Manage and use your Apple ID

Your Apple ID is the account you use to access Apple services like the App Store, Apple Music, iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, and more. You can sign in to all Apple services with a single Apple ID and password.

Sign in with your Apple ID

Use the same Apple ID every time you're asked to sign in to an Apple device or service. You can sign in with your Apple ID, or with other email addresses or phone numbers on file in your Apple ID account. You can find these additional email address and phone numbers in Settings (or System Settings) > your name > Sign-In & Security.

If you don't have an Apple ID, learn how to create a new Apple ID.

You can use your Apple ID to:

  • Automatically set up all of your Apple services when you set up a new device and sign in with your Apple ID.

  • Keep your personal content up to date on all of your devices with iCloud.

  • Sign in to the iTunes Store, Books Store, and App Store to make purchases and access previous purchases.

  • Sign in to Messages and FaceTime1 to talk and text with friends and family.

  • Sign in to third-party apps and websites with Sign in with Apple.

See a list of other features and services that use your Apple ID.

Manage your Apple ID

Because your Apple ID is used across all your devices and services, it's important to keep your account information up to date. Simply sign in to at any time to manage your account:

You can also learn how to manage your payment information on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Help us protect your account

The security and privacy of your Apple ID is very important to us. Here are some things you can do to make sure your account remains private and secure:

  1. FaceTime isn't available in all countries or regions.

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

  3. In China mainland and India, you can use your phone number as your Apple ID. In China mainland, you might be required to provide a +86 phone number for your Apple ID. You can change the number later, or change your country or region to a location that doesn't require it. This number is only used for verification purposes.

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