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170 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 30, 2013 6:13 AM by Nigel Coplin RSS
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Oct 30, 2013 3:32 AM

Hi.My son set up his Ipad with my email and a password so I could read my mail while in hospital.I have since purchased an Iphone 4s and when trying to set up Apple ID it tells me that my email is already in use.When i try to change my password it sends emails to my sons Iphone but not to my email address.Having recently been to an Apple store with a query and giving them my mail address they send  me mail no problem.I my email address and the password my son is using to download Facebook and I recieved a mail on my puter telling me that my apple ID had been used to download an app not associated with this device.How do I remedy this.

iPhone 4S
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    Oct 30, 2013 4:23 AM (in response to Nigel Coplin)

    You're inquiring about two separate things, reading email and setting up Apple ID.  One has very little to do with the other.

     

    The message you received means that there is already in existence an Apple ID with your email address as the username.  For that account, you'll need to remeber or reset the password.

     

    When you tried to reset the password, the verification got sent to the "rescue email" and that's why your son recieved it.  Answer that email, then reset the password. The message about an another app benig downloaded is simply letting you know that your Apple ID has been used.

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