Change your Apple ID

If you are no longer using the email address that's associated with your Apple ID, you can change it. You won’t lose access to your contacts, purchases or other account information.

How to change your Apple ID to a different email address

  1. Go to and sign in.
  2. In the Account section, choose Edit.
  3. Choose Change Apple ID.
    The website showing the Change Apple ID button.
  4. Enter the email address that you want to use. 
  5. Choose Continue.
  6. If you've changed your Apple ID to a third-party email address, check your email for a verification code, then enter that code. Find out what to do if you haven't received the email.
  7. If you use services like iCloud or Messages to share things with friends and colleagues, sign in to those services with your updated Apple ID.

If you can’t change your Apple ID

If you're trying to change your Apple ID to an email address that was created within the last 30 days, you will be asked to try again later.

If you see a message stating that the email address that you want to use isn't available or is already in use, check that you or a family member isn't already using that email address with a different Apple ID. If a family member is using that email address, remove it from their account, then try to use it. 

In some countries or regions, you can use your phone number as your Apple ID. But if your Apple ID is an email address, you won't be able to change it to a phone number.

If your Apple ID is a phone number

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