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

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

Your Apple ID is the account you use for everything you do with Apple: shopping the iTunes Store, signing in to iCloud, buying an app, using iMessage, and more. We recommend that you use the same Apple ID for all Apple features and services. If you want to change the email address associated with your Apple ID, sign in to My Apple ID to change your email address, then use these steps to update it in the services on your device.

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. In iOS 7 or earlier, tap Delete Account. 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'll need to sign back in to use Family Sharing.

  3. Choose Keep on My iPhone or Delete from My iPhone.
  4. Enter your password.
  5. Go to Settings > iCloud and enter your Apple ID and password.
  6. 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 resolve the issue.

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. Enter your Apple ID and password, then tap Sign In.

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. Enter your Apple ID and password, then tap Sign In.

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