Change the Email Associated with Sign in with Apple

How to use a different email for accounts created using Sign up with Apple

Have you signed up for any websites or apps using Sign up with Apple? It can be a safe way to make signing into many different accounts quick and easy. But what happens when you decide you’d rather divorce those accounts from your Apple ID and manage them separately? Or maybe you’ve simply changed email addresses and no longer want to use the email associated with your Apple ID to sign into your accounts. How can you keep the accounts and content you’ve been using but sign in with a different email? Well, it's not entirely straightfoward, but you do have a couple of options, depending on what you want to accomplish. We’ll go over these options below.

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Stop Using Apple ID with an Account

If you would like to stop using Sign in with Apple entirely, you can do this easily on your iPhone.

  1. Go to Settings.

    Settings
     
  2. Tap your name at the top of Settings.

    Tap name
     
  3. Tap Password & Security.

    Password and Security
     
  4. Tap Apps Using Apple ID under Sign in with Apple.

    Apps using Apple ID
     
  5. Select the app you’d like to stop using Sign in with Apple with.

    Select app
     
  6. Tap Stop Using Apple ID.

    Stop Using Apple ID
     
  7. Tap Stop Using. Your iPhone will warn you that you may have to create a new account the next time you use this app. Whether or not you have to do this will depend on the individual app, but in my experience creating a new account will more often than not be the only option going forward. To learn more about managing your accounts from your Apple devices and other tips and tricks, consider signing up for our Daily Tips.

    Stop Using
     

Related: How to Use Sign in with Apple

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Change Your Forwarding Email with Hide My Email

If you'd like to keep using Sign in with Apple, but you'd simply like to manage emails from apps and sites with a different email address, you can just change the email Apple forwards messages from your apps to.

  1. Go to Settings.

    Settings
     
  2. Tap your name.

    Tap name
     
  3. Tap Name, Phone Numbers, Email.

    Name, phone numbers, email
     
  4. If you have not added any additional email addresses to your Apple ID, tap Edit next to Reachable At.

    Edit Reachable At
     
  5. Tap Add Email or Phone Number.

    Add email or phone number
     
  6. Tap Add an Email Address.

    Add an email address
     
  7. Enter the email address you would like to add.

    Enter new email address
     
  8. Check the email you have just added for a verification code, and enter the verification code into your iPhone.

    Enter verification code
     
  9. Go back to Name, Phone Numbers, Email.

    Name, phone numbers, email
     
  10. Tap Forward To under Hide My Email.

    Forward to
     
  11. Select the address you’d like your apps to forward email to.

    Select forwarding email

Now, existing apps and sites using Hide My Email with Sign in with Apple will forward all emails to the new email address you’ve selected. When you sign up for any new apps or sites using this feature, make sure to select Hide My Email during the sign-up process to ensure emails are forwarded to the new, alternate address.

Another option you can explore to change the email associated with accounts you’ve signed up for using Sign up with Apple is simply to change the email associated with your Apple ID.

Now you should be able to sign into all the apps and sites you have signed up for using Sign in with Apple with your new email address.

Unfortunately, there’s not a great option that will universally let you stop using Sign in with Apple entirely and keep your existing account on the app or website. Perhaps one day in the future, developers and Apple will work together to make this transition easier for end users, but for now, I hope the tips listed above get you to an acceptable, if imperfect, solution.

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Elisabeth Garry

Elisabeth Garry is a Feature Web Writer for iPhone Life. Formerly of Gartner and Software Advice, she has four years’ experience writing about technology for everyday users. As a former college writing instructor, she is passionate about effective, accessible communication, which is perhaps why she loves helping people make the best use of the strongest communication tools they have available: their iPhones. She has a degree in Russian Literature and Language from Reed College.

When she’s not writing for iPhone Life, she’s probably either reading (19th-century Russian literature or fantasy novels), writing fiction, or spending time with her adorable dog, Moosh.