Create and start using an Apple ID

Your Apple ID is the personal account you use to access all Apple services. With a single Apple ID and password you can shop the iTunes & App Stores, set up iCloud on all your devices, communicate with friends and family using iMessage and FaceTime, make a reservation at an Apple Retail Store, and much more.


Do you already have an Apple ID?

You only need one Apple ID to access all Apple services. Before your create a new Apple ID, consider whether it might be better to continue using one you already have. Keep in mind that you might not be able to move data or purchases from an old Apple ID to a new one.

If you aren't sure if you already have an Apple ID, we can help you find it. If your email address has changed, you can change the address you use for your current Apple ID to continue using it.

Create your Apple ID

To create your Apple ID, go to My Apple ID ( and select Create an Apple ID. Here's what you'll need:

You can also create your Apple ID when you set up a new device, or sign in to iTunes or iCloud for the first time.

Sign in with your Apple ID

Use your Apple ID and password anytime you're asked to sign in to an Apple device or service. Use the same Apple ID every time you sign in so that all your devices and services work together seamlessly. For example:

See a complete list of features and services that use your Apple ID.

Manage your Apple ID

Because your Apple ID is used across all your devices and services, it's important to keep your account information up to date. Simply sign in to My Apple ID ( any time to manage your account:

Help us protect your account

The security and privacy of your Apple ID is very important to us. Here are some things you can do to make sure your account remains private and secure:

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