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What Is an Apple ID? Should I share it?

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This video from Apple is great, so I thought I’d share here. Apple’s Apple ID can get confusing. What is it? Why do I need it? Can I share it with my children or spouse?

Let’s start out with it is NOT an email address. it is an account that uses one of your email addresses to sign you in to your Apple ID account with Apple. This account gives access to services like the App Store, Apple Music, iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, and more. You can even use your Apple ID to recover your Ma’s password. Apple also uses your Apple ID email address to send you information about your account, and to help friends and family communicate and share with you. You can use an Apple email address, such as a ,icloud, .me, or .mac for this account, or mostly any other email address including Google or AOL.

Your Apple ID is the key to everything you do with Apple products and services, from the App Store to iCloud to Apple Music and more. So it’s important to use an Apple ID that’s yours and only yours, and take easy steps to keep it secure.


In short…. it is the key to everything Apple. You only need one, and you should not share it. It is not an email address, but it uses one of your for access.

Here are a few more links to help.

Hope that helps! If you have any questiosn, do not hesitate to ask.

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