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How do I change my iCloud account on my iPhone

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Laurent P. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 20, 2011 10:56 PM

I know i'm not the only one who ha the same prb out there, and I read a lots of stuff in the different discussions, but I want to make sure, so let me ask:

my wife and I share the same store account, and somehow when I set up our two iPhones, her iCloud account got attached to my Apple ID. Which obviously is not good, since we don't want to share all contacts and appointments, etc...

So, I just what to change her iCloud account from my apple ID to hers. How do I do that?

I am thinking to delete that account (settings->icloud->delete account), but i want to make sure this is not gonna wipe out all her data.

Also, I read somewhere on the Apple website that once you have attached your device to an iCloud account, you have to wait 90 days before to be able to change account. Is that true? Or deleting account will do it?

Thanks for your help.

Laurent

  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,435 points)
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    Oct 21, 2011 9:10 AM (in response to Laurent P.)

    I believe that the  icloud and old mobileME is natively tied to the appleID and that's the whole point and you will never be able to separate that tie

     

    but I could be wrong

  • dustoff99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 21, 2011 8:30 PM (in response to Laurent P.)

    My wife and I have two iPhones too, but we share the same iCloud account.  However to change the account info:

     

    Settings > iCloud > Account

     

    Also check her:  Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Accounts

     

    and:  Settings > Store > Apple ID (towards the bottom)

     

    make sure they have her Apple ID

     

    Hope that helps.

  • dustoff99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 22, 2011 3:23 AM (in response to Laurent P.)

    Odd, I just deleted (my email to test), and my Apple ID wasn't greyed out.  I suspect you have a genius appointment ahead of you.  Just went yesterday for my wifes iPad. 

  • Oliverdumoulin Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 22, 2011 8:16 AM (in response to Laurent P.)

    Hey Laurent,

     

    I had the same problem, the email was greyed out, all you have to do is delete the icloud account, and you will be able to sign into your new account. The information will not be deleted off of the iphone because you can choose to leave all information on your iphone before actually deleting the account. I used to share an account, but now i have my own. Hope this helped.

     

    Oliver

  • plgreenfield Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 26, 2011 4:54 AM (in response to Laurent P.)

    yep, i agree. I just did the same thing.   deleting the iCloud account from ur iPhone does just that, it doesn't impact on iCloud.com. works like a charm. 

  • GZukes Level 4 Level 4 (1,565 points)
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    Oct 26, 2011 6:12 AM (in response to Laurent P.)

    FYI.  You can use different iCloud accounts and use the same iTunes Store account.  You may need to change the Store account back to the old shared account after changing the iCloud account.

  • jls1988 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 1, 2011 10:55 PM (in response to plgreenfield)

    I was just having an issue for the past couple of days because I have all an all new email account.  I couldn't change it on my phone to the new email so it wasn't backing up, etc.  I thought I had a Genius appointment in my future, and wanted to avoid it and finally checked it out here before I did.

     

    Just want to make it CLEAR for anyone who doesn't know that if you are trying to change the account email address for iCloud on your iPhone 4, at least, you must delete that account from your phone and then sign back in to the account using the new email address.  My new email address was already filled out on my phone when I signed back in...so it was really easy.  Thanks for the help, everyone.

  • AndreGB Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 14, 2011 7:52 AM (in response to jls1988)

    Just to be sure. When you delete the iCloud account from your iOS device and use a different AppleID (thus, a different account) as you guys are describing, the iOS will backup to this new account, correct? So I can have the photo stream (for new photos from this point in time), backups and all the other iCloud features on this new account. Correct?

  • GZukes Level 4 Level 4 (1,565 points)
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    Dec 14, 2011 8:14 AM (in response to AndreGB)

    Yes. Everything should be backed up to the new account and your iOS device will be synced to the new account.

  • AndreGB Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 14, 2011 12:38 PM (in response to GZukes)

    Thank you very much, Zukes.

  • Mandi Stein Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 17, 2011 6:52 PM (in response to Laurent P.)

    im having this problem too. i did delete my account to put my icloud under another account but this one says that it wont work because of a high demand. i dont understand

  • Fabian416 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 22, 2011 7:11 PM (in response to Laurent P.)

    I can't seem to verify my icloud account... it says under the icloud settings on my iphone (3gs) that I must check my email for instructions on how to verify...the problem is that somehow, and I have absolutely no idea how, but my mother's email is listed as the one to check for instructions, even though my icloud account is under my email address. I deleted the icloud acount and put my email and apple id account information when it prompted and yet it hasn't changed the instructions. This does not make sense to me nor do I understand where my mother's email came from, we do not share an apple account or anything of the sort. I want to reinstall the previous IOS because since updating to the latest one my 3GS is much less responsive and the my battery dies twice as fast, I realize the newest software is ideal for the newest iphone models but the ill effects it has had on my 3gs are much worse than I expected. I just dont want to lose anything on my phone in the process of going backwards software-wise. Any clarification would be appreciated thanks.

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