How to Change iTunes Account Details Like Address and Email

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Changing iTunes Account Details

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Your iTunes account contains a lot of information about you: your address, credit card number, the country you live in, and the Apple ID that you use for purchases, which is your email address. You probably entered that information to your account when you bought your first Apple computer or mobile device and then forgot it was there, which is how it's supposed to work.

If you move, change credit cards, or make some other change that affects this information, you need to update your iTunes account so that it continues to work. The process you use to do this depends on what you need to edit and whether you use a computer or a mobile device. Changing your email address is trickier because it is your Apple ID.

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Edit Your Address and Payment Information on an iOS Device

 To edit the information in your iTunes account on an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad:

  1. Tap Settings on the Home screen.
  2. Tap iTunes & App Store.
  3. Tap your Apple ID at the top of the screen and select View Apple ID from the pop-up screen.
  4. Sign into your account when prompted to do so.
  5. Tap Payment Information. In the screen that opens edit credit card and address information.
  6. Tap Done.
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Change Your Apple ID Email Address and Password in iOS

If the day comes when you no longer have control of the email address that is your Apple ID, you'll need to change it. Before you change your email address, it is important that you sign out of every other Apple device and service that uses your current Apple ID.

If your current Apple ID uses an email address that ends in @me.com, @icloud.com or @mac.com, you might not be able to change your email address and the Change Email Address field will not be visible.

  1. Tap Settings on the Home screen.
  2. Tap iTunes & App Store.
  3. Tap your Apple ID at the top of the screen and select View Apple ID from the pop-up screen.
  4. Sign into your account.
  5. Tap Account. Enter your Apple ID, password and answers to security questions when prompted to do so.
  6. Click Edit and select Change Email Address.
  7. Enter the new information and wait for Apple to send a verification code to the new address. 
  8. Enter the verification code from the email.
  9. If you only want to change your password and not your email address, tap Security instead of Account at Step 5 and select Change Password. Enter the new information and tap Change.
  10. Sign back into all Apple devices and services with your new Apple ID or password.
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Edit Your iTunes Account Payment and Address Information on a Computer

Edit Your iTunes Account Payment and Address Information on a Computer

Open the iTunes program on your desktop or laptop computer. Depending on your operating system and iTunes version, you can log in to your account in one of three ways:

  • Go to iTunes Store and click the Account drop-down menu at the top of iTunes. If you're logged in, this menu shows your first name.
  • Select Account in the Quick Links section.
  • Select Account in the iTunes menu bar and click on View My Account.

Enter your Apple ID password when prompted to do so. You'll be taken to your main iTunes account screen, which contains all the basic information about you and your account.

To change the credit card you use for iTunes and App Store purchases, find the Payment Type row and click the Edit link on that row to open a new screen where you can enter new credit card information. Click Done. Similarly, change the billing address by clicking Edit in the Billing Address section

To change your country or region, which determines which country's version of the iTunes Store you access, click Change Country or Region. Unless you spend months at a time in another country, you probably won't ever need to change this setting. Follow the instructions on the next screen and click Done.

With those changes made, your new payment and address information is on file at iTunes, and you'll be able to continue to smoothly download content whenever you want.

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Change Your Apple ID Email Address and Password on a Computer

Your Apple ID is one of the most important and versatile accounts you have. You use it to access the iTunes and App Stores, it's your address for Messages and FaceTime, it's your iCloud login and more.

Your Apple ID username is an email address. When you replace that email address, your Apple ID changes. To replace your email address or to change your Apple ID password, follow these steps:

  1. In a web browser, go to https://appleid.apple.com
  2. Enter your Apple ID and password.
  3. Click Edit in the Account section to change your email address or Change Password in the Security section.
  4. Re-enter your login info and passwords. Answer security questions if prompted to do so.
  5. Enter the new information in the screen provided and click Save.
  6. Depending on your software version, you may receive a verification code email from Apple. If so, enter the verification code.

When you change your Apple ID email address or password, enter the revised information for every device and service that uses it, including iCloud, FaceTime, and Messages.

Related: If you've forgotten your Apple ID password, rather than needing to change it, you'll need to reset it. Learn how to do that here.