What is an Apple ID, and what does it do?
An Apple ID is an email address and password that you use to sign in to Apple services, including the App Store, iTunes, iBooks, and iCloud. You can also use your Apple ID to buy products from the App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store, and the Mac App Store. You can also use your Apple ID to access settings on your iPhone or iPad.
How to Change Your Apple ID: Step-by-Step Guide
If you’re ever feeling disgruntled with your Apple ID, or just want to switch to a new device, this guide will show you how to do it in an easily step-by-step fashion.
First things first: If you haven’t already done so, create an account with Apple. Next, go to settings on your device and select “accounts.” Here you’ll see all of your current Apple IDs. Tap on the one you want to use for this particular session.
Now it’s time to enter your new password. Make sure it’s strong and unique—an easy way to remember it is by writing it down and storing it somewhere safe. You’ll also need to confirm this password later when you sign in to your new account.
Once everything looks good, tap “continue” at the bottom of the screen.
Pros and Cons of Changing Your Apple ID
If you’re feeling like you’ve been using the same Apple ID for too long, or if you just want to change up your Apple experience a bit, there are a few things to keep in mind before you go about it. On the plus side, switching your Apple ID can make it easier to access your account and devices across different apps and services. However, there are some potential cons to consider before making the switch. First and foremost is that any changes you make to your profile (such as adding a new email address or changing your password) will be reflected everywhere—including on all of your devices. Secondly, if you have multiple accounts set up under your old ID, those accounts may become inactive when you switch over.
If you’re feeling like your Apple ID is stale or just not quite right, there’s a way to make some changes. This how-to will show you how to change your Apple ID on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to update your name, profile picture, and more.