6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 14, 2012 1:41 AM by Carofromca
sherrifromlibertyville Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do I change the apple ID on my iPad to match the computer ID?


iPad 2, iOS 5
  • timaceuk Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Settings>Store>Apple ID:your@email.address> Sign Out then sign in with the new one

  • Johnson M Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is not working for me.  I changed the apple ID on my computer because my work changed our emails.  The iPad will only bring up the old email address as the apple ID.  The only information I have been able to change is my password when I'm on the iPad.

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (12,110 points)

    Johnson M wrote:

     

    The iPad will only bring up the old email address as the apple ID.

    Under what circumstances?  Please be very specific.  I believe that I know what is happening but the Apple ID situation can be quite confusing and I want to be certain before I explain.

  • Johnson M Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was getting the old email address as my apple ID listed with no way to change it and with a box to enter my password.  This was happening in the App Store on the iPad and in the settings > sign in.  I tried this so many times on the iPad, turning it off and on, syncing a few times.  I even went to the iforgot site, but that seemed to only give me the option to change the password. 

    Now, all of a sudden at the sign in, from the settings, it gave me a box that allowed me to enter the new email as the apple ID and the password worked!  Yea!  So maybe it just took a while for the iPad to register the change???   Anyway, thanks for your help.

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (12,110 points)

    Johnson M wrote:

     

    I was getting the old email address as my apple ID listed with no way to change it and with a box to enter my password.  This was happening in the App Store on the iPad and in the settings > sign in.

    That I can't explain.  The old ID will appear when you want to update apps that were obtained with it.  You can not change that.  Anything obtained from the iTunes store is PERMANENTLY associated with the the ID that was used to obtain it.  IDs can not be merged and items can not be transferred from one ID to another.

     

    Another confusing aspect of Apple IDs:  Effective approximately a year ago, the NAME of an Apple ID must have the form of an email address.  However, the email address that's associated with the ID does not have to be the one that's in the name!

  • Carofromca Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is my problem too. Settings>sign in has my old ID -- the one I  want to change-- saved, leaving me only one option, which is to change my Pw. This is not workable, I have already changed my I'd in my Mac. Help!

    Carofromca