Have I understood correctly?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, iCloud and Apple Services' started by RDowson, Jun 26, 2011.

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    RDowson

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    Hey

    Am I right in saying that my MobileMe ID will become my iCloud ID? When I set up a new iOS 5 device, thats the ID I enter during the set-up options.

    As my iTunes ID is different would I then go to the store settings under the Settings app and log-in with that ID there for the iTunes in the cloud features?

    Thanks! :)
     
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    RDowson

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    Or

    Method 2

    Do I use my iTunes ID as my iCloud account and somehow add my current existing @me.com email address to that?

    Its so confusing! :(
     
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    you cannot merge your existing mobileme account to a seperate apple ID, but you can have your apple ID on your phone for store purchase and use your mobileme account as an iCloud to do contacts, email, backup, etc.
     
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    RDowson

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    Thats what I was thinking. It's just that I saw someone use their iTunes account as their iCloud account and when they try to enable email it prompts you to create a new @me.com iCloud email address. How would this work if the iCloud ID is a yahoo or gmail address as the username?
     
  5. macrumors 603

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    calender, contacts etc is tied to your Apple ID, which can be any old email address. but for email you have to set up an iCloud me.com address.

    i have my live.com as my iCloud account, contacts and all that are tied to the apple ID. then when i enable email, it asked me to make a me.com address, so i did, and now that's tied to my account, but my ID is still me live.com
     

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