8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 11, 2011 3:47 AM by Klaus1
Mrs H Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)

I'd like to change my cumbersomely long Apple ID for logging in to the forum among other things.

I read http://support.apple.com/kb/HE40 and that spells out how to do it.

 

If I follow the directions, do I stop being Mrs H which is something I don't want to do (and Mr H doesn't want me to do that either )

 

Thanks,

Mrs H

  • 1. Re: If I change my Apple ID, will I still be Mrs H?
    Mrs H Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)

    Have I asked this question in the wrong forum?  If so, please direct me where to ask it.

    I read http://support.apple.com/kb/HE40 and that spells out how to do it.


     

    To be clearer -

    1. If I change my Apple ID for logging in, will I lose my hard-earned, though relatively low, status and user name (Mrs H)? 
    2. Does my Apple ID for logging in have to be an email addy?

     

    Thanks ,

    Mrs H

  • 2. Re: If I change my Apple ID, will I still be Mrs H?
    Barry Hemphill Level 7 Level 7 (34,500 points)

    Hi Mrs H

     

    I am no expert (many will agree) on how the ASC works (it is relatively new and all of us are learning together).  I think this is the correct place for your question. 

     

    I will post a link to it in another venue that I know the hosts read.

     

    Hopefully you will get a response soon.

     

    Barry

  • 3. Re: If I change my Apple ID, will I still be Mrs H?
    Nubz N. Community Specialists Community Specialists (2,250 points)

    Hi Mrs H,

     

    Changing your Apple ID will not loose your Apple Support Communities user "Mrs H".  You will still be able to login to that user.

     

    New Apple IDs need to be email addresses.  Note the prompt in the article you linked, "Enter an email address as your Apple ID, then create a secure password."

     

    Hope that helps,

    Nubz N.

  • 4. Re: If I change my Apple ID, will I still be Mrs H?
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,495 points)

    Great news from Nubz!

     

    We certainly don't want to lose the easy, simple questions from our friend Mrs H that are easy to solve and never result in long threads!

  • 5. Re: If I change my Apple ID, will I still be Mrs H?
    Mrs H Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)

    Barry Hemphill wrote:

      I think this is the correct place for your question. 

     

    I will post a link to it in another venue that I know the hosts read.

     

    Hopefully you will get a response soon...

    Thanks Barry,

     

    Whatever you did worked.

    Responses and information arrived.

     

    Mrs H

  • 6. Re: If I change my Apple ID, will I still be Mrs H?
    Mrs H Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)

    Nubz N. wrote:

    ...

    Changing your Apple ID will not loose your Apple Support Communities user "Mrs H".  You will still be able to login to that user.

     

    New Apple IDs need to be email addresses...

    Thanks for the information, Nubz,

     

    I have other email addies that are much shorter than the one I've been using as my ID, so being able to change it is great.

     

    Thanks for letting me know that "Mrs H" wlll remain (which I sort of figured as I read other folks complaining that they wanted to change their user name and being told they couldn't).

     

    Mrs H

  • 7. Re: If I change my Apple ID, will I still be Mrs H?
    Mrs H Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)

    Klaus1 wrote:

     

    Great news from Nubz!

     

    We certainly don't want to lose the easy, simple questions from our friend Mrs H that are easy to solve and never result in long threads!

    Hi Klaus1,

     

    Good to hear from you!

     

    No one else will understand your joke here ; except perhaps BDA, who has been guiding me for years or rkaufmann87, if he shows up on ASC (he just guided me through SetUp Assistant and you can imagine that  for me it wasn't the quick 'n' easy it should/could have been). 

     

    Off topic - re SetUp Assistant: check out my products I am the proud new parent of an iMac! (and speaking of parent, I think I missed a Happy B'day greeting to Lily); my G4 is sadly a corpse ready for recycling.

     

    Mrs H

  • 8. Re: If I change my Apple ID, will I still be Mrs H?
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,495 points)

    Hi Mrs H, good to see you again!

     

    Congratulations on the new iMac, I am sure you will be very happy with it!