Add as alternate email to existing Apple ID acct?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, iCloud and Apple Services' started by mikepro, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2010
    So I currently use my gmail account as my apple id. Last night I setup a new id. But, I want to continue using gmail for my mail, calendars, etc. So, I don't think i really _need_ this address. (No interest in their email).

    So, I'm wondering if I can (or should) just add the new email as an alternate to my existing gmail apple ID? Good idea or bad idea?

    Here is what I ideally want from these service:

    - be able to use Facetime, Find my Friends, etc with my gmail apple ID, and possible with my as well. I really only want the icloud automatic backup stuff.

    If I can't have both, then I would prefer to stick to my gmail apple ID for simplicity, and basically never use my

    Any advice?

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