How To Change Apple ID On iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch

If you are using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, then you already knew that Apple ID is required to make any purchase in the App Store or iTunes Store.

You also need to link the Apple ID account to your iPhone, iPad or iPod to use services from Apple, such as sending or receiving iMessages and FaceTime calls, sending or receiving Mail with a specific email account (, or, making backups to iCloud, purchase apps, songs & videos from the Apple Store or iTunes Store.

Apple Services

By default, when you activate a new iPhone, iPad or iPod touch; Apple asks you to provide an Apple ID account to activate your iOS device. This ID also links to the device as a default account and use to track the device with “Find My iPhone”, or lock the device when someone stolen it (or get lost).

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Please note: If someone knows your Apple ID and password, they could access to it, change the password and lock your iOS device permanently. You will not able to use your iPhone (or iPad, iPod touch) anymore. So, don’t share the Apple ID account and password with anyone you don’t trust.

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How To Change Apple ID In iOS Devices

If you don’t remember the password of the current Apple ID account, you can register a new account and replace it.

You can easily do it directly on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Firstly, go to Settings > iTunes & App Store.

Click on the Apple ID account and select “Sign Out”.

How To Change Apple ID Account

Next, tap on “Sign In” and enter your new Apple ID to log in.

To completely remove the old Apple ID account from your device, go to Settings > iCloud. Scroll down to the end of the screen and click on “Sign Out” button.

Remove Apple ID Account

After that, use the new account to log in and your iPhone will use this new Apple ID account for all services.

If you want to create new Apple ID account or just forgot your password, visit here to get a new one.

Apple ID Account

We would suggest you to enable the “two-step verification” on your account to protect it. Apple will ask you to verify via a few ways before grant access to the account.

Apple ID two-step verification

After reading this article, you will know how to change Apple ID account on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. If you have any question about this article, let us know.