Mac App Store: Sign in to the App Store

Sign in to the App Store
Sign in to the App Store

Before you can purchase or update an app from the App Store, you must sign in using an Apple ID, or create an Apple ID if you don’t have one.

An Apple ID uniquely identifies you in the iTunes Store, App Store, Apple Online store, iCloud, FaceTime, and other Apple services. It consists of an email address (for example, and a password. For additional information about Apple IDs, visit the Apple ID website.

Note:   Be sure that you use the correct Apple ID. To update an app purchased from the App Store, you must use the same Apple ID that was used when it was purchased. If you don’t have that Apple ID, you might need to buy the app.
  • Sign in with your Apple ID:
    Choose Store > Sign In, then enter your Apple ID information.
  • Create an Apple ID:
    Choose Store > Create Account. You can also choose Store > Sign In, then click Create Apple ID.
  • View account settings:
    Sign in, then choose Store > View My Account. Account settings include your Apple ID, billing information, and the nickname you use when you review apps. You can also view purchases that you’ve hidden.
  • Sign out:
    Choose Store > Sign Out.
Published Date: Jan 15, 2016
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