Your iTunes account--the one you use to buy music, movies, TV, books, and apps from Apple's various online stores--contains a lot of information about you. It's got your address, your credit card number, the country you live in, and the Apple ID that you use for purchases. You probably entered those items and then mostly forgot they were there, which is how it's supposed to work.
But if you move, change banks, or make some other change that affects this information, you need to update your iTunes account (aka your Apple ID) so that it will continue to work. Here's what to do.
- Begin by launching iTunes on your desktop or laptop computer
- When it's open, click on the iTunes Store item in the top right corner
- When the store has loaded, you should see your Apple ID in the top left corner of the main window. Click on that.
- In the drop down menu, click on Account
- You'll be asked to enter your password. Do so.
- With that done, you'll be taken to your main iTunes account screen. This screen contains all of the basic information about you and your account, as well as some other data that is unrelated to this article.
- Find the information you want to change. You can change your Apple ID, the credit card your purchases are billed to, your billing address, or the country/region you're located in (and thus what iTunes and App Store you access). When you find the thing you want to change, click the edit link next to it.
- On the next screen, update your account with the new information. Click Done. Your changes will be saved an your account updated.
Now, your new information will be on file at iTunes and you'll be able to continue to smoothly download content whenever you want.