Setting Up an Apple ID

Before you can order anything from Apple, you must have an Apple ID with 1-Click ordering enabled. If you haven't previously set up an Apple ID to order from the iTunes Music Store or the Apple Store, you can create one within iPhoto.

To set up an Apple ID:


Make sure you're connected to the Internet, and click the Order Prints button to display the Order Prints window.


Click the Set Up Account button.

iPhoto displays the Apple Account Sign-in dialog (Figure 6.14).

Figure 6.14. To create a new Apple ID, click the Set Up Account button in the Order Prints window to bring up the Apple Account Sign-in dialog. Then click the Create Account button.


Click the Create Account button.

iPhoto displays the first of three dialogs that collect the data necessary to create an account (Figure 6.15). The first asks for your email address and password, the second collects billing information, and the third garners shipping information.

Figure 6.15. Enter your sign-in information, billing details, and shipping address in the dialogs that appear.


Enter the necessary information, clicking the Step button to move through the process until you're done.

Apple sends an email confirmation at the end of the process.


  • Remember that your Apple ID is always your email address.

  • Choose a password that can't be easily guessed. Otherwise miscreants could go in, change your shipping settings, order prints or books with your credit card, and switch back without you realizing.

  • If you have trouble with your Apple ID, visit and confirm or re-enter your settings. You can also set up an Apple ID at this site if necessary.

Strong Passwords

Apple requires that your password be at least six characters long, but you can make it stronger by ensuring that it contains numbers and punctuation along with uppercase and lowercase letters. One good strategy is to take a phrase you'll remember, like "Take me out to the ball game!" and use the first letter of each word, adding numbers where possible. The above phrase could be turned into this strong password: Tmo2tbg!

Whatever you choose, do not use a proper name or a word that will appear in the dictionarythey're too easy to guess.

iPhoto 6 for Mac OS X. Visual QuickStart Guide
iPhoto 6 for Mac OS X
ISBN: 0321423313
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 225
Authors: Adam Engst

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