What is an Apple ID? — Apple Support

Your Apple ID is
your personal account for the entire Apple universe. With one account, you can access all of Apple’s
products and services, like iCloud, the App Store,
and a lot more. That means you’ll have
the best experience with your Apple devices
and services if you use just one Apple ID and don’t share it
with anyone else. Why do you need an Apple ID? When you get a new Apple device, you can sign in
with your Apple ID to store and access all
your personal data in iCloud, like your files, photos,
contacts, and calendars. You can download
previous purchases from iTunes
and the App Store and sign in to Apple Music. If you ever lose a device, you can find it by signing in
to Find My iPhone. Your Apple ID
is also your account for iMessage and FaceTime. With so many features
and personal info tied to one account, you can probably see
why everyone should have their own Apple ID
and avoid sharing it. Say you let your child use
your Apple ID on their iPhone or iPad. They can accidentally delete
your important notes or contacts. And FaceTime calls for them
would ring your phone too. Instead, everyone should have
their own Apple ID. To share iTunes
and App Store purchases and iCloud storage
with your family, you can set up Family Sharing. How do you keep
your Apple ID secure? First, use a strong password
that you can remember. Don’t reuse it anywhere else
and don’t share it with anyone. Then, make sure you’re using
two-factor authentication, which is designed
to keep someone else from signing in as you,
even if they know your password. When it comes to Apple, your Apple ID is the most
important login you have, so make sure the only one
who can access it is you. ♪ Music playing ♪ ♪

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