How to Find Your Apple ID on your iPhone

Knowing where to find your Apple ID is essential for any Apple user. You need your Apple ID to sign in to different apps, access services like Apple Music, and download apps to your device. 

Finding your Apple ID also helps when you need to edit specific details like your phone number or password.

Why you need to know your Apple ID

An Apple ID consists of the email address and password you used when you first created your Apple ID. For example, [email protected] The email you use does not have to be a @icloud.com email from Apple; it can be from other providers like Gmail or Outlook.

It’s easy to create an Apple ID when setting up your Apple device – all you need is an email address and your phone number. 

Apple ID
(Source: support.apple.com)

 Knowing the details of your Apple ID is important because of its many uses. Some of them include:

  • To access Apple Services. An Apple ID allows you to download apps from the Apple Store, sync iCloud contacts, create backups, and access services like Apple Music.
  • To find a missing iPhone. You need to have your Apple ID to find your iPhone if it’s stolen or lost. Your friends or family members can use your Apple ID to use Find My to locate your missing iPhone.
  • Transferring data. When transferring data from an old iPhone to a new one, you need your Apple ID and password to facilitate the move. Your Apple ID ensures you can sign in to your existing accounts and apps on the new device. 

You should know how to find your Apple ID if you need it. Read on to find out how. 

Find your Apple ID in Settings

  1. Go to the Settings app on your phone.

    Go to the Settings app
    Go to the Settings app.
  2. Tap on your name at the top to access your Apple ID.

    Tap Your Name
    Tap Your Name
  3. You can get your Apple ID email in the Apple ID section (it is the email written under your name). You can also get other details about your Apple ID in this window. 

    Apple ID in the Apple ID section
    Apple ID in the Apple ID section
  4. Click Name, Phone Numbers, and Email. Here, you can edit the name, phone number, and email address linked to your Apple account in this section.
    Click Name, Phone Numbers, and Email
    Click Name, Phone Numbers, and Email

    Apple ID
    Apple ID, number, and more details

Find your Apple ID in your email

When you pay for any apps or services on your iPhone, you receive a notification in your email. You can access these emails from your Apple Mail, Gmail, or other email providers on your device. This can help you find your Apple ID.

  1. Go to your mail app on your iPhone (I will be using Gmail).

    Go to the Gmail App
    Go to the Gmail App
  2. In the Search bar, type “Apple ID” to see emails with details related to your Apple ID. Most of the emails that feature your Apple ID will be invoices or confirmation of previous changes to your information. 

    Type Apple ID in the search bar
    Type Apple ID in the search bar
  3. Open any Invoice email from Apple.

    Open the Email from Apple
    Open the Email from Apple
  4. You will see an email similar to the one below, where your Apple ID is displayed below the Apple logo.
    Apple Invoice
    Apple Invoice

Find your Apple ID using iforgot.apple.com

If you created an Apple ID for a different Apple device and forgot the email, there is support from Apple to help you retrieve it. The iforgot.apple.com website allows users to check if they have an Apple ID. You can access this site from any browser, including Safari and Chrome. Here is how:

  1. Open your preferred browser on your iPhone and go to iforgot.apple.com.
    Open the Browser
    Open the Browser

    Visit the site
    Visit the Apple ID site.
  2. Enter your first and last name.

    Enter your First and Last Name
    Enter your First and Last Name
  3. Then, enter your Email address which you think is your Apple ID.

    Enter Your Email Address
    Enter Your Email Address
  4. Click Continue.

    Click Continue
    Click Continue
  5. If you have an Apple ID, you will receive a notification saying “Apple ID found”, showing your Apple ID.

    Apple ID Found
    Apple ID Found
  6. Click Go to Your Account to get more details about your Apple ID.

    Click Go to Account
    Click Go to Account
  7. You will have to Sign In to access your Apple account.

    Sign In
    Sign In

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