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  1. #1
    Apple ID switching
    Entirely my fault, but any help getting me out of this will be appreciated.

    Had an Apple ID for years, no problem.Call it my Original ID.

    Bought an iPad, and for no good reason set up a new ID. My New ID.

    OK for a good while, until I wanted to start using iCloud to see docs on both Mac Mini and iPad.

    Now of course I need to have the same ID on both.

    Tried backing up/wiping the iPad, setting it up as a new device using my Original ID. Fine, linked to i.cloud. Then restored myiPad. Trouble was, of course, it restored my New ID, and thus cut off iCloud link.

    As I said, all my own silly fault.

    But is there a solution?

    Ta.

    Allen

  2. #2
    Your iCloud information is in the backup up info, so restoring it brings you back whatever Apple ID/apps/configuration you backed up. However, once finished, you can go into Settings, uncheck all the iCloud backup and then sign out of New ID. Now log into the Original ID and re-enable all the iCloud backup/links and things should be in sync.
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    Regards
    ...Ashwin


  3. #3
    Just tried that, but when I put in my Original ID it wouldn’t have it, saying that email was already in use by another Apple ID (which it is - me!)

    Or am I pressing the wrong buttons?

    A

  4. #4
    You are likely trying to create a new Apple ID (using the Original ID info) as opposed to logging into an existing one.
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    Regards
    ...Ashwin


  5. #5
    Not sure how else to do it as I want to end up with the SAME (Original) ID on both devices...

    Apple asks for a ‘new’ email, but if I put in a totally new one, I’ll be back at square one, i.e. having 2 different Apple IDs. Or am I missing something?
    Last edited by allen-uk; 05-02-2019 at 03:08 PM. Reason: further thought

  6. #6
    Assuming you are running a recent enough of iOS (I'm using my iPhone XS as reference), you click on Settings and you should see your Name on top in the left. Click on that, then on the bottom should be Sign Out assuming you are signed in. Then, you should have the ability to change the username and put in a password if I'm remembering correctly.

    If this isn't the case, perhaps you can take a screenshot and share so that we can better guide you.
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    Regards
    ...Ashwin


  7. #7
    Ashwin, I owe you!

    I’d never seen that ‘sign out’ button, and having pressed it, all fell into place.

    Not sure what, but if ever you need anything, please ask.

    Thanks again.

    Allen

  8. #8
    Awesome! When I visit the UK you owe me a pint or whatever the parlance is across the pond.
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    Regards
    ...Ashwin


  9. #9
    Apple ID switching
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    In the meantime, Allen; how about giving Ashwin the Thumbs Up and adding to his reputation. The beer can wait

    Ian
    Ian

  10. #10
    Apple ID switching
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    Awesome! When I visit the UK you owe me a pint or whatever the parlance is across the pond.

    Hey Ashwin, I hope Alan takes you up on your offer, but just in case you didn't know and a bit of a warning, most Brits tend to like their beer dark, hoppy and at room temperature or warmer!!!

    But I don't know if what they called Central Heating has improved from what it was some many years ago, but back in those days, the average was in the mid-sixties or below and was considered a normal temperature.

    I prefer to enjoy my Canadian type beer lighter and served colder just in case anybody was interested. ;-)



    - Patrick
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  11. #11
    I’ll certainly and willingly add to Ashwin’s thumbs-ups...

    As regards British drinking habits, I used to know a lot, but since I’ve been teetotal for 17 years I’m out of touch!

    Thanks for this forum - a lifesaver.

    Allen

  12. #12
    Apple ID switching
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    @Patrick,

    Most "beers" in the UK are now served chilled and from what I see, lager is more popular than the old traditional "ales".

    In many areas, wine has overtaken beer as the drink of preference.

    Houses are now "overheated" according to health experts, who also note that the rise in home temperature has correlated with a rise in chest infections and a decline in our immunity in general. I make no comment on that.

    Every modern home has central heating. What we lack, despite being in a temperate climate, is AirCon. Most cars have it by default, but as far as I know, houses are never built with AirCon & I've never been in one that had it.

    Ian
    Ian

  13. #13
    Apple ID switching
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    Every modern home has central heating. What we lack, despite being in a temperate climate, is AirCon. Most cars have it by default, but as far as I know, houses are never built with AirCon & I've never been in one that had it.
    AirCon is a must here in Texas, both in the home and auto. I can remember one evening when I was at work my wife called to say that the AirCon unit went out. I must have called around for an hour before I found a repair service that would come late in the evening to do the repairs. Expensive repair but it was well worth it. It was in the middle of Summer where the average temperature in our area is usually around 95F with high humidity.

  14. #14
    Apple ID switching
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    Most "beers" in the UK are now served chilled ...
    ... ... ...
    Every modern home has central heating. ...
    AirCon is a must here in Texas, both in the home and auto. ...

    Hmmm... It seems our living conditions here aren't too bad at all considering what some seem to go through.

    Even though we live in a temperate climate, we installed AC when we built 20 years ago, mainly for its heat pump capacities, we have needed and used the cooling side of it maybe a dozen times during some heat spells. But it is fairly expensive to run even with our moderate electrical costs that just seem to keep going up and up and up. Just like so many other things.

    The latest being regular gas prices that have shot up recently averaging $1.62cdn+/liter wich is close to $6.50+usd/us gallon if I did the math correctly!! That hurts!!!



    - Patrick
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  15. #15
    Apple ID switching
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    My maths aren't that good either, but using Mr Calculator, a gallon of petrol in the UK is equivalent to $7.20 USD.

    Ian
    Ian

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