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There are two things you might be referring to when you say "change Apple ID":

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There are two things you might be referring to when you say "change Apple ID":

  1. Change the email address associated with your Apple ID: This keeps your Apple ID the same but updates the email address used to sign in.
  2. Create a new Apple ID: This would involve setting up an entirely new Apple ID with a new email address.

Here's how to do each:

Change the Email Address for Your Apple ID:

  1. Go to the Apple ID website: Sign in: Enter your current Apple ID email address and password to log in.

  2. Navigate to Account Details: Once logged in, look for the section labeled "Account" or "Account Details". Click on it.

  3. Edit your email address: In the account details section, you should see an option to edit your "Reachable At" information or similar wording. This will allow you to change the email address associated with your Apple ID.

  4. Verification: Apple might send a verification code to your old and new email addresses to confirm the change.

Create a New Apple ID:

  1. Sign out of iCloud if you're currently signed in: This step is important if you're signed in to iCloud on a device you want to use with the new Apple ID.

  2. Go to the Apple ID website:

  3. Click "Create your Apple ID": You'll see a "Create your Apple ID" button. Click on that to begin the new Apple ID setup process.

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions: The process will involve entering a new email address, creating a password, choosing security questions, and agreeing to Apple's terms and conditions.

Things to Consider:

  • Changing your Apple ID email address: This won't affect the data or apps associated with your current Apple ID. You'll still be able to access your iTunes Store, App Store, iCloud storage, etc., using the same Apple ID.
  • Creating a new Apple ID: This means setting up a new account entirely. You'll need to redownload any purchased apps or music and won't have access to your iCloud data from the old ID on the new one.

I hope this clarifies the difference and helps you choose the best way to proceed!

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