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How to Change Apple ID on iPhone or iPad

By Lois Green, Thursday, February 25, 2016

An Apple ID is used among services like iMessages, iTunes store, App store and FaceTime calls and iCloud backup on the iPad, iPhone and other iOS devices. Without an Apple ID, you cannot download and install apps, movies, music and books on iPhone or iPad. If you are a smart and skilled Apple fan, you should know that you can change your Apple ID to get more services desired in App store. For example, you might need to change your Apple ID to get an exciting app or tool offered only in another country. Also, if you are going give an iOS device to someone else, you'll probably want to change the Apple ID on that device so that it is no longer related to yours too.

There are really plenty of scenarios where changing the Apple ID on an iPhone or iPad is necessary or otherwise makes sense, so let's learn exactly how to do that.

Part 1: How to Change Apple ID Associated with an iPhone or iPad

Step 1: Launch "Settings" app, and select "iTunes & App Store."

Step 2: Then, you will see your Apple ID appear at the top of the screen. Tap on it.

Step 3: That will bring up a popover menu, select "Sign out" button. This will logout your existing Apple ID.

Sign Out Apple ID

• If you forgot an Apple ID password, you can tap the iForgot option or go to or reset Apple ID password.

• If you don't have another existing Apple ID, you can create a new one by tapping on the "Create New Apple ID" button, which automatically logs in with the new Apple ID when finished. Here is the details.

Part 2: How to Create a New Apple ID on iPhone/iPad

Step 1: Tap on "Settings" on the Home screen

Step 2: Scroll down until you see the "iTunes & App Store", click on it.

Step 3: If you've already sign in with an iCloud account, then click on "Sign out".

Step 4: After that, tap on "Create New Apple ID".

Step 5: Find and select the desired country, and then click on "Done" to confirm your option. And then select "Next" to proceed.

Step 6: Then you can read over the iTunes Store terms and conditions and tap on "Agree". Now you can enter your email address, password, security questions &answers and your birth date.

Agree iTunes Store Terms

Step 7: Enter your billing information. You will be asked to provide a debit card, iTunes gift card, or iTunes gift certificate in this step.

Step 8: Log in your registered email account and you will see an email says "Please verify the contact email address for your Apple ID." Click on the link to verify your account.

Step 9: Go to Apple website, and sign in with your Apple ID and password. Click on "Verify Address".

Verify Apple Account

That's all you need to do to change an Apple ID or to create an Apple ID on iPhone 6s/6/5s/5/4 and iPad models. Now you can sign in and sign out with a different ID in the App Store.


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