Managing your Apple ID

These topics will help you use or change your Apple ID.

What is an Apple ID?

An Apple ID is the personal account you use to access Apple services like the App Store, iTunes Store, iCloud, iMessage, the Apple Online Store, FaceTime, and more. It includes the email address and password you use to sign in, as well as all the contact, payment, and security details that you’ll use across Apple services.

Changing your account information

Account security

It’s very important to keep your Apple ID secure. Only you should be able to change your password, make iTunes and App Store purchases, or sign in to services like iCloud, iMessage, and Find My iPhone.

If you’re going to sell or give away your device

Be sure to sign out of your Apple ID if you’re going to sell or give away your device.

Get more help

Get help if you forgot your security questions or password, if your account is locked, or if you need to contact Apple Support.