You may need to change your Apple ID email address if you get a new email address or if you've lost access to your old one. That's how it works.
If you get a new email address or lose access to an old one, it's a good idea to change your Apple ID to protect your account.
The updated email address is your login email for your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, as well as for other Apple services such as iTunes, the App Store, and iCloud. Don't worry about losing your data; Your account will remain the same (and all of your previous app and music purchases will be retained), but it will now be linked to your new email address.
Without further ado, let's see how to change your Apple ID email address.
How to change your Apple ID email through the website
Sign out of any Apple device associated with your Apple ID before you begin. And make sure you have an up-to-date iCloud backup so you don't lose any important data like contacts or other information.
You will need access to your Apple ID email address to confirm the change. Before making any changes, make sure you have your email account password.
When that's all done, let's start:
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Go to appleid.apple.com on your iPhone, Mac or PC and sign in with your current Apple ID and password. It's easy to reset your Apple ID password if you've forgotten it.
The website will take you straight to the login and security Section. Press the Apple ID Tab to continue.
Next, enter your new email address into the Change your Apple ID Box that shows up. If the email address you entered isn't available, it means that another Apple user is using that email address. Unless the user disconnects this email from their account, you will need to use a different email address or create a new Apple ID
click Change Apple IDand you will be asked to enter a verification code that has been sent to your new email address. Find it in your inbox and enter it in the blank spaces provided. If you can't find the verification code, check the correct email. You can also check for the latest email sent from. was sent email@example.com.
After entering the confirmation code. The dialog box closes indicating that you have successfully changed your Apple ID email.
Sign in to all of your Apple devices and services with your new Apple ID. Please note that you cannot change an Apple ID within 30 days of the last change.
Note that you can only change Apple IDs that are non-Apple email addresses, such as @ gmail.com, @ hotmail.com, or @ yahoo.com email . If your Apple ID uses an @ icloud.com, @ me.com, or @ mac.com domain, you can't change it.
If you're trying to switch to a different Apple ID account and don't change the email address that you're using as your Apple ID, you can sign out and then sign in with that Apple ID.
Here's how to change your Apple ID email in your iPhone settings
You can also change your Apple ID email address from the Settings menu on your iPhone. Here's how:
Open that settings App on your iPhone.
Select your name at the top of the screen, then open the Name, phone numbers, email Section.
Tap To edit of the Contactable At Section.
Next, tap the red one Minus symbol (-) next to your name, then Extinguish on the right side of the screen.
Select in the pop-up window Keep going to confirm that you want to remove your existing email and add a new one.
On the new screen that appears, enter the email address that you want to use for your Apple ID.
Confirm your new address using the email Apple sends to your new Apple ID email address.
Make sure to backup your iPhone before starting this process, otherwise valuable data may be lost.
Connect to all Apple services with your Apple ID
Your Apple ID is your gateway to all Apple services, and without it, you cannot get the most out of the Apple ecosystem. If you have more trouble changing your Apple ID email, check out our in-depth Apple ID FAQ for help.
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Keyede Erinfolami is passionate about using technology to improve productivity in daily life and at work. When she's not writing, you can find her ass on Scrabble or find the best spots to snap nature photos. Has a healthy relationship with the Oxford comma.
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