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Information about the email addresses used with your Apple ID

Learn how to add, change, or delete different types of email addresses that you can use with your Apple ID account.

Email addresses used with your Apple ID

Your Apple ID uses email addresses to log into your Apple account. You can use your Apple ID to access services like the App Store, Apple Music, iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime and more. We use your email addresses to send you information about your account and to make it easier for friends and family members to communicate with you and share content.

Apple ID email address
In most cases, your Apple ID is also the primary email address for your Apple ID account.

Additional email addresses
Add additional email addresses to your account so that others can help you with Apple services like FaceTime, iMessage, and Where's My? easier to find.

Recovery email address
Most people have a notification email address instead of a recovery email address. Apple uses this to send you important account and security-related information. If you're not using two-factor authentication or two-step verification (learn how to check which security method you're using), you have the option to add a recovery email address to your account for added security. You can see this address when you sign in to your Apple ID account page.

Before you can use a new or updated Apple ID, we'll send you a confirmation email to make sure the email address is yours.

Apple ID email address

When creating an Apple ID, enter an email address. This email address is your Apple ID and your username, which you use to log in to Apple services such as Apple Music and iCloud. It is also the contact email address for your account. You should read your email regularly. We'll send you email notifications to help you manage your account and get the most out of your Apple ID.

* If you use two-factor authentication, in some cases you may be able to speed up account recovery or immediately reset your password by verifying a six-digit code sent to your primary email address.

Additional email addresses

Many of us have more than one email address that friends and family can use to contact us. Add an email address that you use frequently to your Apple ID account so that others can easily find you and communicate with you through Apple services like FaceTime, iMessage, Shared Albums, iWork Collaboration, and Where's? to be able to communicate.

Add an additional email address

  1. Sign in to your Apple ID account page.
  2. In the Account section, click Edit.
  3. Under "Available at" select the option "Add more".
  4. Enter your additional email address. Make sure you aren't already using it as an Apple ID.
  5. We will then send a confirmation email to this address. Didn't get the email?
  6. Enter the verification code and click "Continue".

Delete an additional email address

  1. Sign in to your Apple ID account page.
  2. In the Account section, click Edit.
  3. If you'd like to delete one of your additional email addresses, click next to the address.

Recovery email address

Providing a recovery email address is optional, but recommended if you don't have two-factor authentication or two-step verification. In case you ever forget the answers to your security questions, you can use the recovery email address to reset the questions. We will also send you notices relating to account security to your recovery email address. If you have two-factor authentication or two-step verification, you'll have a notification email address instead of a recovery email address and no need to remember any security questions.

Add or edit a recovery email address

  1. Sign in to your Apple ID account page.
  2. In the "Security" section, click "Edit". You may be asked to answer one or more security questions before you can continue.
  3. To add a recovery email address:
    • Under Restore Email Address, click Add an Email Address, then enter that. We will then send a confirmation email to this address. Didn't get the email?
    • Enter the verification code and click "Continue".
  4. To edit a recovery email address:
    • Select "Change Email Address" under the email address you want to edit, then enter the new address. We will then send a confirmation email to this address. Didn't get the email?
    • Enter the verification code and click "Continue".

If you had a recovery email address on file when you upgraded to two-factor authentication or two-step verification, you can also use these steps to edit your notification email address. If you remove the notification email address, you won't be able to add a new one.

Delete a recovery email address

  1. Sign in to your Apple ID account page.
  2. In the "Security" section, click "Edit". You may be asked to answer one or more security questions before you can continue.
  3. To delete a recovery email address, click next to the address.

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