I had to clear my MacBook air as i had created an account with a password I couldn't remember, and I had an old apple ID linked to it that couldn't be logged out of unless I remembered the laptop ...
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I forgot what my Apple ID was, but I remember my password. How can I find my e-mail?

So I remembered an older account that I had with apple and I remember the password. I remember there being a lot of games I liked and would like those back without having to pay again. Can someone ...
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macOS Sierra 10.12.3 iCloud email is STILL in system preferences after signing out

Story: Okay, so I have this "old" Mac which was fully signed in and connected to my Apple ID. But now that I have a newer Mac, I want fully sign out of the older Mac. So I navigate to System ...
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Is it possible to have an external developer in Xcode just using exported cert+prov

Is it possible to have an external developer in Xcode without being logged in with an account, but using a exported certificate and provisioning profile? Is it possible to select an imported ...
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iCloud is not accepting my Apple ID

I use my work email address as my Apple ID, and have it set up more than a year ago. I have had this same email address for almost 15 years and it is still functioning. Today when I went to sign ...
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Why is Apple telling me to change my password after receiving a password reset email?

I received an email telling me that someone requested a password reset for my Apple ID. Dear ___, You recently made a request to reset your password or unlock your Apple ID. Please click the ...
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I tried to enroll my company to Apple Enterprise program, but get message “Cannot enroll in Apple Developer program”

I don't know whether to post this on Stack Overflow or on Ask Different. But please try to help. I know this has been asked on this forum, but none of the answers helps my case. Here's the situation. ...
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I don't remember my Apple ID, but I do know the password [duplicate]

I did a software update on my iPhone, and I cannot activate it as I don't remember the Apple ID but I do know the password. Is there any way to find my Apple ID? I only remember that the mail ended in ...
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How do proceed if I get “Verification failed” errors from iCloud?

My iPhone 5S can't verify iCloud but it can log into the iTunes store. I don't know what has happened. Please help me understand how this happened and what I can do to fix the problem.
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How can 3 different Apple Music users share the same Apple TV? (family or not family plan)

I have a 4th generation Apple TV, and listen to Apple Music on my watch (with bluetooth) and my iPhone. I want to prevent anyone who uses the Apple TV from playing or saving music that changes my "...
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iphone linked to an appleID [duplicate]

I purchased an iPhone 6s second hand and the person whom I purchased is now in London. (I am in India) When I restart the phone, it says this iPhone is currently linked to an appleID. When I asked ...
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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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Can apps identify me after I reinstall an app, such as by my Apple ID?

I'm trying to make this app "forget" me and not be able to identify me when I install it again. I'm on my iPad Air 2 with iOS 10.1.1. I read on another question that they cannot see your unique ...