How to renew your MobileMe account

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 in Hints, Mac

If you have a Mobileme account that is about to expire, you can often renew for far less by purchasing a boxed version on Amazon or elsewhere online. But how do you enter the activation code? I recently renewed my account, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Go to
  2. Choose “Apply to an existing account” and enter your code

  3. Sign in with your Mobileme account name and password when prompted

And that’s it!

If you now go to your account page, you should see the new expiration date a year from now.

Q: I’ve got two weeks left on my account – should I renew now anyway?

A: Your new subscription’s year starts immediately and doesn’t count towards any time left on your last subscription. So if you have a while left before your subscription ends, wait until it’s almost expired.

Support the site and save a few bucks:

Purchase MobileMe (Individual) on

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  1. Will you lose your datas if you pass the deadline?

    • Apple claim you will, however experiences online seem to suggest the data isn’t deleted immediately. But I would try not to let it expire if you have important data up there.


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