Update the date of birth associated with your Apple ID

It's important that your correct date of birth is on file with your Apple ID. It's used in features like Family Sharing, and in some cases it may be used to help reset your password.

Edit your date of birth

If you need to change the date of birth for someone below age 13, contact Apple Support.*

On your Apple ID account page

  1. Sign in to your Apple ID account page.
  2. In the Account section, click Edit.
  3. Update your date of birth and click Done. If you're changing the date of birth for a child, find out what to do

Depending on how you created your Apple ID, you may be required to provide additional information or change your Apple ID username from a mobile phone number to an email address.

On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

  1. Go to Settings > [your name].
  2. Tap Name, Phone Numbers, Email. You may need to enter your Apple ID password.
  3. Tap Change Birthday or Birthday. 
  4. Update your date of birth, then tap Done. If you're changing the date of birth for a child, find out what to do

Change the date of birth for a child

To change the date of birth to any age below 13,* you must be a member of a Family Sharing group and your family organiser must approve the change. After you have changed the date of birth to any age below 13, you can't edit it.* Find out more about Family Sharing

  1. Update the date of birth.
  2. Follow the on-screen steps to send an email request to your family organiser.
  3. Your family organiser will get an email with instructions to approve the request. 

*Age varies by country or region. If you need to change the date of birth for a child, contact Apple Support

 

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