Change apple ID on iCloud

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by HugoBertrand, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. HugoBertrand macrumors newbie

    HugoBertrand

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    Jun 13, 2015
    #1
    Hello,

    I change my email ID yesterday on the web (https://appleid.apple.com/account/manage) I see it was successful nevertheless, when I'm on my mac, and i go go System Preferences, iCloud, well under my picture I still see my old email address and so when I click on manage account, it asks me to sign in. I put in my password but of course it says the apple id is incorrect. How do I change it on my mac?

    Has this happened to anybody before? does anybody have a solution?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Brookzy macrumors 68040

    Brookzy

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    UK
    #2
    You need to sign out of iCloud, and then back in again with your new Apple ID. The sign out button is at the bottom left of the iCloud pane in System Preferences.

    For future reference, if you set up two-factor authentication, you can change your Apple ID and password without having to sign out and back in again on all your devices and services - the new Apple ID and password will be updated on all your trusted devices automatically.
     
  3. HugoBertrand thread starter macrumors newbie

    HugoBertrand

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    Jun 13, 2015
    #3
    It worked. thanks! but whats weird now, is that on iCloud web version I have my new gmail adress under my profile picture as my apple IDwhich is good, on my iPhone also. but on my mac, in system preferences, I have my .me address and not my new gmail (It's still good because I was able to get rid of my old gmail but its not the same Apple ID on my mac than on my iPhone event though everything works and my notes and other iCloud stuff is synchronized)

    It's weird no?
     

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