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How to change Apple ID on iPad?

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  • Naytch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 9, 2012 6:00 PM (in response to Chris CA)

    stating the obvious

  • ellynfromkihei Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 11, 2012 1:56 PM (in response to Sizarro)

    Thank you for this! I got divorced...imagine how frustrating that I kept getting my ex husband's Id after I spent forver switching everything to my new information. While this makes sense...it is not user friendly. I ahve 3 kids...I have a million apps on my devices. Needing to delete and then re-purchase??? Not acceptable!

  • Bed ted Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 12, 2012 3:45 PM (in response to Naytch)

    Thank you for this - really clear and concise and it is now working!!!!

  • mmatty Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 16, 2012 1:37 PM (in response to Timothy Aaron)

    I just got the new iPad today and could not for the life of me get my itunes account to login on the iPad... ugh how frustrating... I did what you recommended Timothy and it worked!!! this was after spending the last several hours using extreme explicatives...

     

    thank you!

  • Karenhope Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 2, 2012 4:51 PM (in response to SweetPoison54)

    I had this problem also and after much searching and trying many options I finally got it fixed.  I was trying to update my apps and my iPad to kept displaying my old id.  I finally deleted all my apps and installed them again and that fixed the problem for me. 

  • mbw11 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 6, 2012 10:55 AM (in response to SweetPoison54)

    To change your Apple ID, go to Settings>Store.  Click on the lowest line on the right panel  - your Apple ID.  Hit 'Sign Out' then 'Sign in'.  it will let you use existing ID or create new one.

  • Cbaker96 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 9, 2012 9:06 AM (in response to APFA1)

    APFA1 message seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle!  Basically it is a 2 part process of signing out in the app store and deleting the account in Icloud and signing in with the new id.  Thanks for the info because the Icloud part was frusterating me!

  • shanlea4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 14, 2012 8:36 PM (in response to Timothy Aaron)

    Thank you!!! This worked!!

  • _Jula_ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 22, 2012 12:56 AM (in response to ellynfromkihei)

    Ellynfromkihei you and I are on the same page, I'm fina be mad as **** if I have to DELETE ALL of my apps that I already purchased and then have to REpurchase them?! Why is anyone okay with this??? Im in need of a WAY better solution then throw my money away to re-buy the same ****... Excuse my language, but really??? People are just okay with this "solution"??? I'm NOT!

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,395 points)
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    Apr 22, 2012 7:31 AM (in response to _Jula_)

    "I'm fina be mad as **** if I have to DELETE ALL of my apps that I already purchased and then have to REpurchase them?!"

     

    Why would you need to do this?

     

    "Why is anyone okay with this??? "

     

    I don't see anyone is okay with this. I would't be.

     

    "Im in need of a WAY better solution then throw my money away to re-buy the same ****..."

     

    Why would you throw your money away buying **** the first time let alone doing it again?

     

    just redownload what you want on the same account it was purchased with.

  • _Jula_ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 22, 2012 9:46 AM (in response to Chris CA)

    Because Christopher, what you're Not understanding Sir is that using old account information is NOT an option for some people. People like me, if I would have known that I'd have to use my old information to update all of my existing apps, I would have kept the account Exclusively for my Apple devices. BUT because I didn't know that changing accounts would be such a hassle, here's where I'm stuck at; I created a new AppleID with my New email address(with ALL New information), because I got rid of my old email(the same email I created my old AppleID with) AND along with that came a new cc#, because not only did I get a new email address, but I switched banks as well. So you see Sweetie using any old information is NOT an option, because nothing that was liked to my old AppleID is active, not a password, credit card, nor the email address... So that's why I said, "why is anyone okay with this?" & "I'm in need of a way better solution than to throw my$ away to re-buy the same ****" because that's the only other option I'm seeing after keeping up with this entire convo that started between you and the first man that asked. I have a build up of 37 updates that I've been trying to attend to that I can't update because I purchased them under the old AppleID. So unless you have the better solution to that issue, I'm just stuck with my updates building because I don't want to just delete them. You see what I'm sayin Chris? Thank you though for letting me know how to change my ID's so that I can use my new one, but it does nothing for the updates needed for apps that we're purchased with my old AppleID.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,395 points)
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    Apr 22, 2012 9:13 PM (in response to _Jula_)

    _Jula_ wrote:

     

    Because Christopher,

    Who's Christopher?

     

    I created a new AppleID with my New email address(with ALL New information), because I got rid of my old email(

    So? Why not simply update the AppleID with your new info?

    nothing that was liked to my old AppleID is active, not a password, credit card, nor the email address..

    I still don't see what the issue is.

    You can easily recover your account and set a new password and email address.

    Go here -> https://iforgot.apple.com/

    You see what I'm sayin Chris?

    No.

    "I'm in need of a way better solution than to throw my$ away to re-buy the same ****"

    Simply continue to use the old account adn quit using the new account.

     

    Go here -> https://iforgot.apple.com/

    If you do not remember the AppleID, select Forgot your AppleID?

    Make sure you select Answer security questions instead of Email authentication (since you cannot access the old email).

     

    Reset the password, login and update the AppleiD and email address.

     

    Then remove info for the new AppleID you created and just use the old, updated AppleID.

    Simple.

     

    Okay Sweetie?

  • William Rivas Level 5 Level 5 (4,225 points)
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    Apr 22, 2012 10:59 PM (in response to SweetPoison54)

    SweetPoison54 wrote:

     

    Hey Guys ~

    I have posted this question every where and no one seems to know how to help me. I changed my email address at iTunes. Which is my ID, obviously. But it is all set up at itunes, and on my iPad too, via settings.

    But ~

    When I go to update my 11 updates, it pops up with my old ID/email, which no longer is operating.

    So I can't update my apps or purchase from itunes through my iPad. Yes, I have gone to Settings, and signed out, signed back in, with NEW ID/email, and that is all good...


    But updating my apps ~ still has my old email.

    Help? Please?

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3575951?start=0&tstart=0

     

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  • Prolude Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 3, 2012 11:26 AM (in response to William Rivas)

    Seems i am not the only one, my partner used my ipad i got her a new one but her games were on my id, she does not want it on my id as its associated with my work email address could get complicated at times. One game can be easily moved as its got save/load feature in game, though problem with purchases within the game, the other game does not that feature can only be backed up and restored. I allowed her to change my apple id to one she wanted to use on her new ipad, which she did by going on apple id managing accounts, she changed password, card details etc. Then backed up my ipad connected new one and restored it all on it. Everything transfered only problem is she cant buy anything within those 2 games. she can download new apps no problem access the store, itunes but just that issue. I actually recreated my old id i dont know if that is what is causing the problem but i have changed it again just incase will try it again and see if that works. If not anyone got anyideas unless option is to change her id back to my original id.

  • kbrooks Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 14, 2012 2:46 PM (in response to Prolude)

    Unfortunately, Apple's idea of a better Operating System and better apps blew apart long before the first Mac battery did.  Was there anyway to make a more confusing app than iTunes?  No.  I also noticed that the I'm a PC, I'm a Mac commercials came to a sudden stop.  Lawsuits?  Or did Microsoft just do a better Operating System?  Apples "Lockem Down Tight - It's Alright!" dosn't really fly with the real computing crowd that knows better.  Forcing users to buy only Apple Certified products is like Ford making you use their over priced oil!  They don't do that anymore, why does Apple.

     

    We can only hope that one day Microsoft and Apple will merge and put an even better System on the desktop.  I am sure when that day comes, iTunes (and probably QuickTime) will not be a part of it!

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