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How Do I Change My Apple ID

Change Apple ID and Apple ID Password

An Apple ID is required when you enjoy every Apple service on iPhone, iPad or iPod, like downloading or purchasing items from the iTunes Store and App Store, making backups of iOS device to iCloud, sending or getting FaceTime calls or iMessages and more. Have no idea about how to create a new Apple ID and still want to keep all purchased items or services associated with the old one? Or do you just want to replace the old Apple ID by another one on iOS device? The post is prepared for you when you want to change Apple ID.

Part 1. What you need to know before changing Apple ID

Different accounts with separate passwords

An apple ID is always linked to an email address, but you need to distinguish the differences between Apple ID and the email address. Many people are confused because Apple ID and the email address are sharing the same user name. You need to use a email address to create an Apple ID. They are diverse accounts with separate passwords. However, the email password can be your Apple ID password only when you set the passwords using the same way.

Password problem

You need to enter password when you change your Apple ID. Some people may not remember their Apple ID password. In that case, go to appleid.apple.com and reset the password.

Part 2. Change the email address associated with your Apple ID

Enter Apple ID Account Page.

Step 1 Launch Safari on your iOS device or Mac and head over to appleid.apple.com.

Enter Apple ID and Password

Step 2 Enter your Apple ID and password.

Change Email Address in Edit Section

Step 3 Tap or click "Edit" in the Account section.

Change Email Address linked with Apple ID

Step 4 Click "Change Email Address".

Enter A New Email Address

Step 5 Enter a new email address. Then a verification code will be sent to your new email address.

Enter Verification Code

Step 6 Input the verification code into the fields provided and start using your updated Apple ID.

Part 3. Switch to a new Apple ID on iPhone/iPad/iPod

Sign out Apple ID from iOS Device

Step 1 Open the "Settings" app in iOS and head to "iTunes & App Store".

Step 2 Tap on the "Apple ID: email@address.com" text at the very top of the screen.

Step 3 At the Apple ID management pop-up window, tap on "Sign Out".

This logs out of the existing Apple ID, leaving the Apple ID sign in screen blank. Now, you can choose either option:

◆ Log in to another Apple account that already exists by entering the appropriate login details at that screen.

◆ Create a new Apple ID by tapping on the "Create New Apple ID" button, which automatically logs in with the new Apple ID.

1. You are not allowed to use an email address which ends with @me.com, @icloud.com, @mac.com and others to be your new Apple ID.

2. An existing Apple ID cannot be used for creating a new one.

3. Make sure you have a valid email address that has never been used to create Apple ID before.

Part 4. Change Apple ID password

How to change your Apple ID password? Keep reading and find the suitable solution to each responding situation.

Change Apple ID password when you know the original password

Reset Apple ID password when you forget it

What you need to know before creating new Apple ID password

Change Apple ID password when you know the original password

Change password from Apple site

Enter Apple ID Password in iForgot

Step 1 Head over to appleid.apple.com and sign in with Apple ID and password.

Answer Security Question before Changing Apple ID Password

Step 2 Click "Change Password" in the Security section and answer the security questions you set before.

Set A New Apple ID

Step 3 Set your new Apple ID password.

Reset Apple ID password from iOS device

Sign in iCloud with Apple ID and Password

Step 1 On your iDevice, go to "Settings" > "iCloud".

Step 2 Tap your name on the top of the screen, and enter your old password.

Change Apple ID Password on iOS Device

Step 3 Choose "Password & Security" > "Change Password", and then answer the security questions.

Step 4 Reset and verify the new Apple ID password.

Reset Apple ID password when you forget it

Apple iForgot Site

Step 1 Go to iforgot.apple.com.

Enter Apple ID to Reset Password

Step 2 Enter your Apple ID and click "Continue".

Choose to Get Email or Answer Security for Authentication

Step 3 Select either way you want to reset your password by getting an email or answering security questions.

1. Apple will send an email to your primary or rescue email address that you can change your password.

2. Security questions are questions that you've set when you create the Apple ID.

Reset Apple ID Password from Apple Site

Step 4 Reset Apple ID password

After the authentication, you can reset Apple ID password from the site.

What you need to know before creating new Apple ID password

◆ Your new Apple ID password must contain at least eight characters, a number, an uppercase letter, and a lowercase letter.

◆ You can't use spaces, the same character three times in a row, your Apple ID, or a password you've used in the last year.

Is the article useful to you? Hope you can easily change Apple ID or change Apple ID password from the ways we introduce above. You can also contact Apple for support if there is other problems.

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July 04, 2018 10:35 / Updated by to iPhone Troubleshooting