Whether you have an Apple account for your Mac , iPad , iPhone or a Windows device or a Google account your ID to log in is important and something you should know , remember and manage when necessary.

All of these require:

  • An email address
  • A password
  • In some cases a recovery email address 
  • A mobile phone number for 2 factor authentication – you really should do this they will not spam you

If you decide for a reason to change your email address which is linked to any of the accounts above , you need to make the change to your IDs before you make the change to your regular email address as if things go wrong you may lose access to that account or have to jump through some hoops to get back in.

Learn how to logon to these accounts and check your details.

Android users take note , you have a Google Account – a gmail address – learn how to access it on a computer.

Apple devices are tied to your Apple ID

Microsoft users need it for Windows 10 , Office 365 , Outlook.com , Hotmail 

IDs can be checked at:

Google Login

Apple ID

Microsoft Account

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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