Setting up Apple ID

Setting up Apple ID

Contents

  • Setting up Apple ID
  • Step 1: Creating
  • Step 2: Secure the account
  • Step 3: Add payment information
  • Card
  • Shipping Address
  • Step 4: Add more email
  • Step 5: Add other Apple devices

An Apple ID is a single account that you use to sign in to various official Apple applications (iCloud, iTunes, and many others). You can create this account when you set up your device or after logging into some applications, such as those listed above.

In this article, you can learn exactly how to create your Apple ID. We will also talk about further optimization of the account settings that can greatly facilitate the use of services and services from Apple and help protect personal data.

Setting up Apple ID

Apple ID has a large list of internal settings. Some of them are aimed at protecting your account, while others are aimed at making it easier to use apps. It’s important to note that creating your Apple ID is easy and hassle-free. All you need to do to set it up properly is to follow the instructions below.

Step 1: Creation

You can create your account in several ways – through the “Settings” of the device from the appropriate section or through the iTunes media player. You can also create your ID using the home page of the official Apple website.

Step 2: Secure your account

The Apple ID settings allow you to change many settings, including security. There are 3 types of security in total: control questions, backup email address, and two-step authentication feature.

Apple offers a choice of 3 control questions, through the answers to which, in most cases, you can recover a lost account back. To set the checklist questions, do the following:

Go to the main Apple account management page and confirm login to your account.
Find the “Security” section on that page. Click the “Edit Questions” button.Edit Checklist Questions
From the list of pre-prepared questions, choose the most convenient ones for you and come up with answers, then click “Continue”. Apple Checklist. Backup Email.

By providing an additional email address, you’ll be able to regain access to your account if it’s stolen. You can do it this way:
Go to the Apple account management page.
Find the Security section. Next to that, click “Add a backup email”.Add a backup email
Enter your second valid email address. You should then go to the specified email address and confirm the selection with the email sent to you. Entering and confirming an Apple email address. Two factor authentication.

Two-factor authentication is a strong way to protect your account even if you’re hacked. Once you have this feature set up, you will be in control of all account login attempts. Note that if you have more than one Apple device, you can only enable two-factor authentication from one of your devices. You can set up this type of protection as follows:
Open Settings on your device.
Scroll down and find the “iCloud” section. Go to it. If your device has iOS 10.3 or later – skip this item (your Apple ID will be visible at the very top when you open the settings).The iCloud section
Click on your current Apple ID.
Locate the Two-Factor Authentication feature and click the “Enable” button under that feature.
Read the message telling you to start setting up two-factor authentication, then click “Continue”.
On the next screen, select your current country of residence and enter the phone number where we will confirm your login. Here, in the bottom of the menu, it is possible to choose the type of confirmation – SMS or voice call.
To the specified number of the phone will come a code of a few digits. It must be entered in the special window.

Function of changing the password is useful if the current password seems too simple to you. You can change your password as follows:

  • Open “Settings” on your device.
  • Click on your Apple ID either at the top of the menu or through the iCloud section (depending on the OS).
  • Find the “Password and Security” section and enter it.
  • Click on the “Change Password” function.
  • In the appropriate fields, enter the old and new passwords, and then confirm your choice by clicking “Change”.

Step 3: Add payment information

Apple ID allows you to add and subsequently change your payment information. It’s important to note that if you edit this information on one of your devices, as long as you have other Apple devices and have confirmed them, the information will be changed on them as well. This will allow you to use the new payment type instantly from other devices as well. To update your payment information, you will need to:
Open “Settings” on your device.
Go to “iCloud” section and select your account there or click on the Apple ID at the top of the screen (depending on the installed OS version on the device).iCloud section
Open the “Payment and Shipping” section.
In the menu that appears there will be two sections – “Payment method” and “Shipping address”. Let’s study them separately. Payment method and delivery address
Payment method
Through this menu we can choose the way we want to make payments.

Card

The first method is using credit or debit card. To set up this method do the following:

Go to “Payment Method”.
Click on “Credit/Debit Card”.
In the window that appears, enter the first and last name on the card, as well as its number.
In the next window you can enter some information on the card: expiry date of validity; 3-digit CVV code; address and postal code; city and state; information on cell phone.

The second method is payment by mobile payment. To set up this method, you need to:

  • Through the “Payment method” click on the item “Mobile payment”.
  • In the next window, enter your name, last name, and phone number for payment.

Shipping address

This section is set up for the purpose if you need to get certain parcels. Do the following:
Click “Add Delivery Address”.
Enter detailed information about the address where parcels will be delivered to in the future.

Step 4: Add additional email

Adding more email addresses or phone numbers will allow the people you communicate with to see your most frequently used email address or number, which makes communication much easier. You can do this quite easily:

  • Log in to your personal Apple ID page.
  • Find the “Account” section. Click on the “Edit” button on the right side of the screen.
  • Under “Contact Information,” click the “Add Information” link.
  • In the window that appears, enter either an additional email address or an additional cell phone number. Then go to that email address and confirm the addition or enter the verification code from your phone.

Step 5: Add other Apple devices

Apple ID allows you to add, manage, and delete other Apple devices. You can see which devices are logged into your Apple ID.
Log in to the Apple ID account page.
Find the Devices section. If devices are not automatically detected, click the “Learn More” link and answer some or all of the control questions.
You can click on found devices. You can then see information about them, such as model, OS version, and serial number. Here you can also remove the device from the system using the same name button.

From this article, you could learn about the basic, most important Apple ID settings that will help secure your account and make using your device as easy as possible. We hope that this information has helped you.