Sign in with your Apple ID

Your Apple ID is the account that you use to access all Apple services and make all of your devices work together seamlessly.

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Use the same Apple ID every time and everywhere that you sign in to:

  • Use Apple services like the App Store, iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, and more.
  • Use Apple apps or subscriptions, like Apple Music or the Apple TV app, on some third-party devices.
  • Shop online at
  • Use a Sign in with Apple button on an app or website.

If you use any of these apps, services, or features, you already have an Apple ID and don't need to create a new one. You're ready to sign in.

When you sign in to the App Store and other media services for the first time, you might need to add a credit card or other payment information. You can’t sign in to the App Store and other media services with more than one Apple ID at the same time, or update the content you buy with a different Apple ID. Depending on how you created your Apple ID, you might be prompted to upgrade to two-factor authentication on an eligible device. 

Sign in when you set up your new device

When you turn on and set up your new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, you’ll see a message to sign in with your Apple ID. After you sign in, all of the Apple services on your device will set up automatically.

If you need help with your Apple ID or password

If you aren’t sure what your Apple ID is, look it up by entering the full name and email address associated with your Apple ID.* If you forgot your Apple ID or password, we can help you find it or reset it. To manage your Apple ID, including updating trusted phone numbers and devices or changing a payment method, use the Settings app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, System Preferences on your Mac, or sign into your Apple ID account page

* If your mobile phone number is your Apple ID, you might not be able to look up your Apple ID.

If you already set up your device

Sign in on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Sign in to your [device].
  3. Enter your Apple ID and password.
  4. If prompted, enter the six-digit verification code sent to your trusted device or phone number and complete sign in.

Sign in on your Apple Watch

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap General, then tap Apple ID.
  3. Sign in with your Apple ID and password.
  4. If prompted, enter the six-digit verification code sent to your trusted device or phone number and complete sign in.* 

* If you are already signed in to iCloud on the iPhone paired with your Apple Watch, you will automatically be signed in to that Apple ID. 

Sign in on your Mac

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences.
  2. Click Sign In.
  3. Enter your Apple ID and password. 
  4. If prompted, enter the six-digit verification code sent to your trusted device or phone number and complete sign in.

Sign in on macOS Mojave or earlier

If you're using macOS Mojave or earlier, sign in to all of your Apple services separately with the same Apple ID.

  • iCloud: Go to System Preferences > iCloud. Enter your Apple ID and password. Click Sign In.
  • iTunes & App Store: Go to iTunes > Account > Sign In. Enter your Apple ID and password. Click Sign In.
  • iMessage: Go to Messages > Preferences > Accounts. Enter your Apple ID and password.
  • FaceTime: Open FaceTime and enter your Apple ID and password. Click Sign In.

Sign in on Apple TV

  1. From the Home screen, choose Settings.
  2. Then choose Users and Accounts and select Add New User…
  3. Select Enter New…, then follow the on screen instructions.

Learn about a few of the services that you can use with your Apple ID on Apple TV.

If you use two-factor authentication on an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation), you might need to enter a verification code with your password. Learn how to get a verification code.

Sign in with Apple on apps and websites

If you see a Sign in with Apple button on a participating app or website, it means you can use your existing Apple ID to set up an account and sign in quickly and easily. Learn how to use Sign in with Apple.

Sign in on a third-party device

You can use your Apple ID on some third-party devices to sign in to Apple services, like Apple Music, the Apple TV app, and more. On a PC, you can sign in to iCloud for Windows to access photos, documents, and bookmarks, or iTunes for Windows for music, movies, and TV shows. 

Depending on your device, you might need to use an app-specific password.

Do more with your Apple ID account page and

To view and manage your Apple ID account details on the web, sign in to You can also see your purchase history for the App Store or iTunes Store. 

If you want to access your photos, videos, documents, notes, contacts, and more, you can sign in to You can also find your friends, family, or missing devices on Learn more about which features are available on your device

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