Apple ID on iPhone

Need to make changes to your Apple ID? You can manage it on your iPhone!

Your iCloud account is used to keep your data stored in Apple's cloud storage service. It's also connected to your Apple ID, which is used to make online purchases using your iPhone and iPad. It's easy to change your contact info, shipping address, and password for your Apple ID. Here's how.

How to change your Apple ID contact info on iPhone and iPad

You can change your name, email address, phone number, or even your Apple ID picture right from your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap your Apple ID banner at the top.
  3. Tap your Apple ID picture to change the photo. You can take a photo or choose one from your Photo library.

    Tap Settings, then tap your iCloud banner, then tap your picture

  4. Tap Name, Phone Numbers, Email.
  5. Change your Apple ID nickname, email address, phone number, or birthdate. Only change your Apple ID phone number if it is no longer being used for iMessages and FaceTime.

    Tap Name, then change your info

You can also remove a secondary email address or phone number that you can be reachable at through iMessages, FaceTime and Game Center. Tap Edit next to "Reachable At," then remove an email address or phone number you don't want to be used with your iCloud account or Apple ID.

How to change your Apple ID password on iPhone and iPad

It's always a good idea to change your password on a regular basis. You don't have to go to appleid.apple.com to change it. You can change your password right on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap your Apple ID banner.

  3. Tap Password & Security.
  4. Tap Change Password to change your password.
  5. Tap Edit next to "Trusted Phone Number" to change or add a new phone number to send your verification code to for two-factor authentication.

When you change your password, you'll have to update this across all your devices that you are signed into your Apple ID with, so be sure to write it down for safe keeping.

How to change the security questions for your Apple ID

If you use two-step verification to add extra protection to keeping your Apple ID secure, you'll be asked to answer three questions that specifically relate to your personal life. If, for any reason, you think your security questions aren't safe enough, you can change them at appleid.apple.com.

Note: If you have two-factor authentication (not two-step verification) set up, you won't see the option to create or change security questions.

  1. Navigate to appleid.apple.com from a web browser.
  2. Enter your Apple ID and password.
  3. Click the arrow next to the password field.
  4. Click on Change Questions under Security Questions in the Security section.

    Log in with your Apple ID and password, then tap Change Questions

  5. Click Security Question 1, 2, or 3 to change the question.
  6. Enter the answer for each question into the answer field.
  7. Click Continue when you are done.

    Change your security questions and answers, then click continue

Don't forget the answers to these questions. You'll need them to sign in to your Apple ID on a new device.

How to change shipping and payment info for your iCloud account and Apple ID on iPhone and iPad

If you move or get a new credit card number, you'll want to change this information for your Apple ID so you can make online and iTunes purchases.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap your Apple ID banner.

    Tap Settings, then tap your iCloud banner

  3. Tap Payment & Shipping.
  4. Tap your credit card under Payment Method to change the registered information.
  5. Tap your address under Shipping Address to change the registered shipping information.

    Tap Payments and shipping, then change your information

This new payment and shipping information will be used for all Apple Pay purchases, as well as iTunes and App Store purchases.

Any questions?

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