4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 12, 2013 1:37 PM by wombat2007
wombat2007 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

My brand new mini iPad will only accept a @icloud.com addy to set up mail off icloud.

Every other device I have syncs from iCloud with a @me.com addy


It also wont synch with iTunes.

Multiple attempts.


Whats up ?

iPad mini Wi-Fi, iOS 6.0.2, Brand New
  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 Level 8 (38,875 points)

    You can select iCloud for the account type but still enter your @me.com email address - it should take it. As for syncing with iTunes, what is the error you get?

  • wombat2007 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    so, two issue really.


    Under sysprefs/icloud/account i have my usual Apple ID email ( which is neither an icloud or .me addy )
    When I turn mail on, it prompts me with a dialogue box 'Turn on Mail - create a new @icloud.com email address to turn on iCloud Mail'

    If I cancel this out - it returns to sys/prefs.

    It's forcing my AppleID as the account.


    Sync - I dont get anything. It does not show up in iTunes like a regular iPad. Am i to assume that the only way to synch a mini is through Wi-Fi ?

  • Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6 (16,400 points)

    To sync your iPad mini you need iTunes 10.7 or later on your computer. iTunes 11.0.1 is currently the latest version. Do you have one of these latest versions of iTunes on your computer.


    iTunes 11 changes the look of iTunes and you'll need to search for your iPad when it is connected. I 11 the iPad will show in the upper right corner of iTunes.

  • wombat2007 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    yes, i have 11.0.1