1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 7, 2013 9:08 AM by Winston Churchill
scruffysdad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do I change email address for icloud on Macbook air?

 

The email address(xxxxxx@verizon.net) no longer exists.  Have changed on iPhone 4s and iPad 1.  Air keeps popping up a window wanting password, but shows "the old non existent verizon email address and does not let me change it.   I'd be happy to delete icloud from this device, but can't find out hw to do that either.

It is a real annoyance.


MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (85,580 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Community.

     

    Firstly, you need to change your details with Apple,  Start here, change your country if necessary and go to manage your account.

     

     

    In order to change your Apple ID or password for your iCloud account on your iOS device, you need to delete the account from your iOS device first, then add it back using your updated details. (Settings > iCloud, scroll down and hit "Delete Account")

     

    Providing you are simply updating your existing details and not changing to another account, when you delete your account, all the data that is synced with iCloud will also be deleted from the device (but not from iCloud), but will be synced back to your device when you login again.

     

    In order to change your Apple ID or password for your iCloud account on your computer, you need to sign out of the account from your computer first, then sign back in using your updated details. (System Preferences > iCloud, click the sign out button)

     

    In order to change your Apple ID or password for your iTunes account on your iOS device, you need to sign out from your iOS device first, then sign back in using your updated details. (Settings > iTunes & App store, scroll down and tap your ID)

     

    If you are using iMessages or FaceTime, you will also need to log out and into your ID there too.