How to switch to a different iCloud account without losing everything?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by JoshJosh117, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2007
    When updating to iOS 5, I was asked to enter an Apple ID, so I entered my existing ID that I use for app/music purchases. However, I want to use a separate Apple ID for iCloud.

    The only option I see to change the iCloud account is "Delete Account" but I am unsure what exactly this will do. How can I create a new iCloud account without deleting all of my "Documents & Data"?
  2. Guest

    Aug 4, 2010
    you will be given an option to "leave on phone". I was able to keep all my calender stuff... not sure about documents. I would back up just in case. You never know right now, with the way its been acting...
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2007
    I went ahead and did it, and didn't notice anything missing (including Pages documents) but I'll let you know if I do.

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