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what is an "Apple ID"

166 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 20, 2012 7:08 PM by Rysz RSS
hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 20, 2012 6:29 PM

I have a really dumb question but I am trying to fix my Home Sharing and I realize I don't know what the difference is between an "Apple ID" and for instance the ID I use to buy iPhone Applications (App Store ID?) and the ID I use to log in to this forum (App Community ID?) and the ID I use to buy Mac Applications from the "App Store".

 

Are ONE of these also my MobileMe ID??!!

 

I /changed/ my MobileMe ID at one point and I can't figure out if I have used this same ID for other Apple ID's or what is up with all this.

 

Can anyone help me sift this out a little better/

 

Thanks.

  • Rysz Level 5 Level 5 (4,110 points)
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    Jan 20, 2012 6:38 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    Most people use the same Apple ID for ALL of the IDs you listed, but only you know if you did that also.

  • Rysz Level 5 Level 5 (4,110 points)
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    Jan 20, 2012 7:08 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    I have no way of knowing what you did. Normally, when people are prompted to enter their Apple ID they enter the same one they first established, and, yes, some of them are linked between the different services.

     

    Assum that you used the same Apple ID everywhere, log into the different accounts, and see if that is true.

     

    Hhere's a good starting place to learn more about Apple IDs.

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