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rochellefrommississauga Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

 

I have created more than one apple id account- and I wanted to delete the 2 Icreated and just keep one- how do I delete my apple id account?

Please help.

Thanks


MacBook Pro
  • 1. Re: how to delete apple id account
    John Hammer1 Level 4 Level 4 (2,805 points)

    Just log out of any devices or services currently registered with those two Apple IDs, and never use those two Apple IDs ever again.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/he37

  • 2. Re: how to delete apple id account
    rochellefrommississauga Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OH. That's so weird theirs no real way to delete delete them.- thats silly.

  • 3. Re: how to delete apple id account
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    Hi,


    Wait until you want to test something and are grateful you have access to something to use.

    Apple does it for a  reason or two.

    1) When they launched @Mac.com names they said they (the IDs)  were "for Life". Trial accounts could only be resurrected by you so that no-one can later pretend to be you.

    2) They do not clear out Old, apparently, Unused IDs for similar reasons.

    They are one of the few places where I know this to still be happening.  About 5 years ago AIM started to release what they considered to be unused names.

     

    Anyhow...

    Also open the Keychain Access App in Applications/Utilities

    Find any references to the IDs in the password section and Delete.

    That way anyone who gains access to your computer also cannot find them.

     

    If you have Lion you will also need to remove them from the new pane to the Left of MobileMe one in System Preferences that deals with email and other internet "Names".

     

     

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    8:01 PM      Saturday; August 6, 2011


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

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  • 4. Re: how to delete apple id account
    hectorehe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Is there any way to change my iCloud email address? I screwed up and I want to have the same ID I've always used, but I can't find a way to change it back! Help.

  • 5. Re: how to delete apple id account
    kylefromsherman oaks Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Im in the same boat as hector

  • 6. Re: how to delete apple id account
    Jharryone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello,

     

    I'm having sort of the same issue, I changed my Apple ID, because my original Apple ID couldn't get its "Verification mail", but now I can't go back to my original AppleID, please help!

     

    Thank you.

     

     

    Jharryone

  • 7. Re: how to delete apple id account
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    Hi,


    The Simple Answer Is No.

     

    There is a big notification warning you that you cannot change it just before you comfirm the use of the linked email address you used.

     

    You may be able to make progress from here though

    http://www.apple.com/support/appleid/

     

     


    7:58 PM      Thursday; October 13, 2011


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  • 8. Re: how to delete apple id account
    NiniS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My problem is the same as those above--two AppleIDs. For one, Apple is asking me to change my user name to my email address, but I can't because my other ID has my email address as my user name. Can't I combine the two AppleIDs? The reason I want to do it is that I've tried many times to unsubscribe from email messages over the course of two months, but I keep getting them. I follow the unsubscribe link and it looks like I've already unsubscribed. But I continue to get the email messages I don't want.

  • 9. Re: how to delete apple id account
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    HI

     

    I had heard that Apple wants to have email Only IDs

     

    It is not possible to Collate two accounts and even less so with two Apple Support Communities accounts  (joining the points and level as it were)  It an cause havoc with iTunes as well.

     

    If you have Lion or an iOS 5 device you can create an iCloud ID.

    This would link the current Apple ID to an username@me.com name (you choose the username part)

     

    Then you go here http://www.apple.com/support/appleid/

    Chose the Manage account option and sign in as the Apple ID that is not an Email

    You should then be able to list the @me.com name as the Primary email.

    ( I must admit that when I try this it protests that I am trying to create another Apple ID with a MobileMe name but I already have a email listed - i Just don't want that one for my notifications)

     

    On the email front go to the top of the page and select Your Stuff (Click and Hold)

    Click Settings and then change the tab to email Notifications and sort the lsit to be as you want it.

     

     

     


    8:13 PM      Wednesday; February 1, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

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  • 10. Re: how to delete apple id account
    jlawson3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Apparently I made 2 apple ID's.. one with my old email(which i've been using) and one with my new email(which i don't remember doing) but i'd like to use the one with my newer email.. will that make anything i'e purchased with my original account gone off of my itunes or my phone.. i'm confused..

  • 11. Re: how to delete apple id account
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    HI,

     

    If you have two Apple ID s and have used both in iTunes or the App Store then those Purchases will be authorised for that ID.

     

    In iTunes you can Copy your Music to CDs

    These can then be re-imported which may help.

     

    IF you suddenly find you have an iCloud Issued @me.com name then you may find that they are in fact one and the same account.

     

    I have an Apple ID based on an old Dial-up email address which I use here and in iTunes.

    When iOS 5 came ut I used that name to create my iCloud Account which gave me the @me.com email I have.

    I can sign in using either name and the password is the same for both.

     

     


    10:17 PM      Monday; February 20, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

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     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
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  • 12. Re: how to delete apple id account
    lauraweber1015 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having a similar issue.  I originally created an apple ID with my school email address years ago. Now I have to verify my email address but I no longer have access to that email account and can't verfiy it.  Do you have any other suggestions?  Also, when I updated my iphone last night I lost most of my pictures and apps. Do you know why this happens and what I can do to get these pictures back??  Please help. Thank you.

  • 13. Re: how to delete apple id account
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    Hi,

     

    This link from an earlier post should be the place to add a second email.

     

    Then you go here http://www.apple.com/support/appleid/

     

    For the other I would ask in the iPhone Communities

     


    8:25 PM      Tuesday; February 21, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

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  • 14. Re: how to delete apple id account
    indo22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Actually i have same problem. My ID is partially created and asking for the payment information. But i want to create it for free account. There is no option to choose "NONE" in payment window. What should i do. Please help me out of this.

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