How to Update Apple ID Account Information

Get your payment info and address up to date

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Making sure the information in your Apple ID account is up to date is crucial. Your Apple ID contains a lot of information about you: your address, credit card, the country you live in, and ​your email address. You probably added that information to your account when you bought your first Apple computer or iPhone and then forgot it was there.

If you move, change credit cards, or make some other change that affects this information, you need to update your ​​Apple ID so that it continues to work correctly. How you go about updating your Apple ID depends on what you need to change and whether you use a computer or an iOS device.

If you've forgotten your Apple ID password, you'll need to reset it.

How to Update Apple ID Credit Card and Billing Address in iOS

To change the credit card used with Apple ID for all iTunes and App Store purchases on an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, follow these steps.

  1. Tap ​Settings on the Home screen.

  2. Tap your name at the top of the screen.

    Apple ID in iOS
  3. Tap Payment & Shipping.

    Payment & Shipping setting in iOS
  4. Enter the password for your Apple ID if you receive a prompt.

  5. Tap Add Payment Method to add a new card.

    Add Payment Method in iOS
  6. If you've added some cards to Apple Pay, they'll appear under Found in Wallet. Tap one of these if you want to add it to your Apple ID. Otherwise, tap Credit/Debit Card or PayPal under Payment Method to add a new payment method.

    Adding a new payment method to an Apple ID
  7. Enter the information for the new card you want to use: cardholder's name, card number, expiration date, three-digit CVV code, a phone number associated with the account, and the billing address.

    To use PayPal, tap that option, and follow the prompts to connect your account.

    Entering a new payment method to an Apple ID
  8. Tap Done.​ You'll return to the Payment & Shipping screen.

    Adding a new payment method to Apple ID
  9. Tap Add a Shipping Address and fill out the fields on the next screen to put a shipping address on file for future Apple Store purchases.​​

    Add shipping address on iOS
  10. Repeat this process to add any other cards you want on your Apple ID.

How to Update Apple ID Credit Card and Billing Address on Android

If you subscribe to Apple Music on Android, you can update the credit card used to pay for the subscription right on your device. Follow these steps:


  1. Open the Apple Music app.

  2. Tap the three-line icon in the upper-left corner.

  3. Tap your photo or name at the top of the menu.

  4. Tap ​View Account at the bottom of your profile.

  5. Tap Manage Membership.​

  6. Tap Payment Information​.

  7. Enter your Apple ID password, if asked for it.

  8. Add your new credit card number and billing address.

  9. Tap Done.

How to Update Apple ID Credit Card and Billing Address on a Computer

You can also use a Mac or PC to update the credit card on file in your Apple ID. Follow these steps:

You can also change this info through iTunes by selecting the Account menu ​​and then clicking ​View My Account.

  1. In a web browser, go to https://appleid.apple.com.

    Managing your Apple ID online
  2. Enter your Apple ID and password to sign in.​

    Managing your Apple ID online
  3. Scroll down to Payment & Shipping and click Edit.

    Edit Payment & Shipping online
  4. Enter a new payment method, billing address, or both. You can also enter a shipping address for future Apple Store purchases.

    Adding a credit card to Apple ID
  5. Click Save.​

    Adding a payment method to Apple ID online
  6. On this screen, you can also change your email address, Apple ID password, and other information.

How to Change Your Apple ID Email and Password in iOS (Third-Party Email)

The steps for changing the email address you use for your Apple ID ​depend on what kind of email you used to create the account originally. ​If you use an Apple-supplied email, skip to the next section of this article. If you use Gmail, Yahoo, or another third-party email address, follow these steps:

  1. Stay signed in to your Apple ID on the iOS device you want to use to change your Apple ID.

    Sign out of every other Apple service and device that uses the Apple ID you're changing, including other iOS devices, Macs, Apple TVs, etc.​

  2. Tap Settings on the Home screen.

  3. Tap your name at the top of the screen.

  4. Tap Name, Phone Numbers, Email.

  5. Tap Edit in the Reachable At section.

  6. Tap the red - icon next to the email used for your current Apple ID. ​

  7. Tap Delete.​

  8. Tap Continue.

  9. Enter the new email address you want to use for your Apple ID.​

  10. Tap Next to save the change.

  11. Apple sends an email to the address you just changed your Apple ID to. Enter the verification code contained in the email.

  12. Sign in to all Apple devices and services using the new Apple ID.​

How to Change Your Apple ID Email and Password on a Computer (Apple Email)

If you use an Apple-supplied email (icloud.com, me.com, or mac.com) for your Apple ID, you can only change to another one of those email addresses. The new email you use also needs to be associated with your account already. Here's what you need to do:​

  1. In a web browser, go to https://appleid.apple.com and enter your Apple ID and password to sign in.

  2. Click Edit in the Account section.

    Changing Apple ID online
  3. Click Change Apple ID.​​

    Changing Apple ID
  4. Type the email address you'd like to use with your Apple ID.

    Changing Apple ID online
  5. Click Continue.​​​

    Entering a new Apple ID online
  6. Click Done.

    Changing Apple ID online
  7. Make sure that all of your Apple devices and services like FaceTime and iMessage are signed into the new Apple ID.

This process also works for changing Apple IDs that use third-party email address using a computer. The only difference is that in step 5, you can enter any email address, and you'll need to verify the new address via an email Apple sends to you.