More than one Apple ID

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  1. arwpoole macrumors newbie

    arwpoole

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    I have mistakenly made 3 Apple Ids over the many years of owning multiple computers and iphones. I've just stuck with 2 but one comes up as a gmail.com address. This worked for a few years but now it says that it isn't a proper Apple Id, so I made another one so that I could just kind of start over. But after recently getting a new phone and it not updating the apps that I bought through the gmail ID, I'm at a loss trying to get to that account. Any ideas??
     
  2. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    ? i have gmail address as my AppleID

    try iforgot.apple.com , and see what comes up. Your not going to reset., But just to see if the ID is valid.

    Otherwise u may have to give Apple a call.
     
  3. arwpoole thread starter macrumors newbie

    arwpoole

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    When I try to reset, it says that the gmail address is not a valid Apple ID. I'm going to have to go to the Genius at the Apple Store. :(
     
  4. bcave098 macrumors 6502a

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    Calling AppleCare is better idea. The Genus Bar workers aren't trained to handle Apple ID issues.
     
  5. kohlson macrumors 68000

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    For many years Apple, and others, did not use verification as part of the registration process. That is, after picking foo@foo.com as your Apple ID, you have to go to your inbox and click on the link, verifying that you actually own this email account. So it may be that you think you own this, but you don't. Or, it may be that you in fact own this, but someone else used it first. If the latter, you can take a few steps and make it yours again. Best to call Apple Support to walk you through it.
     
  6. Emmmeikle macrumors newbie

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    Did u try logging onto the iCloud account on a desktop webpage ?
     

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