How can I change my iTunes ID?

There are several reasons you may want to change your iTunes ID.

Here are some reasons I can think of:

  1. You never signed up for the me.com account when it was not free. Now that iCloud is free, and you got a me.com account, you want that to be your primary login ID or email for iTunes.
  2. You want to use one account for purchasing apps and music that you can share with your family, but you want to keep a separate account for other apps like Calendar, Photos, etc.
  3. Your gmail account was your primary iTunes ID but with their new non-privacy policy, you want out. You no longer want to use google.

Well you are in luck. With the introduction of iCloud last year, Apple made a few changes to the account maintenance web site. Here is how you can easily change your iTunes ID.

Point your browser to https://appleid.apple.com.

Click on “Manage your account” and login. Select “Name, ID, and Email Addresses” in the navigation bar on the left. In the section called “Apple ID and Primary Email Address”, click the “Edit” link, and you are on your way.

Bonus: Update your name

Earlier changing your name was a nightmare. You may wonder why I would want to change my name. Trust me, there are times when errors happen. I had a client whose daughter’s name somehow showed up under Name. We eventually got Apple to correct it, but it was a big headache. Now you can edit your name, just as easily as you can edit your email or primary ID. It is available on the same  page.

Changes on  C

If you are a developer you can change your name and email ID (not the apple ID) from inside iTunes Connect. Here’s how.

  1. Login
  2. Select “Manage Users”
  3. Select “iTunes Connect User”
  4. Click “Edit Profile”
  5. Now you can make the changes you need to make.