Forgot your Apple ID email? Here is how to change it in no time

Here’s all you need to know if you forgot your Apple ID email.

Forgot your Apple ID email? Don’t be ashamed. It’s happened to the best of the best. You can easily change it. Any Apple user knows the actual importance of their ID. It’s used for accessing all your accounts. It helps track lost devices with Find My App. So, without your Apple ID email, you’re lost. No need to worry! 

If you’re panicking about whether you lost all your data, don’t. You can recover and change your Apple ID in no time. This will help you once again access your iTunes and iCloud services with just a few simple steps. Here is all that you need to know. But before we jump into the details, let’s discuss a couple of things. 

You only get one chance to create your unique Apple ID. So, you need to choose it wisely. Remember the login details. It just takes 5 minutes, and your Apple ID is ready to use. 

What is Apple ID?

Without an Apple ID, your smartphone is like a dummy phone. So, you need to create a login account to make everything work on your Apple devices. The same ID can be used on the App Store, iCloud, Apple Music, etc. 

Why do I need an Apple ID?

If you use an Apple device, you need an Apple ID. This ID allows you to access all the Apple services. Just note your password somewhere. That’s because, without an Apple ID, you won’t be able to download apps on your smartphone. But this isn’t it. It also restricts you from using FaceTime and iMessage. The two key features of an iPhone aren’t functional without an ID.

Where can I use my Apple ID?


Apple ID is important to access the following services and more:

  • App Store
  • Apple Music
  • iCloud
  • iMessage
  • FaceTime

How to change your Apple ID email?

It’s finally time to answer the much-awaited question. There might be many reasons you want to change your Apple ID email. The most common reason is that you want to use a new email address for security reasons. But whatever the reason, you can change your Apple ID email address easily. 

It won’t take more than 5 minutes. You have to take our word for it. Here is a simple step-by-step guide to changing your email address for a new Apple ID:

  1. You need to go to the Apple ID page appleid.apple.com and click the sign-in button. 
  2. You start by logging in to your Apple ID account using your current email address and password.
  3. Click the button and wait for the page to load. 
  4. It will lead you to Apple’s two-factor authentication. All you need to do is simply enter the pin.
  5. You go to the Apple ID account and click on the option to change your email address.
  6. Then, you need to enter the new email address you’d like for your Apple ID. 
  7. Before the change is finalized, you have to enter your current Apple ID password. 
  8. A verification code will be emailed to your newly entered email address. You can log in to your account and access it. 
  9. Enter the code on the Apple webpage and click continue. 

It’s as simple as this to change your Apple ID email address. You can check on your Apple devices whether the details are correct or not.

Source: Apple

Trouble Changing your Apple ID

If you face any trouble changing your Apple ID email address, you may have to wait a little while. Usually, users tend to make a new @icloud.com email address and try to change their Apple ID instantly. It takes around 30 days before you can do something of the sort. So, it’s best to try again later.  

In case your email address is already in use, then it’s not possible to change your current ID to it. Hence, you must double-check with your family if they use it for a different Apple ID. You may have to remove it from their account before using it again. 

The last instance to face difficulty is in the case your Apple ID is your phone number. You can’t change it to an email address. Thus, you’d have to create an entirely new account to use your email address.

Apple ID Emails Aren’t Forever

It’s a common misconception that Apple ID emails can’t be changed. But it’s the other way around. You can simply change it within a couple of minutes. So, don’t stress over it. But don’t forget your current ID details and password. Without those, you won’t be able to do much.


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