Sign in with a different Apple ID on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Use these steps to change the Apple ID that you use with services like Game Center, FaceTime, iCloud, Messages, or the iTunes, iBooks, and App Store.

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

If you're no longer using the email address associated with your Apple ID, you can change the email address that you use as your Apple ID, then use the steps below to update it in the services on your device. If you forgot your Apple ID, there are a few ways to find it.

iCloud

  1. Tap Settings > iCloud on your iOS device. If you see the option to sign in, you can change your Apple ID now.
  2. Scroll down and tap Sign Out. 
  3. Tap Sign Out again to confirm. After you sign out of iCloud, you might not be able to access some of your data that's stored in iCloud until you sign in again. If you're part of a family, you need to sign back in to use Family Sharing.
  4. Choose Keep on My iPhone or Delete from My iPhone when you're asked what you want to do with your iCloud data. 
  5. Enter your password to sign out. 
  6. Go to Settings > iCloud and enter your Apple ID and password.
  7. Tap Sign In.

If you updated your Apple ID email address and your device repeatedly asks for the password to your previous Apple ID, you can temporarily change your Apple ID to sign in.

iTunes, iBooks, and App Store

  1. Tap Settings > iTunes & App Store. 
  2. Tap your Apple ID. If you see the option to Sign In, you can change your Apple ID now.
  3. Tap Sign Out.
  4. Go to Settings > iTunes & App Store.
  5. Tap Sign In, then enter your Apple ID and password.

If you changed your Apple ID to share content with a family member or because you have multiple Apple IDs, try Family Sharing instead. With Family Sharing, you can link your family's Apple IDs into a group that can share purchases, photos, and more.

 

Messages

  1. Tap Settings > Messages.
  2. Tap Send & Receive. 
  3. Tap your Apple ID, then tap Sign Out.
  4. Tap Use your Apple ID for iMessage.
  5. Enter your Apple ID and password, then tap Sign In.

FaceTime

  1. Tap Settings > FaceTime.
  2. Tap your Apple ID, then tap Sign Out.
  3. Tap Use your Apple ID for FaceTime.
  4. Enter your Apple ID and password, then tap Sign In.

Game Center

  1. Tap Settings > Game Center. If you see the option to sign in, you can change your Apple ID now.
  2. Tap your Apple ID, then tap Sign Out.
  3. Tap Sign In, then enter your Apple ID and password. 

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FaceTime is not available in all countries or regions.

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