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How to change Apple ID
Whether you have or will lose access to the email you’re currently using or need to switch your Apple ID for another reason, read on for how to change Apple ID on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and the web.
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Apple has given its Apple ID website a facelift today, bringing a much-needed modern look to the site. The new design features a colorful Apple logo with the tagline “One account for everything Apple,” with Apple touting that the site gives users the ability to sign in and manage access to all of Apple’s services.
Apple ID Stories March 3, 2021
Yesterday, we covered a story regarding Dustin Curtis’s experience with his Apple ID getting disabled when a payment to his Apple Card failed. Apple has today shared a statement with 9to5Mac clarifying the situation. The company says that Apple Card and Apple ID are not linked in the way that the blog post alleged, and the company does not disable Apple ID services because of missed Apple Card payments.
The situation arose because the trade-in process was left unresolved, and Apple was following its standard procedures in matters of money owed; this is not anything specific to the Apple Card. When an account is marked as in bad standing, use of Apple ID services is restricted; things like Apple Music or App Store purchases. iCloud is wholly separate and is not disabled at all. You can read Apple’s full statement on the matter after the break.
Apple ID Stories September 17, 2020
When Apple announced its Apple One service bundles, it immediately raised a query for many: those with different Apple IDs for iCloud and Apple Music. Would the system cope with that situation, allowing them to take advantage of the savings?
Apple’s longest-serving employee, Chris Espinosa, has just confirmed that this will be fine …
Apple ID Stories August 14, 2019
PSA: Asking for your Apple ID for Apple Card invite is a glitch, not phishing
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How to use PayPal for your Apple ID payment method
Want to remove the credit or debit card you have on file for your Apple ID and use PayPal instead? Read on for how to change your Apple ID payment method.
Apple ID Stories March 25, 2019
Apple ID Stories February 22, 2019
Linux users are unable to manage their Apple ID on apple․com [U]
For some reason, Apple’s website where you can manage your Apple ID (appleid.apple.com) is blocking users of Linux browsers from accessing it. Having access to the website is important to manage things such as payment information, two-factor authentication, and other account details. Even though the number of Linux users accessing the website must be relatively small compared to other operating systems, some iPhone users who use Linux on the desktop noticed the issue.
Apple ID Stories January 16, 2019
Forgot your Apple ID email? Here’s how to look it up
Have an Apple ID that you haven’t used in a long time and need to access it? If you forgot your Apple ID email, read on below for how to look it up.
Apple ID Stories December 21, 2018
How to permanently delete an Apple ID account
Whether you’d like to delete a secondary account or part ways with an Apple ID for another reason, read on for how to permanently delete an Apple ID account.
Apple ID Stories December 20, 2018
How to change your Apple ID email address
Whether you’ll be losing access to the email you’re currently using or want to change your Apple ID for another reason, read on for how to change your Apple ID email address.
2022: We’ve updated this guide with all the latest information and details in this article.
Apple ID Stories November 13, 2018
We haven’t quite yet worked out the pattern or the cause but we have received many reports of users waking up to find that their Apple ID has been locked, and plenty more are complaining on social media. Apple will lock accounts for many different reasons, usually when someone attempts to access an ID by entering their incorrect password too many times.
Access to the account can be restored by answering the security questions and entering a trusted phone number for validation. Users may also have to reset their passwords.
Apple ID Stories October 17, 2018
How to request your personal data from Apple
After first making the feature available in the European Union to comply with GDPR, Apple users in the US, Canada, and more can now download a copy of their personal information stored by the company. Follow along for how to request your personal data from Apple.
Apple ID Stories October 16, 2018
Apple has apologized following a recent spate of account hacks in China. The company said ‘we are deeply apologetic about the inconvenience caused to our customers by these phishing scams’, which it said affected a ‘small number’ of user accounts.
Although details on exactly what happened have not been disclosed, Apple said that the affected accounts were not secured with two-factor authentication. This allowed criminals to phish for account credentials and then extract money using apps like Alipay, as reported last week.
Apple ID Stories October 11, 2018
Apple ID Stories May 11, 2016
The Apple ID websites appleid.apple.com and iforgot.apple.com are not working properly for some users, with reports of a variety of glitches starting from yesterday afternoon. Some are reporting that the sites are completely down for them, while others describe problems ranging from being trapped in password-update loops to problems updating verification devices.
I was able to verify one of the problems myself …
Apple ID Stories March 27, 2016
How-To: Create a free Apple developer account for sideloading apps
Starting with Xcode 7, Apple made it possible to sideload apps on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV using a free Apple ID. Although a paid developer account is still required to deploy apps to the App Store, users wishing to sideload open source apps on a personal device can do so with relative ease. In this post, we’ll show you how easy it is to create a free Apple developer account for sideloading apps using Xcode.
Apple ID Stories March 22, 2016
Three years ago to the day, Apple added in two-step verification to help improve user security. The verification method relied on the user having another device readily available to help authenticate a sign-in. As of today, Apple has taken that security further by now offering two-factor authentication to all users running iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan.
Both methods strive to increase a user’s foothold in security practices, but both go about doing so in very different ways. Luckily, Apple has chosen to make sure that the end user experience is phenomenal no matter what method they choose.
Getting started, or switching to the new two-factor authentication is not without it’s questions. Let’s dive in and resolve them.