Why is my iPhone asking me to change my Apple ID password?

Once the credential stuffers start working with the stolen credentials, they get plugged in to iCloud accounts. This prompts a password reset, which sends the aforementioned scary-looking notification to your phone. But, again, the fact that it’s sent to your phone means that your device is secure.

How do I change my Apple ID and password?

Change your Apple ID password
  1. Tap Settings > [your name] > Password & Security.
  2. Tap Change Password.
  3. Enter your current password or device passcode, then enter a new password and confirm the new password.
  4. Tap Change or Change Password.
  5. Sign in with your new Apple ID password to access Apple features and services.

What are Apple ID settings?

Your Apple ID is the account you use to access Apple services such as the App Store, the iTunes Store, Apple Books, Apple Music, FaceTime, iCloud, iMessage, and more. With iCloud, you can easily share photos, calendars, locations, and more with friends and family.

Why is it taking so long to update my Apple ID settings?

It’s possible that the Settings app isn’t responding to your request, and often a force close can help with this type of app issue: Force an app to close on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch . If you still have an issue after that, please try to reinstall the iOS software on your iPhone.

Can I use my Gmail account as Apple ID?

You can change the email for an Apple ID if it uses any other kind of address, such as one with an @yahoo.com or @gmail.com domain. Go to Apple’s My Apple ID page and click the Manage your Apple ID button. Enter your email address and password, then click Sign in. You can even add an alternate email address.

Why can’t I use my email address for Apple ID?

An email address that is already associated with an Apple ID cannot be used as an Apple ID. “Associated with” in this context means that the email address is not: already in use as an Apple ID. used as an alias for an Apple ID.

Why does Apple ID say email not available?

If you find out that the email address you are trying to use as your primary Apple ID is already being used as a secondary email address for other Apple ID email, you need to remove that secondary email and use an email address that you are not already using. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

Why can’t I use Apple ID email?

To be able to use this email address as an Apple ID, you will need to locate the Apple ID it is associated with and change it so that email is no longer associated with an Apple ID. It will then be available for use. Thank you for using Apple Support Communities.

Why can’t I use my Gmail for Apple ID?

You will need to get another e-mail address to use as your Apple ID. If your e-mail address was associated with the ID in any way, for example as a Reachable at or Rescue e-mail address, then it can’t be reused with another Apple ID for approximately one year.

What do you do when Apple ID says email no longer exists?

What Can You Do?
  1. Go to this website (appleid.apple.com).
  2. Sign in with your defunct email address and your password.
  3. Under the Account section, click Edit.
  4. Click Change Apple ID under the Apple ID section.
  5. Enter the email address you’d like to use as your new Apple ID.
  6. Click continue.

What email can I use for Apple ID?

If you choose to create an Apple ID, you’ll be able to use an @icloud.com, @me.com, or @mac.com email address that doubles as your new username. Those already using an Apple email as their Apple ID are able to change their username as well, but only to another @icloud.com, @me.com, or @mac.com email address.