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How to Change the Apple ID and Password

How to Change an iPod’s Apple ID and Password

Your Apple ID is used by Apple’s iPod Touch to identify you so that you may access your data, apps, and music and films purchased on any device. When you switch from one Apple ID to another, you lose access to all of these features. It’s no wonder, then, that Apple doesn’t make switching Apple IDs easy, though it can be done in a matter of minutes if you know where to look.

Make sure you don’t have any other options before generating a new Apple ID. In most cases, changing the information linked with your present Apple ID or resetting the device is a preferable option.

Changing the Information on Your Apple ID

In most circumstances, creating a new Apple ID isn’t essential or advantageous. You lose access to all of your business contacts, data, music, applications, movies, and all Apple services you subscribed to or purchased with your current ID when you create a new Apple ID. Data from other apps, like game scores and other information, is also linked to your Apple ID.

If your phone number or email address has changed, or if you’ve forgotten your password, you should preserve your current Apple ID and update the information linked with it. To do so, launch Safari and navigate to the Apple ID website. Sign in and choose the changes you want to make. You can reset your password from this website if you forget it.

You’ll be required to enter a new password at the Apple sign-in page the next time you switch on your iPod Touch, according to Apple Support.

On Your iPod, Using a Different Apple ID

If you’re sure you want to use a different Apple ID on your iPod Touch, go to Settings and do so.

On the Home screen, tap “Settings,” then tap your current Apple ID (usually your name). Select “Sign Out” from the options at the bottom of the page. Because the first popup claims you’re signing out of the Find My iPod Touch service, the process may appear deceitful. However, as this is only the first step, you should still enter your Apple ID password.

After that, you’re offered the option of backing up your data to iCloud, but you’re also advised that your data on the iPod Touch will be gone. Continue to follow the onscreen instructions. You’ll be signed out of the iPod Touch once you’ve finished.

If you’re not requested to sign in with an Apple ID right away after restarting your device, go back to Settings and hit the “Sign In” option at the top of the screen. As prompted, enter another Apple ID and password or create a new Apple ID.

Restoring the factory settings on an iPod Touch

Consider erasing your iPod Touch’s data and starting over if you’re giving it to someone or receiving one from someone else. Everything the previous owner installed has been wiped, and the device is in the identical condition as when it was first opened.

To wipe the iPod Touch, go to “Settings,” then “General,” then “Reset.” The iPod Touch will be returned to its factory settings. When prompted, enter your current Apple ID and password. The iPod Touch resumes after a few moments, and it walks you through the setup procedure just like it did when it was brand new.

Source: Editorial Times

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