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    Default Changed Apple ID - need help

    I changed my Apple ID by creating a new ID - I didn't follow the Apple procedure to change my ID because I didn't know there was a procedure to do so.

    When I try to use the App Store, iTunes or the Apple Store on my 4S it shows my OLD Apple ID in light gray and I can find no way to change it to my new Apple ID. I've changed my Apple ID on iTunes on my PC and synced - didn't help.

    Be kind in your responses - I'm pretty new to IOS. Thanks.
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    Go to Settings-Store and then select your Apple ID and logout. Afterwards, login with your new Apple ID. Do a backup to be on the safe side beforehand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gary1949 View Post
    I changed my Apple ID by creating a new ID - I didn't follow the Apple procedure to change my ID because I didn't know there was a procedure to do so.

    When I try to use the App Store, iTunes or the Apple Store on my 4S it shows my OLD Apple ID in light gray and I can find no way to change it to my new Apple ID. I've changed my Apple ID on iTunes on my PC and synced - didn't help.

    Be kind in your responses - I'm pretty new to IOS. Thanks.
    Keep in mind that anything you bought from the app store will be lost if I'm not mistaken - if I am I apologize for my incorrectness
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleveland View Post
    Keep in mind that anything you bought from the app store will be lost if I'm not mistaken - if I am I apologize for my incorrectness
    I believe you are correct. Let me clear something up, if I can. I have an iPhone 4S with Verizon and my daughter has an iPhone 4 with AT&T. We were using the same Apple ID until our data started showing up on each other's devices. After that, I created her own Apple ID and I created a different Apple ID for myself, however, we share the original Apple ID for purchases only via the App store. So in summary,

    Daughter: janedoe@whatever.com
    Dad: johndoe@whatever.com
    Both: together@whatever.com in regard to the app store for purchases.

    By doing it that way, we did not lose any previously purchased & downloaded apps and we are able to keep our personal data on our own devices.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    I believe you are correct. Let me clear something up, if I can. I have an iPhone 4S with Verizon and my daughter has an iPhone 4 with AT&T. We were using the same Apple ID until our data started showing up on each other's devices. After that, I created her own Apple ID and I created a different Apple ID for myself, however, we share the original Apple ID for purchases only via the App store. So in summary,

    Daughter: janedoe@whatever.com
    Dad: johndoe@whatever.com
    Both: together@whatever.com in regard to the app store for purchases.

    By doing it that way, we did not lose any previously purchased & downloaded apps and we are able to keep our personal data on our own devices.


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    that sounds confusing.. glad I only have to worry about myself..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockdog97 View Post
    that sounds confusing.. glad I only have to worry about myself..
    LOL !! he lost me too !! glad i set up everyone's own apple id before they got their iphones to avoid that
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    I believe you are correct. Let me clear something up, if I can. I have an iPhone 4S with Verizon and my daughter has an iPhone 4 with AT&T. We were using the same Apple ID until our data started showing up on each other's devices. After that, I created her own Apple ID and I created a different Apple ID for myself, however, we share the original Apple ID for purchases only via the App store. So in summary,

    Daughter: janedoe@whatever.com
    Dad: johndoe@whatever.com
    Both: together@whatever.com in regard to the app store for purchases.

    By doing it that way, we did not lose any previously purchased & downloaded apps and we are able to keep our personal data on our own devices.


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    That's exactly how I have mine set up this way you only purchase apps once .. It's not that confusing really your main apple id is what you use in iTunes and for the store on your phone .... You create a serrated apple I'd for iCloud and FaceTime etc. so that way everyone has there own apple I'd and you just share the main one for purchases


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    I dont think you will solve your issue

    I have a wife and two children. We each have our own Apple IDs. We sync them all on the same PC. If my daughter buys a game, then syncs her phone. The next time I log on to itunes and sync, her game shows on my phone. Two different IDs, but one computer.

    If you share an ID, and you use icloud. Every purchase you make, will automatically show up on hers

    I think you might almost be there. You should only use separate accounts. Also make sure your setting on itunes do not automatically load new apps/music on your device when you connect to itunes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gary1949 View Post
    I didn't follow the Apple procedure to change my ID because I didn't know there was a procedure to do so.
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    Can you point me to these procedures?
    I'm about to do the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peligro911 View Post
    That's exactly how I have mine set up this way you only purchase apps once .. It's not that confusing really your main apple ID is what you use in iTunes and for the store on your phone .... You create a separate apple ID for iCloud and FaceTime etc. so that way everyone has there own apple ID and you just share the main one for purchases


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    Exactly and thank you. Your explanation was much better and you're right, it's not as confusing as it seems. It makes perfect sense to have a shared Apple ID to logon with in the app Store and iTunes if you will be paying for purchases made from separate devices like I do. My teen daughter doesn't pay for any apps or music and must clear it through me before she make any purchases. As Peligro911 stated, for iCloud, FaceTime, etcetera, use separate Apple IDs.


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    You can turn off automatic sync off apps if you share a computer and turn off the automatic downloads on your phone


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleveland View Post
    Keep in mind that anything you bought from the app store will be lost if I'm not mistaken - if I am I apologize for my incorrectness
    So if I ever want to change my Apple ID I will lose all my previously purchased content?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ICON5o2 View Post
    So if I ever want to change my Apple ID I will lose all my previously purchased content?


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    No if you change your apple id through the proper way you'll be fine, it's when you create an additional one instead of changing your current one
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger View Post
    gary1949,

    Can you point me to these procedures?
    I'm about to do the same thing.

    TIA
    Go to Apple ID Support at: Apple - Support - Apple ID

    In the bottom right hand corner is a link to the procedure for properly changing your Apple ID.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gary1949 View Post
    Go to Apple ID Support at: Apple - Support - Apple ID

    In the bottom right hand corner is a link to the procedure for properly changing your Apple ID.
    Tks for the link Gary.

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    Found that my daughter would download from the app store on the phone and the apps would then show up on my phone (we share the same iTunes account). The way to avoid getting another persons apps on your device that shares apple ID is this...SEETINGS - iTUNES & APP STORE from there you'll find under AUTOMATIC DOWNLOADS (2 options) Music and Apps....both of those should be turned off. Each device that's connected to one Apple ID should use these same settings. That way you can download an app you want and your wife or kids won't see the app on there devices. Hope that helps!
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    Thank you I have the same situation. My daughter has an iPod and we got an iPad I don't want here apps on the iPad. I am having a hard time in changing here apple I/d. I feel I am close but need a push in the right direction. Also I don't want to lose every thing we bought such as music.
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    Hi to all

    I'm about to buy a iP4S or iP5, dont sure wich one. Anyway, i have a iPad3 LTE, where i have my iTunes account. The iPad is ussed by my wife and daughter, i dont wants hers apps in my iPhone, mostly children's games, but i already have purshades a few apps for the intention to have it in my iphone.

    Far i read, i can undertand:
    Keep my current itunes account in the ipad, and use it only for apps, have another account for data and contacts for the iphone, and, use the same pc to sync both devices?

    I'm missing something?
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    Default Re: Changed Apple ID - need help

    this diddnt help at all. my apple id is grey and wont let me tap it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Willard View Post
    this diddnt help at all. my apple id is grey and wont let me tap it
    What didn't help you? To which post were you responding to?

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