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I have 2 apple ID's, how do i get rid of one?

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mowrey1021 Calculating status...
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Feb 12, 2013 3:29 PM

I am really confused with the whole apple ID concept. I believe i have 2 apple ID's. One i had set up for my daughter and her ipod and one i thought was mine. Though my phone seems to have the ID i used for my daughter always in as default. I tried to change my personal ID and i lost all my contacts, so i had to go back. Can I just get rid of the ID i set for myself???? Im confused

iPhone 5, iOS 6.1.1
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (220,950 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 3:30 PM (in response to mowrey1021)

    You can't. Just stop using one of them.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,650 points)
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    Feb 13, 2013 1:57 PM (in response to mowrey1021)

    Welcome to the Apple Community.

    To begin with, I would like to try to explain Apple's confusing nomenclature in regard to iCloud.

    Apple have called the whole cloud thing iCloud, there are a number of features under the iCloud umbrella, some of which require their own login. iTunes is one of these, another is what Apple have unfortunately also called iCloud too.

    You can use the same Apple ID (account) to login to both iCloud and iTunes, but you don't need to and often users will login to each service using a different ID.

    The part that you need to remember is that the services available when you log into iCloud are completely different and unrelated to those when you log in to iTunes. Your iCloud login enables mail, contacts, calendars, find my phone, Back to My Mac, Documents & Data sharing and photostream, it does not affect any of your iTunes services.

    To avoid confusion when discussing your problem, when I mention iCloud, I am referring to the services under the iCloud login, Whereas I will refer to the whole cloud thing as The Cloud.


    I wouldn't really recommend using the same iCloud account, your contacts, calendars etc will all become merged and when one of you adds or deletes data, those changes will also occur on the other device.


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