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HT4895 Email address change on iPad

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Jun 25, 2013 6:37 PM

I have added a new email address and most apps etc. have migrated to it but I can't seem to change the iCloud address and it defaults to my old address. I did make the ID and password changes on the apple web site as requested. Any ideas?

iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi + Cellular
  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (53,010 points)
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    Jun 25, 2013 7:12 PM (in response to Billy boy 07)

    To change your iCloud ID, go to Settings>iCloud, tap Delete Account, then sign back in with the new ID.  This deletes the account and your iCloud data from your device, but not from iCloud.  Provided you are signing back into the same account, your iCloud data will reappear on your device when you sign back in.

     

    To avoid losing photo stream photos, save them to your camera roll (if not already there) before deleting the account.  To do this, open your my photo stream album, tap Edit, tap the photos, tap Share, then tap Save to Camera Roll.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (53,010 points)
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    Jun 26, 2013 7:54 AM (in response to Billy boy 07)

    You're welcome.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (53,010 points)
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    Jun 27, 2013 8:40 AM (in response to Billy boy 07)

    The Apple ID for purchasing is in Settings>iTunes & App Stores.  If you have the wrong ID there, tap it, sign out, then sign back in with the ID you want to use.

     

    Note: apps are permanently tied to the ID used to purchase them originally.  If you have any apps purchased with the old ID they will continue to prompt you for the password for this ID when you update them.  The only way to stop this is to delete them from your device and repurchase them with your new ID.

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