How to change Apple ID on iPad: Have you bought a second-hand iPad from a relative or friend who left their Apple ID set up on the device and want to replace it? Do you want to change the account in use on the tablet of the “bitten apple” and replace it with another one in your possession without having to activate iOS again? Nothing could be simpler, just ask … me!
So follow the instructions I am about to give you and you will find out how to change Apple ID on iPad in no time at all by replacing the account configured on iCloud, iTunes Store, App Store, Messages and FaceTime. I assure you that, contrary to what you think, it is an extremely easy and quick procedure to complete.
Then? How about finally putting the chatter aside and starting to get busy? Yup? Great. Position yourself comfortably, grab your iPad and immediately start concentrating on reading this tutorial of mine entirely focusing on the subject. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell yourself very happy and satisfied with what you have learned. Ah, I almost forgot: if I encounter problems in putting my instructions into practice or new “headaches” arise, at the end of the article I have also added a passage entirely focused on how to contact Apple assistance which I think could be useful in such circumstances.
What to do before changing Apple ID on iPad
To be able to change the Apple ID in use on your iPad, there are some preliminary operations that you should do so that you can carry out the operation in question quickly and painlessly. Let’s see immediately which ones.
Request the archive with all the data
The first thing I invite you to do before putting into practice the steps to change Apple ID on iPad, is to download a copy of the data you have saved so far on your “cloud”, assuming that the account currently in use on the tablet and that you want to disconnect yours (otherwise it recommends the implementation of the aforementioned procedure to the rightful owner).
To do this, connected to the Apple website , log in to your account and request the archive with all your data by first clicking on the Continue button and then on the Start link relating to the item Get a copy of the data . On the page that opens, choose the data to download by putting the check mark next to them and press the Continue button to proceed. The data that can be downloaded are as follows.
- App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store and Apple Music activities.
- Apple ID account and device information.
- Apple Online Store and Apple Store activities.
- AppleCare support history, repair requests, and more.
- Game Center Activities.
- Reading list and iCloud bookmarks.
- ICloud calendars and reminders.
- ICloud contacts.
- ICloud Notes.
- Report a problem in Maps.
- Subscriptions to commercial promotions, downloads and other activities.
- Other data.
- ICloud files and documents.
- iCloud Mail.
- ICloud Photos.
Then use the drop-down menu displayed to choose the size to assign to each archive with the files to download ( 1, 2, 5, 10 or 25 GB ) and click Complete the request to start the creation. When the archive is ready, you will receive an email from Apple.
In the meantime, you can access this web page , log in to your account and click on the item See details which is in the right sidebar, under the heading Data request in progress , to obtain an estimated date for the delivery of the file.
Other preliminary operations
Downloading a copy of the data relating to the iCloud account used is not the only preventive operation that can be useful in such a circumstance. Another thing I suggest you do is to make sure that you actually have an Apple ID with which you can replace the one currently used on the device. If you don’t already have one, you can create it right away by following my instructions on what to do that I provided you in my tutorial dedicated to how to create an Apple ID.
Having become aware of this, I advise you to make sure, if the Apple ID currently in use on the tablet is yours and you want to replace it without losing the data saved on it via your iPad, to make a backup . If you do not know how to do the operation in question, you can rely on my tutorial focused on how to perform iPad backup, through which I have dealt with the topic in great detail.
If, on the other hand, the iPad you are using has been given to you by a relative or a friend and this has forgotten to restore it or even worse to disconnect its associated Apple ID, I invite you to get in touch with the contact person, to notify him of this and ask him to arrange a meeting to allow him to type, at the appropriate time, the password of the relative account in order to be able to log out.
Eventually, it is also possible to act remotely, using the iCloud.com website . In this case, however, it will be necessary to initialize the tablet, as disconnecting from the Apple ID alone is not feasible. Find more details on what to do in my tutorial dedicated to how to find my iPad.
Log out of your Apple ID
Performed the preliminary operations above, the first fundamental step you must take to be able to change the Apple ID on your iPad is, regardless of the reasons, to log out from the account currently in use on iCloud , iTunes Store , App Store , Messages and / or FaceTime . Let’s see immediately how to do it.
