Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > iCloud and Apple Services

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 9, 2011, 07:15 AM   #1
i0Nic
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
iTunes email account different from iCloud account?

Hey guys,

I've activated iCloud using my personal email account (the same Gmail account I use for my iTunes ID) and now I have a new @me.com email from iCloud.

The primary email account holder for my iCloud account is my gmail - same my as iTunes account.

Is there any negative to this, should I be somehow using my @me.com email as my iCloud email address? I can't see any option to change this email other than deleting my iCloud account which would ofourse also delete the associated @me.com email.

Also, I'm using my iPhone and iPad to backup to iCloud and already my 5gb storage is full, I have just upgraded to 50gb. I have my backups sent to iCloud not my Mac - how does this work as even 50gb is not enough to back up my entire iPad and iPhone?

I'm getting a little confused.
__________________
peterpetrovski.com - thoughts on the connected future.
i0Nic is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 9, 2011, 10:39 AM   #2
karthik.k
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: San Francisco
Quote:
Originally Posted by i0Nic View Post
Hey guys,

I've activated iCloud using my personal email account (the same Gmail account I use for my iTunes ID) and now I have a new @me.com email from iCloud.

The primary email account holder for my iCloud account is my gmail - same my as iTunes account.

Is there any negative to this, should I be somehow using my @me.com email as my iCloud email address? I can't see any option to change this email other than deleting my iCloud account which would ofourse also delete the associated @me.com email.

Also, I'm using my iPhone and iPad to backup to iCloud and already my 5gb storage is full, I have just upgraded to 50gb. I have my backups sent to iCloud not my Mac - how does this work as even 50gb is not enough to back up my entire iPad and iPhone?

I'm getting a little confused.
You can very well use your @gmail.com ID as your primary ID for logging into your icloud.com as well as other store accounts. There's nothing negative in this.
Also, there's some complication in managing two IDs from the same device. Here's a post that explains the complication. Just have a look at it.
And at present, Apple will not be providing more than 50 GB of storage space right now. May be they would provide with more storage very soon!

http://www.karthikk.net/2011/06/how-...cloud-account/
__________________
Karthik K
karthik.k is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 9, 2011, 10:49 AM   #3
vitzr
macrumors 68030
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: California
Quote:
Originally Posted by i0Nic View Post
I'm getting a little confused.
This can be a very confusing situation indeed.

First one must create an Apple ID, which will always be comprised of our outside email address.

Next when enrolling in a past cloud service like MobileMe, we are issued an @me.com email address.

The same thing will happen with those who are new and do not have the old MobileMe, or Mac email.

Thus we have one Apple ID & Apple issued email address.

Where it becomes confusing is these email addresses also function as Apple ID's.

Perhaps someone will come along with further clarification.
vitzr is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > iCloud and Apple Services

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Creating a new iCloud account. Can I make this my iTunes account as well?a patent10021 iCloud and Apple Services 5 Oct 7, 2013 08:40 PM
Changing iCloud account email address? i1280 iPhone 7 Apr 18, 2013 02:15 PM
Creat a new iCloud email account and use as iTunes account? PracticalMac iCloud and Apple Services 3 Feb 7, 2013 05:17 PM
Trouble with iTunes account and iCloud account historyteacher iCloud and Apple Services 0 Oct 1, 2012 10:22 AM
In iOS6 beta, is there anyway to turn an alias in the main email account in icloud? PacificBeach iOS 6 0 Aug 6, 2012 12:25 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:17 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC