Adding second Apple ID to Facetime and iMessage

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by pejmanpar, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. pejmanpar macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2010
    Hello everyone,

    (sorry if I bring this subject up again, but I just couldn't find any solution on the web and apple support pages were confusing to understand.)

    How can I add a second Apple ID to FaceTime and iMessage?

    When I try to add my second Apple ID on iOS (and OSX ML) it says:
    "The email address you entered can't be used with this Apple ID... because it's already in use with another Apple ID."

    But... I haven't set up or "used" my second Apple ID anywhere.

    I want to be reached for Facetime and iMessage on two separate Apple IDs, and But apparently I can't add to them.

    (I'm using the latest softwares both on iOS and OSX and my iOS devices are iPad v3 and iPhone 4S)

    Ant help and suggestions are appreciated.
  2. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    I don't have two .me; but I have multiple email assigned to my FaceTime on iPad and Mac. Works well.

    Could you use different email addresses instead ? Or need to be .me ?
  3. Good-Apollo macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2009
    Try adding the email address manually at, then verifying it.

    Apart from that, are you 100% sure that the email address isn't used in another Apple ID?

    Also, there is a long disputed problem with some of the older accounts that won't let them be used for FaceTime.

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