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How to change Apple ID


Many are aware that the Apple ID is an “apple” device account, which is necessary in the process of using the iCloud service, for purchases in the company's stores and for identifying the owner of the gadget when contacting the company's technical support. The question of how to change the ID on the iPad arises among tablet owners quite often. And some generally doubt whether this is possible.

Method 1: through the browser

If you have at hand any device with a browser installed and active Internet access, it can be used to edit your Apple ID account.

    To do this, go to the Apple ID management page in any browser and log in to your account.

Change Apple ID Email

    In most cases, users need to perform this particular task. If you want to change the email used to enter Apple Idy in the block "Account" right click on the button "Change".

Enter the new email address that will become Apple Idy, and then click on the button "Continue".

  • A six-digit verification code will be sent to the indicated email, which will need to be indicated in the corresponding column on the site. Once this requirement is met, the binding of the new email address will be completed successfully.
  • Change password

    In block "Security" click on the button "Change Password" and follow the system instructions. The password change procedure was described in more detail in one of our past articles.

    We change payment methods

    If the current payment method is not valid, then naturally you will not be able to make purchases in the App Store, iTunes Store and other stores until you add the source on which the funds are available.

      For this, in the block “Payment and delivery” select button “Change billing information”.

    In the first column, you will need to choose a payment method - a bank card or mobile phone. For the card you will need to specify such data as the number, your name and surname, expiration date, as well as a three-digit security code indicated on the back of the card.

    If you want to use the balance of your mobile phone as a source of payment, you will need to indicate your number, and then confirm it using the code that will be received in the SMS message. We draw your attention to the fact that payment from the balance is possible only for such operators as Beeline and Megafon.

  • When all the details of the payment method are correct, make changes by clicking the button to the right "Save".
  • Method 2: Via iTunes

    ITunes is installed on the computers of most Apple users, because it is the main tool that establishes the connection between the gadget and the computer. But apart from this, iTunes also allows you to manage the Apple Idy profile.

      Launch Aityuns. In the program header, open the tab "Account"and then go to the section View.

    To continue, you will need to provide a password for your account.

    The screen displays information about your Apple ID. In case you want to change the data of your Apple ID (email address, name, password), click on the button “Edit on”.

    The default browser will automatically launch on the screen, which will redirect to a page where, for starters, you will need to select your country.

    Next, an authorization window will be displayed on the screen, where further actions on your part will exactly match the way described in the first method.

  • In the same case, if you want to edit your payment information, the procedure can only be performed in iTunes (without going to the browser). To do this, in the same window for viewing information near the point indicating the payment method, there is a button "Editing", clicking on which will open the editing menu, in which you can set a new payment method in the iTunes Store and other internal stores of Apple.
  • Method 3: Via an Apple device

    Editing Apple Idi can also be done using your gadget: iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

      Launch the App Store on your device. In the tab "Selection" go to the very bottom of the page and click on your Apple Idy.

    An additional menu will appear on the screen, in which you need to click on the button View Apple ID.

    To continue, the system will require you to enter the password for the account.

    Safari will automatically launch on the screen, which displays information about your Apple ID. Here in the section "Payment Information", you can set a new payment method for purchases. In case you want to edit your Apple ID, namely, change the attached email, password, full name, tap in the upper area by its name.

    A menu will appear on the screen, in which, first of all, you will need to select your country.

  • Following on the screen, the familiar Apple ID login window will appear, where you will need to provide your credentials. All subsequent steps are fully consistent with the recommendations described in the first method of this article.
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    Is it possible

    You can change the ID on the device, and this is not so difficult. There may be several reasons for the replacement:

    • after buying the gadget from hand,
    • after receiving the device as a gift,
    • in some countries there is content that is not available in the Russian App Store, which is also the motive for creating another account.

    The shift procedure is simple, but before you start, you need to consider certain points.

    Short step by step instructions

    There are two ways to replace:

    • On the account ID: page, go to, select “Change” in the “Account” section, then click on “Edit Apple ID Data” under the identifier.
    • On the device itself:
      go to "Settings" - "Name",
      click "Name, phone numbers, email" (it’s worth adding that email can be changed only if it is not from Apple),
      near the field "Contact data" click "Edit", then - "Delete",
      select "Continue",
      follow the instructions for changing the account on the iPad that appears on the screen,
      confirm the new mail address by entering the verification code,
      Log in to all Apple services using the new>

    How to quickly change Apple>

    You can change identifier data on a device with saving data in just a few steps. There are two ways to accomplish this:

    • using the iTunes app,
    • Via iTunes Store or App Store

    But you need to remember: if any programs, games, music, films, ringtones are bought in foreign stores, and you need to change the store, for example, the US to Russian, all purchases will be lost.

    How to change the old or create a new Apple> To reset the old Apple ID on the iPad in order to replace the identifier with a new ID using this method, you need to:

    1. Open the application and go to the "Store" section.
    2. In the menu, find the entry point ("Account").
    3. Go through the authorization procedure.
    4. In the pop-up submenu, go to the stage of editing the account and enter the email address in the field.
    5. Click “Finish”, after which a letter will be sent to the above mail with a confirmation link.
    6. Follow the link and confirm the changes.

    You can also create a new iPad account using iTunes:

    How to delete an account on iPad

    Some users are actively interested in how to delete an account on the iPad. Before the procedure, you must exit iCloud, the App Store and iTunes. And then complete just a couple of steps:

    • If on the device iOS 10.3 or later, in the menu, click "Settings" - "Name" - "Exit".
    • If earlier OS versions:
      “Settings” - “iCloud” - “Sign out”,
      click “Exit” - “Delete from (device)” again and enter the password,
      back to Settings - iTunes Store and App Store - Apple>

    What information can I change in Apple ID

    Each holder of an Apple ID at any time has the power to change:

    • name, patronymic and last name,
    • The primary email address, which is also 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 @, @ or @ as your primary email address, you cannot change the email address.

    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, 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", 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: [email protected]". 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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