How to Change Apple ID on iPhone (15), iPad, or Mac (Sonoma)

Cassie
Last updated: Dec 8, 2023
Summary: If you want to change Apple ID on your iPhone/iPad/Mac and use a different Apple ID email address, you can check the detailed guide in this post. If you want to switch to a different Apple ID account, just sign out and sign in with the new Apple ID.
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Can I Change My Apple ID?

Yes. If you stop using the email address associated with your Apple ID and want to change to another email address, you can change the Apple ID email.

How to Change Apple ID on iPhone (15) or iPad

To change the Apple ID email address on your iPhone or iPad, you can follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap your Apple ID with your profile name and picture at the top to open your Apple ID account settings.
  3. Tap Name, Phone Numbers, Email.
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  4. Tap the Edit icon next to “Contactable At”.
  5. Tap the “-” icon next to the current email address and tap Delete to remove the old Apple ID email address.
  6. Then you will be asked to choose another email address to use as your Apple ID. Enter the new email address and tap Continue.
  7. A verification email will be sent to the new email address. Open the email and enter the verification code to change your Apple ID email address.

How to Change Apple ID on Mac (Sonoma/Ventura)

To change the email address associated with your Apple ID on your Mac, you can use a web browser to change your Apple ID online. Check the steps below.

  1. Open a web browser on your Mac computer.
  2. Go to appleid.apple.com and click the Sign In button.
  3. Enter your Apple ID email and password to sign in to your Apple ID account.
  4. Click the Sign-In and Security option on the left.
  5. Select Apple ID in the right window.
  6. Enter a new email address to use as your Apple ID and click Change Apple ID. A verification code will be sent to this email address.
  7. Enter your current Apple ID password and click Continue.
  8. Enter the Apple ID verification code you received and click Continue to change your Apple ID email.

How to Switch to Another Apple ID on Mac or iPhone

If you want to use a different Apple ID on your device but not changing the Apple ID email, you can just sign out and sign in with another Apple ID. Check the detailed instructions below.

On Mac:

  1. Click the Apple logo and select System Settings.
  2. Click Apple ID in the sidebar.
  3. Click Sign Out to sign out of Apple ID.
  4. Sign in with a new Apple ID.

On iPhone or iPad:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Apple ID at the top.
  3. Scroll down to select Sign Out.
  4. Sign in to your iPhone or iPad with a different Apple ID.

Things to Know about Changing Apple ID

  1. You won’t lose access to your contacts, purchases, or other account information if you change the email address of your Apple ID.
  2. Make sure to have access to the new email address associated with your Apple ID since it will require verification.
  3. Changing your Apple ID email will sign out of all devices linked to your Apple ID. You need to sign in again with the new credentials.
  4. If you have some subscriptions associated with your Apple ID, make sure to update the information after changing the Apple ID email.
  5. If you have turned on Find My on your device, you need to disable it first before changing Apple ID email.
  6. If you use your Apple ID email address for contact, you may inform your contacts that your email has been changed.
  7. If you use a third-party email address for your Apple ID, you can easily change the email. However, if your Apple ID email address ends with @icloud.com, @me.com, or @mac.com, you can’t change the Apple ID email.
  8. If you intend to switch to another Apple ID account, you should back up important data like photos, documents, contacts, etc., especially if you use some iCloud services.
  9. Your Apple ID is used to access all Apple products and services. If you use Apple ID for services like Apple Music, Apple TV, etc. it may affect your access to these services. Check the terms of those services before you change your Apple ID. Still, your App Store and iTunes purchases may also be affected. You may need to re-download some apps.
  10. If you use iCloud to store data, make sure to download any important information before you change your Apple ID to avoid data loss.

5 Tips to Fix “Can’t Change Apple ID on iPhone or Mac”

Tip 1. Sign out of the Apple ID, restart your device, and try again.

Tip 2. If you try to change your Apple ID email to an @icloud.com email address which is newly created, you should do it after 30 days.

Tip 3. If it says the email address is already in use, you may change another email address.

Tip 4. If you use an email address as your Apple ID, you can’t change it to a phone number.

Tip 5. Ask Apple Support for help.

Conclusion

This post mainly introduces how to change Apple ID email to another email address on iPhone/iPad or Mac. If you want to switch to a new Apple ID, the guide is also included.

Cassie

Cassie has been writing about technology for her entire career life - over 10 years. She enjoys diving into how Apple products work and then breaking it down in a way that anyone can understand.