Apple ID Background
Apple ID is the main connection between a user and all the Apple services. Without it any Apple device is as good as dead. You have to have an Apple ID if you wish to use services like Facetime, App Store, iCloud, iTunes Store, iMessage and many others. It is like a personal account that gives a user access to the “i-world” (Please don’t google i-world).
Making an Apple ID is simple, it’s just like creating an e-mail account with some extra information. You will need to give your email address, choose a password (for sign-in) along with other information like security, contact and payment details. One Apple ID is enough to use on all your Apple devices. It helps the information and purchases synced across all your devices.
You will need your unique Apple ID every time you buy an item, or set up a new device. The best part about this system from Apple is synchronization, giving you the freedom to access all your information from any Apple device with your ID signed in on it.
A small piece of advice here would be not to share your Apple ID with anyone. Your ID contains all the personal information along with backups of photos, email and messages.
How to delete Apple ID
Some users (don’t know why) are not happy with their ID and want to get rid of it. Most of them want to create a new one. This is where it gets a little tricky as Apple doesn’t have a simple procedure that lets you delete your Apple ID but it does allow you to change your email associated with it. You cannot delete your Apple Id unless you make a strong case with their customer rep on phone. And even then it is really difficult for them to accommodate your request.
While you can’t delete the old one, you can create an alias or alternate ID.So, if you use the new ID and never use the old one, for all intents and purposes, the old one is deleted.Just ignore the old one…it’s like an old AOL address…gone and forgotten.
Sign into the My Apple ID portal and change the primary email address that it is associated with your Apple ID account. This technically won’t delete your account, but your main email address won’t be associated with it anymore.
Changing the email
The process is simple, just follow the steps below.
1- Sign out of iCloud from all your Apple devices.
2- Sign in using your current Apple ID on this page
3- Click “Edit” in the “Accounts”
4- Click “Change Email Address”
5- Enter the new email address and press “Continue”. Make sure you type it right as you will be receiving the verification code on this email address.
6- Fetch the email code and enter it in the required field.
It’s done! Remember that after you have updated the email, you need to sign in again to every Apple service & device. Similarly, you can also change your payment info, password, etc.
If you have accidentally forgotten your Apple-Id please follow the following directions from Apple to get access to your id.
Remove your Apple ID from iTunes on your computer. Before securing your ID, you’ll want to make sure you’ve removed it from iTunes completely.
- Click the Store menu in iTunes and select “View My Apple ID”.
- Click the “Deauthorize All” button. This will remove your Apple ID from any device that it is signed into.
- Click the “Manage Devices” button and remove all of your devices. This will stop automatic downloads.
Deleting your Apple ID
There is no official ways you can get rid of your Apple ID but here is what you can try.
Try calling Apple (1-800-MY-APPLE) and ask them to delete your ID from their system. This procedure has worked for some but we can’t guarantee that you will hear a positive reply from the representative. You can use this link to contact Apple Support as well.
You should also keep in mind that if you happen to succeed in deleting your ID, you should be ready to let go of all your purchases too. Every purchase you make from Apple is actually linked to your Apple ID and deleting it would mean losing all your purchases.