Have you ever changed your Apple ID only to get prompted by the old iCloud ID?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TH55, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

    Nov 5, 2011
    This is a really annoying glitch. I finally got Apple on the phone and got to the bottom of it. Apparently when you change your Apple ID without first signing out of the old one, it remains attached to your account. When you type in the password, however, it will say it's wrong. The obvious solution would be to delete the iCloud account from your phone, but you can't do this without the password if you have find my iPhone turned on.

    The solution is to go to Appleid.apple.com and delete the old one, the switch the new one back to the old one, then it will recognize the password and you can remove it from your phone.

    The AppleCare lady said they get A LOT of these calls every day. Very stupid, and Apple is even aware now. They obviously simply shouldn't let you change your Apple ID without first signing out, problem solved.
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604


    Aug 3, 2006
    This is probably a good thing.
  3. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 5, 2011
    Yeah, good security feature.

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