Managing Apple ID with your OSX & iOS Devices for Maximum Online Security & Peace of Mind. Manage your Apple ID & Communication preferences with small tweaks & changes.

Nowadays every other person we meet on street have smart phone, tablet or phablet & we all have laptop in bag & desktop computer at home & in office.

 
So data security between devices is big issue now.

 
Let’s see for Apple Products user in Apple iOS & OSX ecosystem everyone has iMac or Mac Pro, iPhone or iPod touch & iPad. So using modern technologies like iCloud is main key to handling data between all of this devices.

 
So I will note down few points that will help you to manage your Apple ID to secure your devices & data like contacts, iWork Data files, Keychain passwords & access, iCloud Data, Photos, Notes, Safari Bookmarks & Even features like Back to my Mac, Find my Mac & WiFi iOS Over the air backups.

 
01 Manage & Sign In Apple ID URL

 
First Step: First things first

 
Sign in to your Apple ID with your Password by following link.

 
02 Sigin Apple ID

 
Link: http://appleid.apple.com/

 
Second Step towards Better Security for Apple Products: Name, ID & Email Addresses

 
03 Apple ID Name Email addresses

 
This option in your admin left sidebar will help you to change your Apple ID identification or identity Name incase you want to change or alter your name for any reason.

 
Altering or changing or jiggling Email Addressees will help you to mange your Apple ID better incase you forgot your Apple ID verified E Mail ID. Adding additional alternate E Mail ID will help you to change your Apple ID from [email protected] to [email protected] this will help you to keep your Apple data & Identities & just change your E Mail ID if you want to dump your old email service provider.

 
Third Step towards Advance Apple Security: Password & Security

 
04 Apple ID Password Security Question

 
If you want change your password for any security reasons this option at left sidebar will help to same effect. I would suggest using minimum 35 character passwords with numbers, commas, symbols, braces, brackets, question marks etc.

 

Note: Don’t forget to ‘Update’ your new password on all of your devices for make them sync & work with each other.

 
Security Question is main key to better security while retrieving your old password with forgot password functionality. Note down this question & your answer on piece of paper for safe keeping so that you can use it in need of time.

 
Fourth Step towards Better online shopping on Online Apple Store: Addresses

 
05 Apple ID Primary & Shipping address

 
Putting your Home & Shipping Address will help you when ordering Apple Products online on store.apple.com website. this addresses will ultimately used while you order product on Apple Online portal those product will be auto filled & shipped to this addresses.

 
Fourth Step towards better Apple Online Support & Help: Phone Numbers

 
06 Apple ID Phone Number

 
Change your preferred numbers so that in case you have put support request for Apple Support & Online Help they will contact you on this numbers.

 
Fifth Step towards Apple News & Communication emails: Language & Contact Preferences

 
07 Apple ID Language Contact Communication News Preferances

 
Choosing right language for working of your ID is available in this options I normally put ‘English US’ for normal UI options & controls.

 
You have to choose whether you want to subscribe to Apple News & Mailing list where by they will contact you to tell you about their new Apple Products & features. BTW this is optional nothing important here.

 

Further Reading: How to Delete & Deactivate Apple ID, Here is the Answer

 
Hope this information helps for you mange you Apple Devices in better & smarter way.

 
Thanks & Regards
Mandar Apte

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