How Do I Change My Apple ID Email?

Changing your Apple ID should be an easy and straightforward task. To do this, log in to your Apple account and click on the edit button. From there, select change Apple ID and key in the new email address you want to use. You should get a verification code in your email if you changed to a third-party email address. Make sure you sign back in to all services using the new Apple ID.

If you happen to change your email address or lose access to your previous email, it is important to update all your accounts for security details. The same applies when your email gets hacked. Your Apple ID is one of the accounts that need to be updated as soon as possible. Under ordinary circumstances, you should have no problem changing your Apple ID email address. If you registered for Apple ID using a third-party email address, it's possible to choose another third-party email if you need to make changes. However, it becomes almost impossible to do if you used an Apple email address to register.

How to Change Your Apple ID

  1. Before you can change your Apple ID online, you need to sign in to your account.
  2. After signing in, navigate to the "Account" section and select "Edit." This tab is usually on the top right section of the page right below the sign-out option.
  3. From the page that comes up, select the "Change Apple ID" option. From here you should be able to enter the new email address you want to switch to and click continue once you are done.
  4. You may get a list of some of the Apple email addresses linked to your account if you use an Apple email address. If the email address you want to use is on the list, click on it and select continue.
  5. You will get a notification code via the email address you want to use as your Apple ID.
  6. You will see a success message on the screen and the changed Apple ID will be visible at the top of the page under your name.
  7. To make sure that the new change is synchronized across all your devices, sign out and log in again using the new email address and your password.

If you are using an Apple email address (usually, the end in cloud.com, me.com, or mac.com), you should be able to use any of your aliases as your new Apple ID according to Apple customer service. As we said before, it is impossible to switch to an email address provided by a third-party service if you currently use an Apple email address as your ID. If there are no traditional Apple email addresses connected to your account, changing your Apple ID is impossible.

Similarly, you cannot change the Apple ID or link it with an alias. When you create an email alias, you cannot use it as an Apple ID. The best and simplest option is to create an entirely new Apple ID.

You can contact Apple support for more information.

If Your Apple ID Cannot Be Changed

You may be asked to try at a later point if you want to change Your Apple ID to an Apple email created less than 30 days ago. If you get a message that the email address you want to change to is already being used, make sure that nobody you know is using it on their account. If they are, remove it before making changes to your own Apple ID.

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