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Old Oct 12, 2011, 09:02 PM   #1
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I installed iOS5 on my iPhone, but where is MobileMe?

How do I sign up for the free MobileMe so I can change my Apple ID to a MobileMe e-mail and start syncing everything?

Thanks!
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 09:32 PM   #2
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How do I sign up for the free MobileMe so I can change my Apple ID to a MobileMe e-mail and start syncing everything?

Thanks!
You can't. You cannot change your current AppleID which you are using for iTunes store purchases (lets say its a gmail account) to a @me.com account.

But what you can do and most of us have done is keep that AppleID for iTunes purchases. When you install iOS 5 and go through initial setup, when it ask for AppleID for iCloud, say create new one and it will let you create a free MobileMe account. If you have already set up device using your iTunes AppleID, go under Settings>iCloud. Delete the account. Then go into Mail settings and add an iCloud account. At the bottom, it will say create AppleID. Follow the steps and it will give you option to create a free @me address.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 09:35 PM   #3
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You can't. You cannot change your current AppleID which you are using for iTunes store purchases (lets say its a gmail account) to a @me.com account.

But what you can do and most of us have done is keep that AppleID for iTunes purchases. When you install iOS 5 and go through initial setup, when it ask for AppleID for iCloud, say create new one and it will let you create a free MobileMe account. If you have already set up device using your iTunes AppleID, go under Settings>iCloud. Delete the account. Then go into Mail settings and add an iCloud account. At the bottom, it will say create AppleID. Follow the steps and it will give you option to create a free @me address.
So I will have two accounts then, an iTunes account (GMAIL) & a MobileMe account to sync everything else?
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 09:37 PM   #4
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So I will have two accounts then, an iTunes account (GMAIL) & a MobileMe account to sync everything else?
Yes. To be clear, not a MobileMe account. You will have an iCloud account that is your name@me.com - @me.com is the email domain. MobileMe is a service that is being discontinued and migrated to iCloud. I know you meant that but just keeping the terminology correct for other that may read.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 09:45 PM   #5
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Yes. To be clear, not a MobileMe account. You will have an iCloud account that is your name@me.com - @me.com is the email domain. MobileMe is a service that is being discontinued and migrated to iCloud. I know you meant that but just keeping the terminology correct for other that may read.
Thanks, I appreciate the help.

So in essence, I am going to have two accounts:
1) Apple Store (my gMail e-mail)
2) iCloud (my .me e-mail)

Is that correct?
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