10 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2012 7:00 AM by Mr. Luigi
Michaelblue7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do you change your alternate email address mine is still the .me one and since its closed I want to change it?


Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Alternate Apple ID change
    wuzradioman Level 4 Level 4 (2,125 points)

    The following Apple link may offer what you're looking for:  http://support.apple.com/kb/HE68

  • 2. Re: Alternate Apple ID change
    arrow7 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    this page (the link you gave) is partially outdated. Alternate Apple IDs are not taken into account there.

  • 3. Re: Alternate Apple ID change
    Michaelblue7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    AppleID.png

    There is no edit button and I need the email changed

  • 4. Re: Alternate Apple ID change
    wuzradioman Level 4 Level 4 (2,125 points)

    Michael,

     

    Dad nabit, I gave you the wrong link.  I do apologize for that.  Please check the following link.  You'll need to click on the manage your id button, and sign in to manage your account.  You'll see an option for adding an alternate e-mail adr, or changing it.https://appleid.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MyAppleId.woa/

  • 5. Re: Alternate Apple ID change
    sl33pwalker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This whole ID system is buggy. I submitted a bug report to encompass all of the issues I'm having. ID# 12485643 on https://bugreport.apple.com. Screen Shot 2012-10-11 at 11.38.03 PM.png

  • 6. Re: Alternate Apple ID change
    to cheuk yin Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I have the same question as Michael. I would like to change my Alternate Apple ID from my @me.com address to my new @icloud.com address. Is this possible?

  • 7. Re: Alternate Apple ID change
    Mr. Luigi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi wuzradioman,

     

    I followed your directions and believe I arrived at the site you described.  However, the one e-mail address they don't allow you to edit there is the Alternate Apple ID.  I like the others am still stuck with the old @me.com Alternate Apple ID address and want to change it to @icloud.com.

     

    As someone else stated, I don't recall ever choosing the @me.com address as my alternate Apple ID.  I'm guessing Apple must have automatically assigned it.  I wish they would automatically change it to the new @icloud.com address!

  • 8. Re: Alternate Apple ID change
    shararag Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Did anybody figure out how to change the alternate email address???

  • 9. Re: Alternate Apple ID change
    srogers3857 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think it is created when you create your first email account using icloud mail.  That is what mine did.  One thing I have noticed, a lot of questions in the forums but no help from Apple.  That isn't cool at all.  Great product but support in forums leaves a little.  Everyone keep digging.  Maybe we will find a way.

  • 10. Re: Alternate Apple ID change
    Mr. Luigi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi srogers3857!

     

    Thanks for your reply.  I thought that was how the alternate account was generated, but I wasn't sure.

     

    With regard to no help from Apple.  That is always something that puzzled me about these Apple Forums.  I understand why Apple can't interject itself into EVERY forum discussion.  Especially considering that many forum questions are solved by Forum members.  But, I never understood why, from a Customer Service and Public Relations perspective, why Apple could not jump in on a disussion like this one...where everyone is going in circles and making no progress and getting totally frustrated.

     

    After all, someone from Apple is moderating these forums and looking at all the posts.  Just ask folks who have had their posts removed by the Apple Moderator.  IMO, a lot of those removed posts would have never come to be if an "Apple Expert" just stepped into one of the especially problematic discussions and gave the answer.  Then the frustration would much more rarely build to the level where folks post comments that end up being removed for being unacceptably nasty, rantish, etc.

     

    Peace and Love to All in this Forum and Best Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!  Mr. Luigi