How to Change Apple Id on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Changing your Apple ID on your Mac is a simple process that can be done in a few easy steps. Whether you want to update your contact information or switch to a new email address, this tutorial will guide you through the process.

Step 1: Open System Preferences

To begin, click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences” from the drop-down menu. Alternatively, you can use the shortcut by pressing Command + Spacebar to open Spotlight Search, then type “System Preferences” and hit Enter.

Step 2: Access Your Apple ID Settings

In the System Preferences window, locate and click on the Apple ID icon. It should be represented by a blue icon with an apple logo.


If you are using an older version of macOS (OS X), you may find the Apple ID settings under the “iCloud” or “iCloud Settings” icon in System Preferences.

Step 3: Sign In to Your Apple ID Account

If you are not already signed in, you will need to do so now. Click on the “Sign In..” button and enter your current Apple ID email address and password in the pop-up window that appears. Once entered, click “Sign In”.


If you have forgotten your password or need assistance with signing in, click on “Forgot?” located below the password field.

Step 4: Change Your Apple ID

After signing in, you will be directed to the Apple ID settings page. Here, you can make various changes to your account details. To change your Apple ID, click on the “Overview” tab located at the top of the window.


The “Overview” tab may be labeled differently depending on your macOS version, such as “Name, Phone Numbers, Email” or “Account Details“.

Step 5: Edit Your Apple ID

In the Overview section, you will see your current Apple ID email address. To change it, click on the “Edit.” button next to your email address.


If you want to change other account details such as name or phone number, you can do so by clicking on the “Edit.” button next to each respective field.

Step 6: Enter Your New Email Address

In the pop-up window that appears, enter your new email address in the field provided. Make sure it is a valid and active email address that you have access to.

Step 7: Verify Your New Email Address

To ensure that you have entered a valid email address and to complete the process of changing your Apple ID, Apple will send a verification code to your new email. Check your inbox for an email from Apple and enter the verification code in the designated field.


If you cannot find the verification code email in your inbox, check your spam or junk folder. If it is still not there, click on “Resend” to request another verification code email.

Step 8: Save Your Changes

After entering the verification code, click on the “Save” button to save your new Apple ID email address.

Step 9: Sign Out and Sign In Again

For the changes to take effect, you will need to sign out of your Apple ID account and sign back in using your new email address. To do this, go to the Apple menu once again and select “Log Out“. Once logged out, log back in using your new Apple ID credentials.


If you are using iCloud services such as iCloud Drive or iCloud Photos, make sure to check the box labeled “Keep a copy of my iCloud data on this Mac” when prompted. This will ensure that your data is not removed from your Mac during the sign-out process.

Congratulations! You have successfully changed your Apple ID on your Mac. Your new email address is now associated with your Apple ID, allowing you to access all of Apple’s services and features with ease.

Remember to update any other devices or accounts that use your previous Apple ID email address to avoid any issues with syncing or accessing your data.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of changing your Apple ID on a Mac. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to Apple’s support team for further guidance.

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