How to Change the Apple ID on an iPad

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Have you ever created a new Apple ID, but your old account still remains tied to your tablet? Or perhaps you share your iPad with your sibling or spouse and you don’t want their purchases being  charged to your account. Luckily you can easily change the Apple ID that’s associated with a device by following these simple steps. This guide will tell you how to change the Apple ID tied to  iTunes and App store purchases as well as the iCloud.

1. Navigate to the Settings menu. You can do this by tapping the Settings icon after unlocking your iPad.


2. Scroll down to the iTunes & App Stores option in the Settings Menu on the left hand side of the screen.


3. Press the Apple ID displayed at the top of the page under iTunes & App Stores. This will pull up a dialogue box with four options: View Apple ID, Sign Out, iForgot and Cancel. 

4. Select Sign Out to log out of the current Apple ID associated with the device. If you simply forgot your password, press iForgot. If you would like to view more information about the Apple ID currently signed in to the device, press the top option.


4. Enter the desired Apple ID and password after selecting Sign Out. If you’d like to create a new account, press the Apple ID button below it. Once you select the Apple ID you want associated with the device, it will automatically be linked to the iTunes and App Store.


5. Navigate down to iCloud in the Settings menu to change the Apple ID associated with your iCloud account. Press the Account field located at the top of the screen.


6. Enter the new Apple ID and password in the specified fields. Once this is done, the new Apple ID will be associated with your iCloud account.



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Author Bio
Lisa Eadicicco
Lisa Eadicicco, LAPTOP Staff Writer
Lisa has been reporting on all things mobile for since early 2013. When she’s not reviewing gadgets, she’s usually browsing patent databases or interviewing experts to track down the hottest tech trends before they even happen. Lisa holds a B.A. in Journalism from SUNY Purchase and has contributed to The International Business Times, The New York Daily News and Guitar World Magazine.
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  • Michelle Says:

    Thank you! I echo that in a few short minutes, I was able to change the iCloud account on my IPad, which I have been struggling over for a couple of days.

  • Maria vazquez Says:

    Hi Lisa I need help switching an account f one iPad to the other with deferents accounts how can I do it .ty

  • Fedor1993 Says:

    good job! excellent article!

  • Sean O'Sullivan Says:

    Well done, Lisa. keep up the good work.

  • leslie Says:

    the icloud thing doesn't work. just the itunes.

  • richard down Says:

    on reflecection same issue as Nancy . Apple id on Icloud dialog box remained greyed out and cant be changed

  • richard down Says:

    Thankyou thankyou thankyou. in 5 short minutes you have helped me solve what it took me weeks to puzzle over and over which apple were almost no help at all. To think it was all so simple in the end

  • Carole Says:

    Thank you for solving my problem changing my Apple ID on my iPad. I am sooooo grateful to you as it was a major headache for me until I found your awesome website.

  • Nancy Says:

    The first step worked with the itunes but thenext step to change the icloud account would not work.

  • Jan Says:

    TY. The "How to Change the Apple ID on an iPad" was so helpful to someone who is computer illiterate.

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    Cool koko