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omaether Level 1 (0 points)

How do I change my user name that is displayed in these Apple Support forums?


thank you!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Lumière du Jour Level 1 (0 points)

    I have asked this before under the previous Support system and was told that it was not possible. These accounts were lifetime things. Maybe this will change with the new format? I'd like to change mine, too.

  • iVmichael Level 6 (13,725 points)

    You'll have to use another email address and register again to create a new username I'm afraid.


  • FishComputer Level 4 (1,035 points)

    This is impossible at the moment, sorry

  • omaether Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks everyone.  Too bad, didn't realize when I was signing in the first time that this was a permenant display name, will just have to stop using my apple account then I guess. 


    much appreciated!

  • Lucky736 Level 1 (5 points)

    In other posts employees of Apple told others that once these new communities rolled out this would be fixed and Admins would be able to do it. Did this change?

  • nigelfromtorrance Level 1 (0 points)

    Let's hope so. I followed a link on Google, was in a hurry, clicked through without looking to hard, and now I've got this meaningless username attached to a business account I happened to be using in another tab elsewhere in the Apple-verse. Turned off everything I can notification-wise, turned on everything I can privacy-wise, as I can't find anyway to delete the thing. If someone actually wants to use the business account on these communities we're screwed. Who designs this stuff?

  • JIP-1 Level 1 (105 points)

    I'd like to register with a diff. user id for the forums too. But each time I log in I have to use my apple id; and then I'm back where I started. Do you mean you have to create a new apple account? That's different. What are the implications of that? (Except for using up the number of accounts you can create with Apple per machine/year)?

  • iVmichael Level 6 (13,725 points)

    You can have more than one Apple ID, you just need to use a different email address to register and create it. It doesn't hurt, for example, to have one ID which is for iTunes and has your credit card details to purchase in the iTunes or App stores and another you just use for posting in Forums ...



  • omaether Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks everyone. 

    appreciate the help. 


  • Matt K. Level 4 (2,380 points)

    Hi John,


    I sent you an email but haven't seen a response yet. Can you please check?



    -Matt K.

  • Lucky736 Level 1 (5 points)

    I have the same issue John.

  • jinet Level 1 (0 points)

    I believe there is a limit to the number of apple ids you can have; and each id has to be associated with a valid email, so unless you have several email accounts, or are willing to set up another email account, this solution is a pis aller, though it does work. Too bad Apple Discussions won't let you just change your user id. at will. Anyway, thanks for the tips.

  • pedinolm Level 1 (0 points)

    I'd also like to do this if possible - any suggestions?

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,099 points)

    Just create a new Apple ID. You will need a different email address to associate with it, but you can use a free Googlemail, Yahoo Mail or HotMail affress.

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