Once you have bought an apple product, you are supposed to register your device and sign in into your Apple account. While this isn’t a tedious task, losing your account password or changing it can be difficult. This article will help you change your Apple ID and e-mail address.
What is Apple’s email address?
Your Apple ID requires your email addresses to sign you into your account with Apple. With this apple account, one can access all the services in their device like the App Store, Apple Music, iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, and more.
The apple account along with the email addresses also helps in sending necessary information about the account, and it also helps friends and family communicate and share with you.
Apple ID Email Address
This is the email address which is used to sign into the apple services along with the password. It’s also the primary email address of your apple account.
Additional Email Addresses:
An extra email address to your account helps people find you on Apple services like FaceTime and iMessage.
Rescue Email Address:
The apple account provides you the option to add a rescue email address to your account for security purpose.
How to change your Apple ID?
Sometimes while setting up your Apple ID things can go wrong and you any have to change your Apple ID and email address. Well with some simple steps you can do that but before that you need to be careful of certain things.
Change your Apple Id: What to keep in mind?
- Sign out off all your apple services and devices that use your Apple ID.
- The apple device which you will be using to change your Apple ID, stay signed in with your Apple ID on only that device.
- Separate Accounts with Separate Passwords: Though Apple IDs are linked to an email address, the Apple ID and the email address are separate accounts with separate passwords.
Remember the password of the Apple ID:
Make Sure You Have Access To The Email Account Linked To Your Apple ID: During the setup process Apple sends a verification email to the new Apple ID’s email address. If you don’t have access to that email account, you won’t be able to verify the address with Apple and you won’t be able to use that Apple ID.
What are the various Apple ID one can have?
- Your Apple ID is a third-party email address:
When one has a third-party email address, you can use another third-party email address. You also use an iCloud, me or Mac email address that may already be an alternate Apple ID for your account.
To visit these addresses, sign into your Apple ID account page, click edit on the account section to see the list of ‘reachable At’. The login alias has a (?) next to it and you can see all the alias of your Apple ID email address.
- Apple ID is @icloud.com email address:
With a method similar to that mentioned above you can get a list of the alias of your Apple ID email address.
- Apple ID is a Phone Number:
If you have created your Apple ID with your phone number as your username on iOS 11 or later, you can change it to a different phone number.
The various methods of changing Apple ID :
How to change your Apple ID if it ends with @icloud.com, @me.com, or @mac.com
If one uses an Apple ID with @icloud.com, @mac.com, or @me.com email address, you can’t change it to a third party email address. But, instead you can change it to an alias of your Apple ID address. Follow the below steps to change your ID.
Step1: On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod go to the settings app.
Step2: In the settings, tap (Your Name).
Step3: Choose the Name, Phone number and email.
Step4: Next to ‘reachable at’, tap edit and then delete your Apple ID account.
Step5: Tap on continue.
Step6: Enter the Apple IF that you want to use and tap next.
Step7: Go to your Apple ID account page and sign in.
Step8: under your Apple ID, click Change Apple ID.
If you are changing your ID to an @icloud.com email address which has been created within the last 30 days, you will have to try again later.
Step9: Enter the Apple ID you want to use and click continue.
If you choose an email address that’s already an alias or alternate Apple ID, you see a message to confirm. However, when you change your Apple ID to an @icloud.com, @me.com, or @mac.com account, you can’t change it back to a third-party email account. In this case your former Apple ID becomes an additional email address for your Apple ID account.
Step10: Verify your new email with the help of notification sent to your email address.
If your email address is already being used with an Apple ID
If while changing the Apple ID of your account, you get a warning that the email address you are trying to change is already in use by other apple ID whether it is your or not you will have to fix it.
Step to step guide for Changing Apple ID:
Step1: You will have to access email accounts for this process.
The first will be the one which is active in your Apple ID.
The email account of the address you wish to update your Apple ID with.
The email account that will be used as a throwaway. You can. Use a new email or one which you are not using.
Step2: Find the password for the Apple ID which is associated with the email you want to change to
For getting rid of the Apple ID using your email address. You can ask Apple to reset your password for the ID associated with it.
Step3: Form any web browser go to iforgot.apple.com.
Step4: Enter the email address you wish to switch your account with and tap continue.
Step5: Select I need to reset my password and click continue.
Step6: To get. Link to change password, select get email and continue.
Step7: Log into your email is and click on the link that has been sent by Apple.
Step8: a tap on Reset Now and enter your new password.
Step9: Re-enter the password and click reset password.
Step10: Change the email which is associated with the inactive Apple ID. This can b Elden by the step by step guide provided in the article above.
Step11: Go back to your active Apple ID email and change your email ID.
While setting up the Apple account is fairly easy it becomes difficult when you are changing the details of your Apple ID. Make sure to be careful whenever you enter the email ID and password so you don’t find it difficult to remember.
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