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How to change iCloud email address?

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  • tribangle Calculating status...
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    Apr 21, 2012 6:42 PM (in response to sgilbride)

    Anyone know where the verification email goes?

  • lesliefromboston Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 21, 2012 7:14 PM (in response to Highlordkram)

    Yes, same question.  I was able to set up 3 alias emails instead of changing iCloud address but when I sent to verify, they did not go to my email address???

  • julielikesyou Calculating status...
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    Apr 26, 2012 9:40 AM (in response to Skater1405)

    thanks. Skater's solution worked for me. Turning off all the items (you get a prompt about deleting them) was the key.

  • pinkteaji Calculating status...
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    Apr 30, 2012 2:46 PM (in response to vot9783)

    This worked for me. sign out of your apple id by going to settings, store, then sign out.  Then, You go into settings and just delete your icloud account. You do this by going on settings, icloud, and scroll to bottom for delete account. Then you press the button that will let you keep your data inside your phone. Go to settings, store again and sign into it using your apple id (whichever you use) When you get back into icloud through settings, it should already have the apple id (the one you use/want to use) already done. if not, you can actually type it in now so its all good.



    The problem started with me because I deleted my old email account and I started using my gmail account for it .I changed the email through the website but it never transferred over to my iphone. It did for my itunes and stuff but not for my icloud for some reason. Then my phone screen broke and i had to ge ta completely different phone and i tried syncing but couldn't So i had to mnaually go to itunes and put everything back into my phone that was last saved in my computer and then do VOT8783's solution.


    it works peeps, so try it at least it worked for me anyway

  • baronfromallen Calculating status...
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    May 3, 2012 7:19 PM (in response to Highlordkram)

    Seems that people are mixing a few different issues together in this thread.  The original poster I believe was talking about the email account that gets set up along with your iCloud account (not your Apple ID email address).  I just had the same issue - I typo'd the name and there is NO WAY to change it.  I just spent half an hour on the phone with Apple support.  All you can do is create an alias.  You cannot even delete the email account and start over.  Very aggravating.

  • Stepppy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 4, 2012 12:18 AM (in response to baronfromallen)

    I agreed people are confusing the two issues, however if you go to you can manage your iCloud email address id as below:


    Alternate Email Addresses Verified



    Edit Delete





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    The only problem is that a verification email is sent, but I have no idea where it goes to.  So it looks as though you kind of can change it, but its of no use because it cant be verified.  I have just set up an alias, so much easier

  • ellamills Calculating status...
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    May 8, 2012 10:50 AM (in response to Highlordkram)

    my ipod just wont let me sort my icloud account..i changed my apple ID and when i go onto icloud it still has my old apple ID and it wont let me change my email for it cause its in grey writing and i cant click on it, but i wanna change it..? any ideas how?

  • GadgetJohn Calculating status...
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    May 8, 2012 1:44 PM (in response to ellamills)

    You have to select to delete the account from your iPhone.  It's scary but it just trahses the local connection and you can choose to keep your data on the local device.  Then you can reconnect to your new apple ID.

  • firstfromchisinau Calculating status...
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    May 16, 2012 5:09 AM (in response to noemad73)

    Can you explain please step-by-step that I should make that @me address is finally removed from my account.

  • crikey123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 8, 2012 7:02 AM (in response to tribangle)

    Yeh, where does the email verification go for your address?


    I changed my private email address no problems now I’m trying to change my but I don’t know where the verification email has gone.


    I would like to get rid of the stupid address that I created initially.  I deleted it in Manage Apple ID but it’s still hanging around. I ain't got a clue what's going here email addresses, ID's - It's all too much for a poor simple fella like me.


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  • EbonyRay49 Calculating status...
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    Jun 8, 2012 1:11 PM (in response to jdbsa05)

    How can i retrieve my icloud email address i deleted it

  • ProApple033 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Jun 29, 2012 1:43 PM (in response to Matt Curtis)

    Thank this helped for me. I changed my iTunes email and I couldnt change my iCloud email. THANKS!

  • pierager Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 12, 2012 3:24 PM (in response to pinkteaji)



    my phone has not recognized the change but it will.  it was a tangeled mess.  if you ever purchase an IPAD or other apple product and you change your email be sure to change your email in ITUNES first.

  • indpage Calculating status...
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    Jul 14, 2012 4:43 PM (in response to Highlordkram)

    Another way of doing it is adding an alias...

    Sign in to your iCloud email... Preferences>Accounts and then add an alias... <your desired name>

    then you can send and receive emails on this new email alias...

  • lynnefromstreet Calculating status...
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    Aug 2, 2012 8:02 AM (in response to GadgetJohn)

    Thanks so much for this!!

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