How To Change Apple ID Email Address

This article explains how you can change your Apple ID email address. You use your email address as your Apple ID. And this can be changed.

You can easily create an Apple ID. The only things you need is a phone number and an email account. Your email account will be your Apple ID. You do not need a credit card. You do not need to own an Apple Device also. An Apple ID gives you access to many Apple services and products.

You can change your Apple ID easily. Only thing you need is a new email account you have that is not associated with another Apple account. However, also note that if your current ID is an @icloud.com, @me.com or @mac.com address, you cannot change it.

You may want to change your Apple ID email address to a different email address for many reasons. For example, you may no longer have access to your current email account. Make sure your email address is always up to date. Also, try to use an email address that only you have access to.

See also: How To Remove A Device From Your Apple ID Device List

Changing Your Apple ID email address:

Here is how you can update your email address that you use as your Apple ID. Before we start, if you are using your current Apple ID, please make sure that you sign out of your devices and services, including:

  • iPhone, iPad and iPod touch (go to Settings > iTunes & App Store)
  • Mac and PC (Apple Store > View Account )
  • Apple Support
  • FaceTime
  • iCloud
  • Subscriptions

See also: Apple ID scams

1-Open a browser and go to https://appleid.apple.com

Apple ID web site

2-Enter your Apple ID and password to sign in to your Apple account page.

3-Click Edit (Account section)

edit your apple id

4-Now click “Change email address…”

change apple id

5-Enter a new email address (this will be your new Apple ID) and click continue.

enter a new email

6. An email with a verification code will be sent to this new email. Now you need to enter this verification code to verify this new email account so you can use it.

new apple id email change

7. Once this new email is verified, you can start using this new email as your Apple ID. Note that you can resend a new code, if you did not get it.

8-Sign back in using your new Apple ID.

Another important point that we should mention is that you can create up to three additional @icloud.com aliases. Also note that you can not merge different Apple ID accounts.

See also: How To Delete Your iCloud Backups

Dr. Serhat Kurt worked as a Senior Technology Director. He holds a doctoral degree (or doctorate) from the University of Illinois at Urbana / Champaign and a master’s degree from Purdue University. Here is his LinkedIn profile.

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