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.

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2. Choose your profile from the top of the menu.

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3. Scroll to the bottom and select Sign Out to log out of the current Apple ID associated with the device.

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4. You may have to enter your AppleID.

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5. Tap "Sign in to your iPad" and sign in with the new user.

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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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  • Joanne Withnall Says:

    These instructions worked perfect for my situation. Thanks as I had tried everything else.

  • Valorie Coyle Says:

    THis is NOT working! My father pretty much inherited that 2nd generation Ipad and I was the owner. I don't want it or need it. EVerything done on it has been done for years by him and now I have a new iphone and me being the "supposed owner" of that old ipad screwed up my whold setup of my new iphone

  • Admin Says:

    These instructions don't match what's on this iPad. Would all of you please be more specific about which version of which product of which update you're actually talking about, since every stinking one of them seems to be radically different from the rest & ultimately you waste our time following your instructions?

  • Dave Moyer Says:

    Two iPads linked together. I want to separate with different apple ids. When doing this, will the changed iPad lose it's place in all games apps?

  • Susan Says:

    My mother passed away. We need to change the user information on the iPad. We do not know what her Apple ID was. Can you please advise?

  • Jacqueline Says:

    My email remains greeted out and no options to change pop up please help

  • Mabel Erevelles Says:

    Each time I log on to my emails and FB acctt the appear and after a second they dis appear .I have been using this iPad since 2013 .

  • Dean Swift Says:

    "create new apple id" did not come up, I have given up for the time being.

  • Thaddeus Cassiday Says:

    If I change my account will it affect any of my current apps such as candy crush. I do not want my account tied in with my son but would still like to share purchases...

  • aakash shrama Says:

    Hi this is aakash from dubai.i have one apple i pad air.and this i pad i buy from my friend.when i buy it has been working and when i farmet it to delet old all data then this ipad has been diactived.when i try to put new apple id i see the display message that i should be put old apple id and password .which has i doesnt know.i dont know where is he is now?may be he is out of dubai.i dont have any contact number or anything .so in this case how can i put my own apple id and password to active ??please give me right way.i connect on i tune and its update but i cannt active this.

  • 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.

  • Moneer Says:

    Cool koko

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