Must I enter Apple ID during reset

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  1. golddust34

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    If a person is going to pass on an iPad to a new owner, can the Apple ID wait to be set up or must it be entered during the reset after erasing process?
     
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    It can wait, but then you won't be enjoying most features of the amazing iPad.
     
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    You must enter your Apple ID during the erase/restore process. The new owner may wait as long as they like before signing up and/or entering their own Apple ID; though as abababababab said they will be missing some features until they do.
     
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    This is the iPhone equivalent of the screen you'll see when required to enter your Apple ID and password.

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    Just to add:

    If you are buying a used iDevice from someone, you do NOT want to see this picture. When it says "This [iDevice] is currently linked to an AppleID..." - it means the previous owner has not removed the device from his/her account.

    Therefore, you will never be able to put in your AppleID and/or restore the device.

    So, if selling the device, ensure you sign out of AppleID and Find My iPad/iPhone. If you're buying, just check in settings to ensure there is no AppleID.

    Sorry for using your pic like this, scifan, I just thought its a perfect one to show what you do not want to see when buying a used device. :)

    Marilyn

    EDIT TO ADD: As an owner who is selling the device, when prompted to enter your AppleID, don't; skip the step to leave it blank. That way, the buyer won't get this screen (they'll get one similar, but it won't be linked w/your account)
     
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    No problem, Marilyn. If it will prevent someone from buying a bricked device, all to the good.
     
  7. Thomasp

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    If you skip the screen where it asks to chose your apple user name and password, i understand it says you will lose some abilities.
    How would you do it at a later date?
    My daughter has not properly set up an e mail address ( She is in the process of changing providers) and will want to do it later.
    Also can you change your user ID ?
     
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    You can Log-in to your Apple ID by entering your Apple ID and password from Settings > iTunes and App Store.

    To change your Apple ID, tap on your account from Settings > iTunes and App Store and select Log out. Perform the above steps to log in into a new ID again.

    Note that you cannot be logged in to 2 Apple IDs in the same device simultaneously.
     
  9. Thomasp

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    Thank you so much. Great information
    I was wondering if its possible to change a user name though having set it up
     
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    Username can be changed, but if you want to keep the email notifications about Apple going to the same e-mail address, its not possible. You can only change your Apple ID username, while also changing the e-mail address linked to your Apple Account.

    Here is the website from where you can change your Apple ID : https://appleid.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MyAppleId.woa/wa/directToSignIn?localang=en_US

    Here are the steps. Please note that I have already selected 'manage my account', you need to login on that page with your existing Apple ID : Apple ID: Changing your Apple ID
     

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