πŸ₯‡ How to change or change an Apple ID on a Mac or Windows PC

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The time may come when you want to change or change your Apple ID. Users who use multiple Apple IDs must change their Apple ID to check their app purchases or subscriptions associated with the account. To do this, follow the instructions below on your Mac or PC.

Change your Apple ID

How you change your Apple ID depends on whether you’re using an Apple-based email address like @ mac.com, @ me.com, or @ icloud.com, or a third-party email.

Use an Apple email

If your current Apple ID is bound to an Apple email, do the following.

  1. Go to appleid.apple.com and log in to your Mac or PC using a web browser.
  2. Then click on To edit in the account area.
  3. Under your existing Apple ID, click Change the Apple ID,

At this point, you have a choice between Apple emails to use as your new Apple ID. The only email addresses you can use are those that already have an alias for your account. If your @ icloud.com address was created last month, you may have to wait a few days before you can change your Apple ID. Regardless, you can only change your Apple ID to an @ icloud.com, @ me.com, or @ mac.com email.

Once a change is made to your Apple ID, you will receive an email from Apple confirming the notification.

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Third party email

It is much more difficult to change your Apple ID if you are currently using a third-party email address. In order to do this, You must sign out of any device that uses the email before trying to make a change. If you plan to change the Apple ID using an iPhone or iPad, you can stay logged in to your account on that device before making the change.

If you want to change your Apple ID If you have a third-party address, you can use a different third-party email address or choose one from Apple. If you want to use an @ mac.com, @ me.com, or @ icloud.com email address, it must already be a login alias or an alternate Apple ID for your account. You can find this information by logging into the Apple ID account page using a web browser.

  1. After logging into your account, tap To edit in addition to accounts.
  2. Scroll down until you see the “Accessible As” section and check for an Apple email that you can use to replace your Apple ID.

Most likely, if you’re using a third-party email address As an Apple ID, you’ve never added an Apple email as an alias. For this reason, it’s best here to add a brand new Apple email as an alias.

Change your Apple ID on your iOS device

After you sign out of your third-party Apple ID on all of your devices except the one where you will make the change:

  1. Go to Settings> Your name> Name, phone numbers, email,
  2. tap To editand then delete your current Apple ID next to Accessible at.
  3. Choose ContinueThen add the new Apple ID.
  4. tap Next,

Make the change on your computer

  1. Go to appleid.apple.com via a web browser and log in.
  2. click To edit in the account area.
  3. Under Apple ID, click Change the Apple ID,
  4. Give that Apple ID You want to use.
  5. click Continue,

If your @ icloud.com address was created last month, you may have to wait up to 30 days before you can change your Apple ID.

Once you’ve changed your Apple ID email, you will need to confirm using the verification code that Apple emailed you. When the process is complete, you can use your new Apple ID to log in to your other computers.

Note: If you change a third-party email to an Apple email for your Apple ID, you cannot change it to a third-party email.

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Switch Apple IDs on your devices

If for some reason you have two or more Apple IDs, you can change the one used on each of your devices. All you have to do is log out of one account into another.

On iOS

  1. In the Settings app, tap Your name,
  2. Scroll down and tap log out,
  3. Give yours Apple ID passwordand tap Turn off,
  4. Turn on the data you want to keep a copy of on your device.
  5. tap log out for the second time.
  6. tap log out a third time to confirm that you want to sign out of iCloud.
  7. Choose log in to use a different Apple ID.

Change the Apple ID on your Mac

  1. Go to the system settings and click on iCloud,
  2. Choose log out,
  3. If you want to keep a copy of your iCloud data, make sure you Check the appropriate check boxes, Then click Keep a copy,
  4. If you want to keep a copy of your Safari passwords on your Mac, click Stay on this Mac,
  5. Choose log in Sign in with your other Apple ID and password.

Switch or change the Apple ID on your Mac or PC

Turn on the Apple ID on your PC

  1. to open iCloud for Windows,
  2. click log out,
  3. Choose log in Sign in with your other Apple ID and password.

In Windows you can deactivate a selected service. To do this, switch to iCloud for Windows and select or deselect this service. To save your changes, Click Apply,

Why should you change your Apple ID?

As you can see, changing your Apple ID is no problem, especially if you are currently using a third-party email address. The main reason for this is when you find that your Apple ID has been tampered with. Apple offers a detailed support document that explains exactly what you should do. Read this document if you have any doubts,

The biggest snack: β€œSince you use your Apple ID for so many Apple products and services, you should make sure that your Apple ID is as secure as possible. You should be the only person who knows your password and can sign in with your Apple ID. If someone you don’t know or don’t trust can sign in with your Apple ID, your account isn’t secure. “

You should also read our report on what to do if you no longer have access to the email associated with your Apple ID.

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