As for iCloud, first of all affirm your Apple-branded tablet, unlock it, access the relevant home screen and tap the Settings icon (the gear -shaped one ). In the screen that you will see appear at this point, presses on the name of the user currently logged in to iCloud from the device at the top.
Now, scroll down the right side of the screen, locate the item Exit , press on it and then type the password of the Apple ID used in the appropriate field that you see appear on the display. Then click on Disable to confirm your choice.
Keep in mind that by starting the procedure just indicated and therefore exiting iCloud on the iPad, the logout from the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage and FaceTime is also performed automatically. If you want, you can continue to use the services in question separately, by logging in again, as I explained to you in detail in the next step, when I showed you how to verify that access with the other account has been also carried out for the latter.
From the iTunes Store and App Store
If you then want to change the Apple ID on your iPad only on the iTunes Store and App Store, instead of carrying out the above steps you must access the iOS Settings section by pressing the relevant icon on the home screen, select the words iTunes Store and App Store in the part left of the displayed screen, press on the Apple account indicated at the top right and select Exit . That’s all!
From Messages and FaceTime
To disconnect from Messages and FaceTime only, you have to press the Settings icon on the home screen, then on the FaceTime item on the left side of the screen displayed, on the Apple ID in use at the top right of the screen and on the item Exit in the menu that appears.
Sign in with the new Apple iD
Once logged out, to log in with the new Apple ID on your iPad, all you have to do is press the Settings icon on the tablet home screen, click on the item Log in on [name iPad] at the top, type the Apple ID and the password associated with it in the fields that appear on the screen and press on the item to log in .
If the Apple ID you intend to use turns out to be protected with two-factor authentication, you will also be asked to enter your six-digit verification code in order to complete the login.
At this point I would say that you can finally feel satisfied, you managed to change Apple ID on iPad! Hurray! Before singing victory, however, I advise you to check that the access with the new ID has actually been performed also on the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage and FaceTime, if, clearly, you are interested in using these services.
As for the iTunes Store and App Store, go to the iOS Settings , press the iTunes Store and App Store item on the left and verify that the Apple ID shown at the top right is the one you just logged in with. on iPad.
If no Apple ID is reported, presses on Log in , type your email address and password and step back on Log in . If, on the other hand, the Apple ID in use is different, first perform the steps I indicated in the previous step.
As for Messages and FaceTime, always access the iOS Settings section , press on the FaceTime item on the left side of the screen and check that the Apple ID shown at the top right is the one with which you have just logged in on iPad.
Even in this case, if no Apple ID is reported, click on the word Sign in at the top right and then enter the email address and password of your account. If, on the other hand, the Apple account used is different, you must first log out of it as I indicated in the previous step.
In case of further doubts or problems
Did you follow my instructions on how to change Apple ID on iPad but some hitch has arisen in the course of work that you do not know how to solve? Is there anything to do that is not yet clear to you and you would like more details? Do you have some other kind of problem with your iPad? If this is the case, I recommend that you contact Apple Customer Service .
You can succeed in various ways, those that you find indicated and explained below. They are all equally valid. Feel free to choose what you think can do for you.
- By phone – Call toll-free 800 915 904 and follow the instructions of the recorded voice. You can call (free of charge) from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 to 19:45.
- Through the Apple site – Connect to the appropriate page for online support on the Apple site, click on the iPad icon and follow the procedure proposed to indicate the type of problem encountered and to receive help on what to do.
- Through the Apple Support app – Download the Apple Support app on your iPad or other iOS device, start it, connect to your Apple account, select your iPad from the list of devices for which to get support and you will see a list with various items. Select the one you are interested in and follow the relevant on-screen instructions.
- Via Twitter – Write to the @AppleSupport account by sending him a tweet or a DM and specifying the problems encountered. Apple will get back to you shortly.
- Via the Apple Store – Go to an Apple store in person and ask for support. You can consult the list on this Internet page , to find out where the one closest to you is located.
If you think you need more details about the above practices, you can read my post dedicated to how to contact Apple through which I have dealt with the subject in great detail