Add as alternate email to existing Apple ID acct?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, 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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