How to change my Apple ID?

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  1. Sean52391 macrumors newbie

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    Ok so I established my Apple ID back when i was like 16 (21 now) and I would like to change it to a different email address. Is this possible?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    You will need to speak to Apples Itunes support team, and jump through some security hoops, but yes:

    http://www.apple.com/support/itunes/

    Click on the itunes support tab at the bottom right and go from there.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There's no need to talk to anyone in Apple support. You can change your email, etc. online quite easily. Just click to manage your account, then click Edit by the email address.
     
  5. Sean52391 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that! New issue: i cant set my new Apple ID as my "rescue email" so should i change my rescue email, or change my AID to my iCloud username? If i do that, they say I can never change it lol
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    This may be helpful:
    iCloud: Account troubleshooting
    About the rescue email address
     
  7. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Things must have changed since I changed mine...They asked for a lot of details and security stuff...was a long while ago though.
     
  8. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    After that Wired article about how easily the author's Apple ID was compromised I believe they have made it more difficult to do over the phone. At least I hope they have.

    And not to hijack, but have they come up with a way to merge IDs?
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, they haven't.

    Apple IDs and iCloud
     
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