How to Switch Apple ID’s on your iPad or iPhones?

If you have got an Apple device recently, then you must have realized by now that your Apple ID is your ticket to your Apple ecosystem, including all the services like Apple TV, Apple Music, apps, iTunes, etc.

Now, there will be times, when you would definitely wish to possess multiple Apple ID’s just like every other interface in order to switch to keep your personal uses (like maintaining contacts, downloads, videos, etc.) and professional tasks (like, editing files, sending emails, etc.) totally separate.

Fortunately, Apple allows users to do that.

What Exactly Happens when you Switch Apple ID’s?

When you switch between Apple IDs on your iPhone or iPad, most of your contents will remain, for instance, calendars, contacts, photos, videos, apps, books, music, subscriptions, etc.

But updating apps or services will be a problem if you are logged into a different iTunes of App store than the one you purchased them on.

There is a hack to it. While you are signed in to a different Apple ID, you are allowed to merge the contents present on your Apple device with the iCloud server associated with the new Apple ID. So make sure to save your contents from your previous account on your iPhone or iPad before signing in to the new ID. Once you are signed in to the new ID, merge your contents from your device to iCloud, and you are ready to go.

The article will proceed in two parts.

#1: How to sign out of your current Apple ID?

Step 1. Firstly, launch your “Settings” app.

Step 2. Tap on your “Apple username ID” at the top left corner.

Step 3. In the new Window, scroll down and tap the “Sign-out” button.

Step 4. Tap “Sign out of iCloud” if you have got a separate account for your iCloud, iTunes, etc. or else switch to the next step.

Step 5. Type the “Apple ID password” of your current account.

Step 6. Tap the “Turn off” button from “Find my iPhone”.

Step 7. Ensure, that you toggle on the option which allows you to save data locally on your device. So that when you switch to the new Apple ID, you will be able to merge your contents with your new Apple ID.

Step 8. Finally, tap “Sign out” two times to confirm that you really wish to “Sign out”. They need to be sure, you know.!@@.@#!#..

You are done for now. Get to the new part now.

#2: How to Sign in with a different Apple ID?

Step 1. Open the “Settings” app and go to the “Sign in to your iPad (or iPhone)” option and tap it.

Step 2. Select the “Email” option and enter the exact email ID which is associated with your new Apple ID.

Step 3. Enter the already created password for the latest account.

Step 4. Tap the “Merge” option while shown to merge all your device’s contents with the new ID server, or just select the “Don’t Merge” option to avoid it.

Lo! you are done……


As you can see, switching Apple ID on Apple devices is pretty simple, provided that you remember the passwords for the accounts. For extra security measures, make sure to use 2FA verification to avoid any technical mayhem.

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