THE Apple ID it is the personal identification that gives the user access to all the services of the apple. Without it, it is not possible, for example, to use iCloud, install applications, use FaceTime, synchronize your passwords and not even discover the location of your device if you lose it.
In fact, there is no reason for you not to create yours, especially if you want to make the most of everything your iPhone, iPad, Mac or any Apple product can offer you. Create one Apple ID it’s free and quite easy.
Better understand what is Apple ID and how important it is that you have one.
✪ What is an Apple ID?
ID is the acronym for “identity ”, an English word that means “identity”. Apple decided to standardize the nomenclature worldwide and adopted in Brazil the name of Apple ID to the account that gives access to your services. On foreign websites you may also see Apple ID.
When you purchase an Apple product, such as an iPhone or a computer, the first time you turn it on, you will be asked if you have an Apple ID to connect to. If not, you can create one right there, right away. If you already have, just enter your registered email and secret password.
The magic in all of this is that if you are a long-time user and are setting up a new device, connecting to your account will bring back all of your message history, notes, passwords, favorite websites, registered contacts and various settings already existing ones, saving you a lot of work.
If you have a backup in the cloud, you can even have a new kind of backup on the new device. clone of your old device, as if you just changed its hardware. The synchronization is done to make the user’s life as easy as possible.
✪ Apple ID-related services
When you set up an iPhone, for example, the system even allows you to not connect to any Apple account. However, this will limit a lot that you can do with the device.
To give you an idea, you cannot don’t even install apps on it, because the only way to officially install apps on iOS is through the App Store, which needs an Apple ID.
Here are the services that necessarily need an Apple ID to be used:
- App, music, movie and book stores: if you want to download an app, book, rent a movie or listen to Apple Music, you’ll need to be signed in to an apple account.
- iMessage: the free messaging service between Apple users only works with a linked account.
- FaceTime: same thing for making video or audio calls with other users.
- iCloud: Apple’s large cloud, which allows you to back up data, settings, passwords, notes and contacts, in addition to identifying the device’s location in case of loss, does not work without an Apple account.
In practice, it is almost impossible to use any Apple product to its fullest without having an ID. And there is no reason not to have one.
✪ How to create an Apple ID
To have an Apple ID, you need have a branded device, because the only way to create one is through an iPhone, an iPad, a Mac or an Apple TV.
On the iCloud.com website, it is even possible to create an ID via the internet browser, but it will be limited to sharing documents from the Pages, Numbers and Keynote applications for iCloud, as well as a small cloud space (1 GB) to record contacts, notes and few files on iCloud Drive. So it is best to do it by the device itself.
There is even a account limit that can be created on a single device. It is quite common for users who buy used iPhones to look for us because they cannot create a new account on the device. In such cases, read this other article we did:
✪ Protecting your Apple ID
THE safety your Apple ID is very important as it gives you access to all your data and information stored in the cloud. So it is very important to configure it with a strong password and not let anyone know about it.
Another way to protect your account is to activate two-factor authentication Apple ID. With this, you can only connect the account on a device when you receive a confirmation code on a security device.
Other very important points to not lose access to your account is to never forget your password, or not paying attention when configuring security questions. We already talked here on Blog some tips for you not to make mistakes.
✪ What to do before you pass the iPhone / iPad on to someone else
When you pass your iPhone or iPad to someone else (either because you sold the device or gave it to someone else), it is very important that you disconnect your Apple ID completely, so that your personal information and data are not exposed. In addition, because of Activation Lock, it is impossible to restore an iPhone or iPad that is locked in an iCloud account.
So, we made another complete tutorial for these cases:
Did you like what you read? There are several other very cool tips on iPhone and iPad here on the blog, all organized in our iPhone Tips section. Check out!