How To Change Apple Id
We’ll skip the reasons pushing you to change your Apple ID and go straight to the point: can this be done, and if so, how?
Apple reserves the right for users to update Apple ID data, which means that if necessary, to change any information there is no need to get rid of the old identifier and start a new one.
What information can I change in Apple ID
Each holder of an Apple ID at any time has the power to change:
- first name, middle name and last name;
- The primary e-mail concurrently is your Apple ID;
- additional e-mail addresses;
- Apple ID Password
- Contact details;
- as well as Apple‘s language and distribution settings.
However, if you want to change your Apple ID, please note that when you use mail with the domain name @ icloud.com, @ me.com or @ mac.com as your primary email address, you cannot change the email address.
Ways to change your Apple ID. How to change Apple ID from computers, iPhone or iPad
The advantage of the first method is the ability to change the Apple ID from any device with access to the Network, whether it be a computer, smartphone or tablet. To do this, launch the browser and click on the link appleid.apple.com, which leads to the page “My Apple ID”.
Next, click on the “Manage Apple ID” button on the right and enter your current Apple ID and password.
Then we are redirected to the section “Managing Name, ID and Email Addresses”, where you can replace your current Apple ID with a new one. Please note that your new e-mail address must be valid, because Apple will send a letter to the new address indicated asking you to confirm the e-mail address.
How to Change Apple ID via iTunes
Change Apple ID in iTunes is also quite simple. Launch the program on your computer and go to the iTunes Store. Here, in the navigation panel located on the right side, click on the “Account” link.
To view account information, the program will require you to enter your Apple ID password. Further in the “Apple ID Overview” “Apple ID” by clicking on the “Edit” button, you can easily change both the Apple ID itself and the password.
Change Apple ID via App Store or iTunes Store
Apple ID data changes in two programs in a similar way, therefore, as an example, consider only the option with the App Store.
So, we launch the regular App Store application and go to the “Selection” section. Here, at the very bottom of the page, along with quick links, is the button “Apple ID: firstname.lastname@example.org”. That is what we need. Tap on it and, in the menu that appears, select “View Apple ID”, after which you will need to enter a password.
Next, we open a user account. Here you need to go to the first section of the same name, after which the fields for changing data such as password and e-mail (aka Apple ID) will become available.
All changes will take effect only after the confirmation of the new email address through a letter sent by Apple.
How to change Apple ID data in iPhone or iPad settings
Through system settings, changing Apple ID data is possible in the iCloud and iTunes Store, App Store sections. In the first case, when going to the iCloud section, contact information, date of birth, password, and even security questions will be available for editing. In order to start editing, just go to “Settings” “ICloud”, tap on your name and enter the password.
In the second case, using the “iTunes Store, App Store” section, it will be possible, among other things, to change the Apple ID itself. To do this, go to “Settings” “ITunes Store, App Store”, tap on the Apple ID and enter the password. Next, we open a one-on-one window, as in the App Store. Change the data and click “Finish.”
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