www.makeuseof.com How to Change Your Apple ID Email Address

www.makeuseof.com How to Change Your Apple ID Email Address

If you get a new email address or lose access to an old one, you should change your Apple ID to protect your account.

The updated email address will be your login email for your iPhone, iPad, or mac, as well as other Apple services like 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 preserved), but it will now be linked to your new email address.

Without further ado, let’s check out how to change your Apple ID email address.

How to Change Your Apple ID Email Using the Website

Before you begin, log out of any Apple device that is linked to your Apple ID. And make sure you have an up-to-date iCloud backup so you won’t lose important data like contacts or other information.

www.makeuseof.com How to Change Your Apple ID Email Address

You’ll need access to your Apple ID’s email address to verify the change. Before making any changes, double-check that you have your email account’s password.

With that all done, let’s get started:


Note that you can only change Apple IDs that are non-Apple email addresses, for example an @gmail.com, @hotmail.com, or @yahoo.com email. If your Apple ID uses a @icloud.com, @me.com, or @mac.com domain, you won’t be able to change it.

If you’re trying to switch to a different Apple ID account—not change the email address that you’re using as your Apple ID—you can sign out, then sign in with that Apple ID.

How to Change Your Apple ID Email From Your iPhone Settings

You can also change your Apple ID email address by using the Settings menu on your iPhone. Here’s how:

Make sure you back up your iPhone before you start this process or you may lose valuable data.

Connect to All Apple’s Services With Your Apple ID

Your Apple ID is your gateway to all of Apple’s services, and you can’t make the most of the Apple ecosystem without it. If you have any more problems with changing your Apple ID email, look to our exhaustive Apple ID FAQ for help.

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Keyede Erinfolami is passionate about using technology to improve productivity in daily life and work. When she's not writing, you can find her kicking butt at Scrabble or finding the best angles to take nature pictures. Has a healthy relationship with the Oxford comma.

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