Your Apple ID is the key to everything you do with Apple products and services, from the App Store to iCloud to Apple Music and more. So it’s important to use an Apple ID that’s yours and only yours, and take easy steps to keep it secure.
Create, manage, and use an Apple ID
Your Apple ID is the account you use to access Apple services like the App Store, Apple Music, iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, and more. And you can sign in to all Apple services with a single Apple ID and password.
You only need one Apple ID to access all Apple services. Before you create a new Apple ID, consider whether it might be better to continue using one you already have. Remember that you might not be able to move data or purchases from an old Apple ID to a new one.
Create your Apple ID
You can create your Apple ID when you set up a new device or sign in to iTunes or iCloud for the first time. You can also go to the Apple ID site and select Create Your Apple ID.
What you need:
- A valid email address to use as your Apple ID user name.
- A strong password.
- Your date of birth.
- Three security questions and answersto verify your identity. You can also use this information to reset your password.
Sign in with your Apple ID
Use the same Apple ID and password every time you’re asked to sign in to an Apple device or service.
- Sign in to iCloud to keep your personal content up to date on all your devices.
- Sign in to the iTunes, Books, and App Store to make purchases and access previous purchases.
- Sign in to iMessage and FaceTime with your Apple ID to talk and text with friends and family.
- Sign in with your Apple ID when you set up a new device.