How do change my apple ID on my iPhone 3?

Helen Guss August 24, 2012

I had to change my email as I switched service providers. I can’t seem to change my Apple ID on my iPhone and whenever I try to install an app it defaults to my old ID. Any suggestions?

  1. sajeel ibrahim
    December 25, 2012 at 10:36 am

    i need to get everythng on my apple i phone 3g the applications

  2. Katie Conway
    October 8, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Go to Settings > Store > Tap on the Apple ID > Tap Sign out > Tap Sign in > Use the preferred Apple ID

  3. Kavita Shah
    October 6, 2012 at 11:21 am
    they provide help also :P

  4. Andrew Wells
    September 20, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Go to Settings > Store > Tap on the Apple ID > Tap Sign out.
    Failing this, restore your iPhone!

  5. Gian Singh
    September 12, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    You have to do it on their website or in itunes i think search google for apple id change

  6. Jayaram
    September 7, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Go to itune on your iphone, scroll down and select the existing Apple ID. Then sign out from there and create your new Apple ID and username.

  7. Krishna Vallabhaneni
    September 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    settings - store - apple id - sign out - use existing apple id

    • Nok
      October 4, 2012 at 4:06 am

      yes...i did..but still asking for password of old apple id , please suggest !!!

  8. Andrew Wong
    September 1, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Changing your Apple ID will mean you will lose all your purchases because all of your purchases from the App atore are tied to your Apple ID.

    It is unfortunate that you used your email address as your Apple ID. Going forward, you should create a free Apple iCloud account that you can keep as your unchanging Apple ID. This way, you will never lose your App Store and iTunes purchases if you had to change your email address again.

  9. April Eum
    August 26, 2012 at 3:04 am

    you can go to APP STORE>scroll alllllll the way to the bottom>click apple ID (gives you multiple options "View Apple ID" "Sign Out" "iForgot"> click Sign out>click again to enter your currently using ID :)

    • Cherri
      November 17, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      April -I have read a lot of replies on how to change this on the Iphone. Yours was the only one that worked. Thanks so much.

    • Amy Conway
      December 7, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      Thank you, April...this worked for me, too! :)

  10. danielooi
    August 25, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    1. You need to delete those apps that is purchased by your previous Apple ID.
    2. You need to purchase those apps again with your new Apple ID.

  11. iVad3r
    August 24, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Go to Settings > Store > Tap on the Apple ID > Tap Sign out.

  12. luc moonen
    August 24, 2012 at 7:49 pm
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