Apple ID – How To Create, Recover and Delete From Your iDevices
Very often, when you unbox a new iPhone or iPad, one of the many things you are asked to do is to create an Apple ID. We’ve all heard about it, we’ve all had our fair share of confusions, yet new users often Google how to create a new Apple ID, how to recover an Apple ID, and other such questions related to it. In this blog, we lay out the entire sequence and how you can make the most of your Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad.
What is Apple ID?
When we’re using Apple devices or services, the first step of that journey begins with an Apple ID. That is basically your Apple account that you can use for almost everything; from logging in to your iCloud account, to getting to download applications from the App store, you can make the most of Apple’s extended services by simply making a free Apple ID.
An Apple ID is Apple’s way of authenticating your entry into the world of iOS and it can be your claim to keep all your data, photos, and contacts saved on your present and future Apple devices. It is of course free to create a new Apple ID and let’s go straight to that point.
How To Create a New Apple ID?
Basics first, people have this query ranked as one of the top 10 queries on Google and other search engines. It is, simply, “how to create a new Apple ID?”
Setting Up Apple ID for the First Time
when you’re setting up a new iPhone or iPad, you will get a prompt to sign in or create a new Apple ID. This means Apple provides you an option to use your existing or old Apple ID or to create a new one.
Most first-time users who are buying an iPhone or iPad for the first time will not have an existing Apple ID and will have to create a new one.
- At the Apple ID setup page, tap on ‘Create a new Apple ID’
- Enter the required information in the form that appears as a dropdown (includes your first name, middle name, surname, address, birthdate, and a couple of security questions for account backup)
- Enter your email address that you’ve setup for personal use.
Creating Apple ID from Settings
When you’ve skipped the part where they prompt you to create an Apple ID in the beginning, you can always come back to create it using your iPhone or iPad’s ‘Settings’. This can be done anytime when you need your Apple ID and you can still use a host of your device’s services without an Apple ID.
- Tap on Settings app
- Tap ‘Forgot Password’ or ‘Don’t Have An Apple ID’
- Tap ‘Create Apple ID’
Creating Apple ID from App Store
there’s one more way to create a new Apple ID and that is through the App Store of your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap on App Store app
- Tap on the Profile option on the top right of your screen
- Tap ‘Create Apple ID’ option
- Get Started
This section includes the ‘Setup Payment and Billing’ option for future payments of paid applications but you can choose the ‘None’ option if you’re unwilling to add your debit or credit card credentials on the App Store.
How To Recover Your Apple ID On Your iPhone or iPad?
Recovering or restoring the Apple ID is a process that’s like any other email id or account you may have made on a platform like Yahoo, Google or any social media application. The only thing is that Apple is very strict about its policies and failing to provide adequate information may take away the rights to log in your Apple ID.
Recovering Apple ID on Mac
You can always go to the browser of your Mac device and opt for a quick and hassle-free recovery. How?
- Choose the Apple Menu
- Go To ‘System Settings’ and tap ‘Sign In’ to sign in with your Apple ID
- Click on ‘Forgot ID or Password’ and do one of the two in the next process
- If you forget your Apple ID: click on ‘Forgot Apple ID’
- If you know your Apple ID: enter Apple ID, click on ‘Continue’ and follow the instructions
Recovering Apple ID on iPhone
If you want to find your Apple ID, which you don’t remember, on your iPhone then you can follow these steps:
- Tap Settings
- Go to ‘Password & Security’
- Change Password
- Follow the instructions
If you don’t have the credentials or a trusted device, you can go to the web using Safari and reset your Apple ID password via the search engine itself.
Turning on Two-Factor Authentication on Apple ID
After you create a new Apple ID, make sure you turn on Two-Factor Authentication to keep yourself in a secure position and to avoid the hassle of logging in every time. With 2FA only you will be able to log in and this 2015 provision from Apple is still a hit 8 years down the line.
- Open the Settings app
- Tap ‘Password & Security’
- Tap ‘Turn On Two-Factor Authentication’ and tap ‘Continue’
- Tap ‘Turn On Anyway’ if there is a prompt regarding compatibility with older device
- Check and enter the correct phone number you’re using
- Select ‘Text Message’ or ‘Phone’ option and proceed
- Enter Passcode
How To Delete Your Apple ID?
Now that we know how to recover an Apple ID using Mac and iPhone (on the browser), we can progress to the next step – deleting an Apple ID.
Follow these steps to delete or deactivate your Apple ID.
- Open web browser on your Mac, PC, or iPad
- Navigate to privacy.apple.com
- Enter Apple ID and Password
- Answer security questions or the 2FA prompt
- Tap ‘Continue’ on the Apple ID & Privacy page
- Under ‘Delete Your Account’ click ‘Get Started’
- Select a reason for deleting your Apple ID
- Before you turn your attention away, review the list of important things before deleting your account
- Review deletion Terms & Conditions
- Tick on the ‘Read & Agree’ box and click ‘Continue’
When you create a new Apple ID you start a process that is later sent to you as ‘account status’ after you delete your Apple ID. Choose how you want to get your account status before exiting the browser.
Important – when you’re about to delete your Apple decive ID, you will receive an access code. Keep this access code with you as it is the only legal way to prove you are the rightful owner of a specific Apple ID. Print, download, or write down the code that will be your ticket to get help from Apple Support in case you want to retrieve your data or change your mind after deleting your Apple ID and want to restore it.
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