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How to change iCloud email address?

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  • hejjo Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 3, 2012 8:41 AM (in response to Highlordkram)

    Real solution!!!!! Go to apple-go to manage account then from there change primary email! Done!!!!! It took me

    5seconds. You can also add and delete alias emails all in acct management.

  • gummi111 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 3, 2012 12:46 PM (in response to pinkteaji)

    Doesn't work! The only things you can do to change your icloud email is create an alias.

  • Stepppy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 3, 2012 11:04 PM (in response to gummi111)

    Correct, so many people are confusing changing Apple id, which is easy with changing iCloud main e-mail address which isn't

  • Roscoe23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 9, 2012 11:25 AM (in response to Highlordkram)

    The original post here was talking about changing the Apple ID for iCloud.  I had the same issue since I just changed the email account used for my Apple ID and I could not change the iCloud login name.  Here's what it took to fix it:

     

    First, had to change my Apple ID for the iTunes App.  Hit the icon, scroll to the bottom, click the Apple ID: name@email.com button.  Click Sign Out, go back to the button at the bottom which is now "Sign In" and enter the new info.

     

    Second, as one of the earlier posts describes, hit the Settings icon, iCloud. Delete account. Go through the steps and enter new info. 

     

    Without that first step of changing in iTunes, could not manage to change it for iCloud.

  • moooooooo427 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 9, 2012 8:38 PM (in response to Roscoe23)

    no he's trying, like me, to change the @me.com (and for my issue: @icloud.com) email address, NOT his Apple ID email address.

     

    Changing the Apple ID has been covered in here, but that's not the issue.

     

    Deleting the iCloud account doesnt work as when you enable it again you get back the somename@me.com and/or somename@icloud.com associated with your Apple ID. It is these email addresses used in iCloud that we are trying to change.

     

    Going into Manage Your Apple ID allows you to add or delete them, but when you add a new one where does the confirmation email go to? It doesn't go to iCloud email and nor does it go your Apple ID email address.

  • TonyV910 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:45 PM (in response to Highlordkram)

    I actually tried Matt's way and it worked. I don't know why you are unable to access the delete account option, maybe a software glitch?

  • lesliefromboston Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 13, 2012 3:00 PM (in response to Highlordkram)

    When I change the iCloud address , and set up 3 alias's, it then Sked to be sent to An email to confirm.  I cannot seem to do this?

     

    Any ideas here?thanks

  • lesliefromboston Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 13, 2012 3:01 PM (in response to Highlordkram)

    Yes, how to send change to Confirmation email?

  • Yptcn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 30, 2012 5:40 AM (in response to xosa)

    Just to say a huge THANK YOU , your step by step info worked great !!!

  • Rrobles669 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 31, 2012 8:36 AM (in response to Matt Curtis)

    Matt, it worked for me. You have to delete iclouds but save to iphone, then go back in settings icloud and it will ask for email. But just so others know you should go to itunes and change your email address there and it will just sync with icould.

  • essjayem Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 23, 2012 12:31 PM (in response to Roscoe23)

    Roscoe23, a *huge* gold star for this...I am *so* not an Apple fan and spent many frustrating hours trying to find the solution to this problem. I see absolutely no logic whatsoever in the solution *but it worked*! Thank you thank you thank you...

  • dmg1880 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 7:30 PM (in response to Rrobles669)

    Hi Rrobles,

     

    I had the same issue after updating to iOs6, kept getting errors about my icloud loggin when it was using an old apple id, so i deleted the icloud account and chose the option to save to iphone. However, a note (with really important information) that I had open and just edited was deleted. Nothing else (not contacts, pics, no other notes, nothing) was deleted. I tried going to icloud.com, going to gmail site (since gmail was my defaul account for notes), and it's nowhere to be found. I have spent the last two days on the phone with apple suppor and went to the apple store also. no one can figure out why that note (or anything for that matter) would be deleted. Moral: be very careful about deleting icloud account

  • Rembrant Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 7:25 PM (in response to gummi111)

    ...Your icloud is a MAC/PC program.. Try this....: On your mac, ( I don't have a PC), Go to "icloud.com,  then lower left corner, go to privacy policy, then  scowl down about half way to "updating your preference'  , select " Manage your account",  log in, then - edit your icloud email.. After this . then re-sync you iphone.,, it will reset your email...your iphone/ icloud wiil reflect your new email...

    hope this help someone.....JHH

  • Durelli_Tyres Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 21, 2012 5:04 AM (in response to Rembrant)

    That takes me to my Apple ID email address which is already my new Email address.

     

    Its only on my iOS device that the old email address exists.

     

    D

  • joni9 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 22, 2012 10:49 AM (in response to vot9783)

    This worked!  Thank you so much!

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