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  • [TheBORG] Level 1 Level 1

    Seems that my account is now verified. I can use Find My Friends.


    Also, I had signed out of iTunes and couldn't sign back in. Said something like cannot do this at this time, please try again later. Got home from lunch & shopping and now it I can log in... Seems Apple might have fixed something?

  • GingerToes Level 1 Level 1

    I just got an email from a MobileMe senior advisor saying that:

    "This was due to a temporary iCloud service issue, and we have made an attempt to repair your account. should now be set as the primary email address on your account now, so you should be able to use all of the iCloud an iOS services now."


    And it's true, it's all fixed for me. Given the personal attention my issue raised, this experience has left me liking Apple more, not less. Way to go Apple.

  • garycloud Level 1 Level 1

    Exactly the same problem here, cant use find my friends as cannot verify my .me email address as in use with another Apple id, even though I have deleted it from the other Apple id. Seems it stays linked and verified to the other account even though deleted!!!!!!

  • paulpp Level 1 Level 1

    Am having similar problems and is driving me crazy.  Had a gmail id and now have a me id as well.  Both will not e.g. let me choose the other one as a second email in messaging as it is already in use!!

    Worried about changing the gmail one as all my itunes and app store purchases are through this account.

    Any ideas very very gratefully received

  • koen258 Level 1 Level 1

    Same problem here. Annoying as ****. Lots went wrong with my upgrade to iOS5.


    Why do i suddenly need two difference email addresses? Aren't @me and @mac identical? I.e aliasses?

  • Brkbeat_Junkie Level 1 Level 1

    please explain that work around!

  • Danilo TL Level 1 Level 1

    Hello, I'm new to forum but would like to share how I solved the problem. before I explain my situation. I have the ID primary email - when Apple asked me to check my email I had no access to this e-mail account and put innocence My MobileMe account as an alternative e-mail for that account. then I was like this: main account primary email unverified and verified alternate email ok. now with the ios 5 icloud and migrated my account MobileMe to icloud and started to have problems because I could not check e-mail because it was associated with the account what I did? simple. I created an email in gmail. then I got the account and deleted the alternate email normal until then. I tried to show the account this email and he said that this email was associated with another ID. well, after deleting the alternate email account I saved and I log off. Yogis again in the same account and saw that really was not on most e-mail what I did there? I changed the ID to after doing this I accessed gmail, I got the email confirmation of the apple and confirmed that account. ready. Yogis in there when I account the primary email that was confirnado with another account that no longer existed, appeared as confirmed! Bazinga! this is a way to trick the apple. what I think happened is that by changing my id after deleting the alternate email he lost the reference and went on to release the e-mail to confirm again. Now the IMessage usso find friends and quietly in the iphone and the iphone with the account I have helped you with this trick. hug danilo

  • Winapple Level 1 Level 1

    Here's my issue...


    I had a mobile me account that had my primary gmail account as the "alternate email address." I did the icloud migration and on my ipad when I tried to use my gmail account as the address at which to receive iMessages I was told this email was verified with another ID. When I logged in to manage my apple ID it no longer listed my gmail account as an alternate address BUT if I try logging into the mobile me website it does AND it won't let me edit it - the dialogue box is locked.


    Any ideas on fixing this? Apple was really stupid with the way they went about this whole process.

  • Danilo TL Level 1 Level 1

    Sing in your @me id here: srrOqA0/


    Before change your primary e-mail address.





  • enli Level 1 Level 1

    I am experiencing the same issue.


    I had an old Apple ID that I used for iTunes: I had my gmail email associated to this Apple ID as a secondary email.

    After iCloud, I created a new Apple ID and tried to associate my gmail to this new iCloud Apple ID as a secondary email as well. After getting "Unable to verify email because it is already in use" message, I deleted from the old Apple ID ( Apparently it worked, but when I tried to add it to the new Apple ID (, it continued saying "Unable to verify email because it is already in use".
    The strange thing is that, each time I add again my gmail to the old Apple ID after deleting it, it always says the email is verified, whereas each time I try to use a new different email and add it to one of the two Apple IDs, the process starts from the beginning and asks for email verification each time I delete it.

    It seems the verification system has a bug and doesn't let users delete secondary email from older Apple IDs. Hope this problem will be fixed soon, because right now I can't use my gmail email within iCloud.

  • adamler Level 1 Level 1

    I think this post can probably help everyone r-family/ . The important thing I realized is that you can have different Apple IDs for different purposes within iOS5. I was previously getting the same error message when trying to add my iTunes ID to the Store section of the Settings. I finally resolved it by signing out of the old ID that I don't want to use under the Store settings. It then asked if I wanted to use the existing ID. I checked yes, entered my iTunes AppleID and everything worked fine.


    Hope that helps.

  • koen258 Level 1 Level 1

    That worked beautifully! One side note: log in with just your id, not ''. Thanks mate!

  • HiRez Level 1 Level 1

    Same problem just reared its head for me *sigh*. Everything was working fine, including on 2 new iPhone 4Ss, then just today, for seemingly no reason, it started popping up a message on the App Store app that I needed to verify my email. Well I logged in but got the same "Email address is already verified for another Apple ID." message when trying to change it. After a long of painful research I discovered 2 old Apple IDs that I think had my current Apple ID email set as one of the email addresses (why this problem never showed up previously I have no idea).


    Since I no longer have the previous email addresses of those, I created 2 temporary email addresses on my own domain to use to temporarily verify the old accounts and free up my current Apple ID from them. That part went fine, I got the emails and clicked on the verification link.


    Then the real problems started. I could no longer log into the old Apple IDs using the password which I had just used, apparently the verification process reset the password. OK, so I'll use the "answer security questions" method to log in instead, right? WRONG. For some unfathomable reason, IT CHANGED MY BIRTHDATE. Since birthdate is the first security question, there is no way around this. (And I know my birthday WAS working, because that's how I got into the accounts in the first place, since I didn't have the old email addresses anymore.) And, since the verification process seeminly didn't complete (even though it said it did), I no longer get emails at the new addresses I set up, I assume they reverted back to the old ones, which are forever inaccessible to me!


    What a nightmare, and I have a feeling the fix (if there is one) is not going to be an easy one, if the results here are any indication. Apple IDs are a complete and utter mess, and a painful failure seemingly without any resolution! Man, I love Apple products, I've been supporting them for over 20 years and easily 10s of thousands of dollars in purchases, but the whole Apple ID/iCloud ID/Mobile Me ID/iTMS ID fiasco has really soured me and gotten me angry.

  • HiRez Level 1 Level 1

    Oh, I forgot this:


    So I thought "OK, I cannot change my old Apple IDs. I'll just create a new email address on my domain and use THAT as my primary email." But alas, I cannot change the email address at all on this ID, nor can I add any secondary addresses. There is a save button, but it never lets you save the changes. I'm pretty sure this is one of the flakey side effects of converting a former .Mac/Mobile Me ID.


    Ugh. Apple, I really, really hate you right now.

  • awuwi Level 1 Level 1

    OK  I will add my name to list of users caught in iCloud / iStore snafu.  Purchased a iBooks gift card to buy some books for an upcoming trip and went to login and I get the dreaded message.  Open a support case via Express (slow) Lane and have not heard anything back.  So now I cannot access the iStore to spend money with Apple.


    Apple can you please respond to all of out here stuck in the snafu?  Thank you.