iTunes security enquiry

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Artmuzz, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Artmuzz macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2008
    I was downloading updates to my apps on my iPad. When I went into the appstore, a popup window appeared telling me that they need extra information before I downloaded my app. I had to log in with my iTunes/AppStore Apple ID and password then another window appeared with the following...

    "To help ensure the security of your Apple ID, choose three questions and provide your answers below"

    I completed it then but at the bottom it asked for my email address. I used the email address thats I use with my with my Apple ID but I got the following message...

    "The recovery email address cannot be the same as your apple ID or email address"

    I don't understand why i need to put in a different email address. Forgive me if I am sounding paranoid.

    Please advise
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Because if your account is compromised it doesn't make any sense to send a password reset question or a recovery link to the compromised account.

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