Universal Apple ID started when I was 10

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by raythepa, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. raythepa macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2006
    This is about my daughter any help is appreciated.

    She got her only Apple ID when she was in the fifth grade. She linked it to a silly name and a yahoo account that she hasn't accessed in years. Today new iPhone 7. Can't access iCloud since she can't verify account since its linked to a very old yahoo mail. That account is pretty much toast, can't figure a way to recover it.

    Should she just start a new Apple ID. I'm stumped. Thanks.
  2. WordsmithMR macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2015
    On a desktop browser (or iTunes on a desktop), log into the Apple ID account, from there you should be able to change email associated with the account to a newer email account without needing access to the old Yahoo account. As long as you have the password to the Apple ID that she's been using you should be fine.

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