13 Replies Latest reply: Jun 22, 2014 11:54 AM by emilfromoslo
jeffmorl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is it possible to change my apple ID?

  • 1. Re: can i change my apple id
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,365 points)

    Yes.

     

    On a computer, go to https://appleid.apple.com/ and select "Manage your Apple ID". Log in with your Apple ID and password, then select Name, ID, and Email Addresses from the left column. Next to Apple ID and Primary Email Address select Edit.

     

    Enter a valid email address. This will be your new Apple ID.

     

    Make sure you new Apple ID meets the criteria then select Save Changes.

  • 2. Re: can i change my apple id
    dsword19 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This answer is not correct. I have tried changing my Apple ID, which is the primary email address, to my new icloud email address and even though it says it is a valid email address, and it says it was successfully changed, it does not change from the old email address and Apple ID.

     

    I would really like to change my ID, but I'm losing hope...

  • 3. Re: can i change my apple id
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,365 points)

    dsword19 wrote:

     

    .. I have tried changing my Apple ID, which is the primary email address, to my new icloud email address

     

    Despite what you saw you may not use an address with a domain owned by Apple for an Apple ID. This obviously includes an iCloud email address.

     

    Screen Shot 2013-01-27 at 10.30.37 PM.png

     

    You can change your Apple ID to anything that complies with the above. Apple IDs ending in mac.com or me.com cannot be changed. No "edit" link will appear for them.

     

    Read: How to change the name you use for your Apple ID

  • 4. Re: can i change my apple id
    Imp68 Level 4 Level 4 (2,155 points)

    The answer IS correct.  An apple id can only be changed to an address that's not already associated with an apple id.

  • 5. Re: can i change my apple id
    dsword19 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple has some work to do on that form field check then... It says that it's a valid email address, and their own form should know if, even if it's a valid email address, it's their domain.

     

    Ah, well. Life goes on.

  • 6. Re: can i change my apple id
    dsword19 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    John Galt - The graphic under point 3 on the link you refer to is no longer current. The new web page\form, has the Apple ID AND Primary Email Address on the same line now...

  • 7. Re: can i change my apple id
    dsword19 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I should add that I want to move away from the email address that is used as my Apple ID and primary email address. I have alternate email addresses in my profile.

     

    Very soon, the primary email address I have listed will no longer work. I wonder then, what will happen tousing this  messages sent from Apple to my old email address.

     

    I realize they have increased security by using this configuration, but user IDs should be editable in my opinion.

  • 8. Re: can i change my apple id
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,365 points)

    Which link are you referring to? What is point 3? Never mind - I see you mean the KB article graphic. Yes it's outdated. I will bring it up at the next shareholder's meeting.

  • 9. Re: can i change my apple id
    Imp68 Level 4 Level 4 (2,155 points)

    User ids, which is your apple id, is editable.  Just meet the criteria.

  • 10. Re: can i change my apple id
    paeakin9999 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I can change my apple ID on my computer, but when I try to login on my iphone 4, it uses my old Apple ID, how do I change ID on phone?  I tried so many many times and everytime it still brings up my old ID and what is strange, that old email ID is no longer valid.

    Anyone smart enough to help me, I have tried everything I know to try...

    Thanks

  • 11. Re: can i change my apple id
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)

    paeakin9999 wrote:

     

    I can change my apple ID on my computer, but when I try to login on my iphone 4, it uses my old Apple ID, how do I change ID on phone?

    Settings > iTunes & App store.

    Tap your account name, sign out then sign back in.

  • 12. Re: can i change my apple id
    DJ Jenn Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    This is a side note & way off the subject: I Just wanted to say great user name, John Galt! Seriously!

    It makes for a nice statement, I hope there's a third installment???

    "Who is John Galt?" =]

  • 13. Re: can i change my apple id
    emilfromoslo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have once used my email as en alternative address, then deleted it, and want to use it as a my prim. apple id, not possible. "Not a valid email" (It is my own domain as well...)