Is an apple ID mine?

Good afternoon All,

Is an apple ID mine even though I have linked it with the email that I used from my past employer?

I that I am trying to restore the data into a new iphone that I have purchased.

Any clarifications to this will be greatly appreciated.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
An Apple ID is linked to an email address. If the email is your employer's then it is their Apple ID which you use. Probably best to set up a new Apple ID with your own private email. You should be able to forget the other ID in iTunes.
Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:
I believe the Apple ID is the primary email address that the iOS device uses.  If that Apple ID was your past employer's provided email then its theirs.  But if you used a generic personal email address like then its your Apple ID.

Either way, it could cause a problem with trying to establish this Apple ID onto your new iPhone.  

I wrote an article about how to remove Apple IDs that might explain more about common issues and best practices to help your situation.

Also, I agree with John, that your best option is to create a new Apple ID (email address).

Let me know if you need anything else.

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LuiLui77Author Commented:
Thanks Guys!
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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