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How to change iCloud email address?

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  • carol1945 Calculating status...
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    Jan 23, 2013 5:50 PM (in response to Msbrouse)

    I am curious; why do you want a @me account?  What is wrong with the @icloud account?  I am thinking of deleting my @me account. Maybe I should not do that????  Please let's discuss this.

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    Jan 23, 2013 6:30 PM (in response to carol1945)

    I believe both @me and @icloud are aliases from the parent @aol.com. I have a @me account that I don't even use. Stick with @icloud, it's much better and easy to configure on the new iPhone.

  • vannah288 Calculating status...
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    Jan 24, 2013 7:47 AM (in response to pinkteaji)

    when i went into it and hit delete account it told me

     

    if you delete your account, all documents stored in icloud will be deleted from this iphone

     

    if i delete the account will all my stuff go with it cuz i didnt get the option to keep the rest on the device

  • esteban2800 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 1:13 PM (in response to Highlordkram)

    The data will only be deleted on your iPhone but you can downloaded again from iCloud. It does not delete data in iCloud a I don't think you can delete your account permanently. The delete part only refers to your iPhone data. I have seen this message and you can either delete or keep the data. Keep in mind, the message just refers to the data on your phone.

  • esteban2800 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 1:14 PM (in response to esteban2800)

    Sorry for the redundancy in my message, I was multitasking. Hope it helps!

  • gjp716 Calculating status...
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    Jan 28, 2013 10:38 AM (in response to Highlordkram)

    toasted my old iCloud account (like one of the people suggested) and got just about everything up and recovered except my Contacts don't show anywhere...  I have a new gmail account and it's showing up but my Contacts from that email address aren' t being synced...  suggestions???

  • Clatty Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 1:12 PM (in response to Roscoe23)

    I really need to do this and am confused as to where you are actually making the change.  Can you help me out

  • Clatty Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 1:15 PM (in response to Highlordkram)

    My problem is on my macbook it's not letting me change the icloud, it's fine everywhere else phone icloud.com etc

  • Clatty Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 1:20 PM (in response to Rembrant)

    I don't see this preferences you speak of

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    Jan 29, 2013 1:36 PM (in response to Highlordkram)

    yayyyy did it on my own, my mac had icloud under old apple id account after much time wasting I said I'm just gonna log out and delete whatever it tells me to and sign back in under my correct icloud login and it bloody worked

  • Jazzyevans25 Calculating status...
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    Feb 2, 2013 4:16 PM (in response to vot9783)

    Thank you!! It did work for me finally!!

  • pattypeng Calculating status...
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    Feb 13, 2013 7:06 PM (in response to Highlordkram)

    Nope, not fixed with the new ios. Checked with CS, it is simply not possible to change me or icloud addressed once it is associated with your Apple ID.

     

    Their "solution." Change the primary email address--uh, nope. Change to a new Apple ID--uh, nope.

     

    Have as many people as possible ask for this to be a changeable/editable setting. Uh-yup.

     

    Please do so!

     

    Unresolved issue for over 2 years and many versions of the OS.

  • Comp_CAC Calculating status...
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    Feb 14, 2013 4:04 PM (in response to Highlordkram)

    Matt's solution does work.

    "You can delete the account, but when you try to log back in with your old Apple ID, it just brings that same mistyped email address back under the Advanced, then Mail settings of the iCloud Account."

    That is the problem. You do not want to log back in with your old Apple ID or else you go back to step 1 of the puzzle.

    1. First, change your Apple ID on this site for itunes/apple.

    2. Then, follow Matt Curtis' directions.

    3. When you sign in, use the new email address that you changed on apple/itunes

    [in step 1] to connect to iCloud.

     

    -Do not use your previous email.

     

    I have had this problem where I had my email on itunes/apple changed to my official email that I use for everything.  Then I went to iCloud but it would lock and revert back to my old email address.  I then followed Matt Curtis' directions and it seemed that because I had changed my Apple ID email, it all worked in one try after I signed in with my new official email linked to my old account.

     

    Hope this helped

     

    Message was edited by: Comp_CAC

  • Mollymx5 Calculating status...
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    Feb 16, 2013 8:16 PM (in response to Trinads)

    Thanks Trinads,

     

    This worked for me,

  • Wikidnurse Calculating status...
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    Feb 17, 2013 8:00 AM (in response to chris_in_cloud)

    I changed my email address from one carrier to another and thought I had changed it everywhere BUT just recently found out it was not changed on my iCloud account!

     

    Maybe, because, I had made the change everywhere else it worked? (iTunes, iPad, iPhone).  This is what I did......

     

    I have no clue what I am doing so I uploaded all my pics that were on my iPhone to another device to be "safe" and then went to settings then icloud and closed my eyes and pushed the red button. I decided not to worry about photo stream and said yes to keeping everything else on my iPhone. I agreed to delete and when I came back in to iCloud on my iPhone my new "real" address was there and I entered my password and.....it worked fine.

     

    Perhaps because everything else was in new address prior to deleting, it worked?

     

    Just comments from peanut gallery here! ;o)

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