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DR0570

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I have 3 email accounts one of them is locked and I can not receive mail. Unfortunately that is also the email (which is Yahoo) I signed my Apple account with is on my iPad and is why I wanted to changes my email account on my iPad from the broken Yahoo account to my gmail account. Only trouble is I can not delete the yahoo email account without the password and I do not remember the psssword and I can not ask for a change because they will try to email to the broken email account that can not revieve email. I took photo snaps of the problem but I do not know how to post the pics on here to show you what I’m talking about.
It’s showing that my Apple ID is on the gmail account but the iCloud is still on yahoo. And now a lot of my apps needs updating and it is asking for my yahoo account password which I forgot. So..... is there a solution, I actually went to an Apple store while vacationing in California and they said without that yahoo password there’s nothing that be done.
Someone please help?
 

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Summary:

Email account 1: Yahoo - locked
Email account 2: Gmail - Functional
Email account 3: unknown - possibly the recovery email address for Yahoo.

Apple ID is using Gmail and Yahoo -- Sounds bad here. Should have logged into Yahoo account and changed the email to Gmail so old purchases remain accessible and data in iCloud is not lost.
iCloud ID is using Yahoo - can't change without password. This password should NOT be the same as the Yahoo email password.

iPad is logged in with Yahoo email Apple ID.
Something else may be logged in with Google email Apple ID

Possible fix:
Recover your Yahoo email address. https://www.lifewire.com/recover-yahoo-password-1174485
Then you should be able to recover the iCloud password with https://iforgot.apple.com using the email process with your Yahoo account.

Then you may want to make yet another email account on Gmail or other service (I don't recommend Yahoo) and CHANGE your email on the Yahoo Apple ID, to the NEW email account (you can't use the current Gmail as that would be merging one Apple ID with another, and that is not possible) and abandon or delete the current Gmail Apple ID.

If you are going to keep the Yahoo account, change the recovery account to the new email account.
 

DR0570

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Well, tried that I gave them my yahoo email and they said they an account number to that yahoo mail but it’s not there. No new email in my yahoo. So that means my yahoo email is locked and I can not receive email. To my yahoo. So....
I was to,d sooner or later my apps will stop working because I didn’t update.
I did though find Youtube and of course Facebook on safari browser. (Been using Facebook on safari for sometime now. I just now got connected with my YouTube a few weeks ago), so I’m good there. And I was also able to use my gmail account through safari too. So, I guess as long as safari works, that’s a good back up. I just need this iPad to last me until I get back to the states which will probably be next summer.
Right now I even have a software update notice that I have no choice but to ignore. Everything’s working now. And I have an android smartphone and an LG smartTV with Youtube, Netflix and a browser too, so that’ll stall any catastrophes until we get back to the states. (cross fingers, knock on wood)
(BTW, did I mention my mom and I live in Mexico trying to sell our house so we can move back to the states our house will be paid off next June, hopefully we we will move then)
 

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You know you don't have to use your iOS device to access this stuff. I find that a PC is much easier to deal with recovering access.

You can use your Yahoo account from any browser. You don't have to use the app. If you use a browser (Safari or Firefox or Chrome) you may be able to get access to new email. Then resolve the issues with the steps I listed above. Heck you could use the browser on your Android to do it.
 

DR0570

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Hey...update on this problem, sorry it took so long. But I seem to found away out...
I uninstalled all my apps, then I reinstalled using my gmail account. IT WORKED! And on the plus side, the apps seem to update themselves because a few times i get on my pad I find my youtube app is updating, my Facebook messenger app is updating. And when it comes time for an iOS update, it eventually automatically updates itself. But still my iCloud is on the yahoo account so I can’t do that BUT at least with my pictures I found out a way to keep them, by emailing to pictures to my self on my gmail account. So, I seem to be out of the woods here.
 
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