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Adding second email to primary account?

1879 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 27, 2013 10:35 AM by annetempleton RSS
i2 Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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Oct 3, 2013 6:45 AM

I have a iCloud email account set up on my Mac and iPad, but I want to add an iCloud email for my wife. This should be's Apple we are talking about. But it hs been very frustating after several days of searching discussion groups and reading Apple notes. I am continually confused about what Apple ID they are referring to and in which Preferences settings (iCloud or Mail, Contacts & Calendars) to do the account setup in. Apple needs to streamline this and make it more intuitive...but let's get to the question.


I have an iCloud account with icloud email, contacts and contacts setup already. I want to share the contacts and calendars with her. My wife has an iCloud account but I haven't been able set up her iCloud email account. What are the steps I need to take to add my wife's iCloud email to my Mac?

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,670 points)
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    Oct 3, 2013 7:03 AM (in response to i2)

    Sysytem Preferences > Mail, Contacts & Calendars > Add

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,670 points)
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    Oct 3, 2013 4:14 PM (in response to i2)

    The + in the bottom left corner is really only there in case you have selected one of the existing accounts and the options to create a new account are not available on the right hand side.


    All you need to do is to select the iCloud option on the right hand side and enter the ID and password. Once you've done that and it has long been, you can then choose which services to enable.


    Is this not what you see.



  • annetempleton Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 27, 2013 10:35 AM (in response to i2)

    Had exactly the same problem as i2. Tried to set up email address on secondary Apple ID (you are only allowed one email address per ID it seems . Not sure why. Seems rather mean). Comes back with "not enabled,try later"

    Tried all the various solutions , tried to understand the many Apple help pages which are not much help. None explicity state that you can only have one email address and that another Apple ID is Secondary or explains what that means.

    Followed i2,s example and tried it on an iPad which worked . Then went back and tried it on the iMac and it worked. What a nonsense. Apples unwritten rules could fill a library. And it is all supposed to be intuitive.Ha!

       OSX Mavericks 10.9  iMac


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