Apple ID or .me account?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Bluemeanie1976, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2009
    Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
    OK, so I have a .me account, and a seperate apple ID, (, so which do I use for iCloud? I've tried looking for advice on the apple website, but it seems very vague for this scenario. I can't change my yahoo ID for the .me in iTunes. So who is doing what?

    Many thanks

  2. Katalysis macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2009
    AFAIK, you need both to take full advantage of iCloud. You have to have a .me email address to use cloud syncing for notes (because they go into your .me email). I don't know about email because I use gmail.

    Once you have set up a .me address, you can just log in with Apple ID and it will remember.
  3. kapolani macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2011
    I had the same problem.

    In the end I used my .me account since you have to make a .me email address for iCloud. I still use my itunes/apple id for apps. The problem with using the .me account - your apps don't show up as purchased items in iCloud. Although if you backup your device with iCloud it should have a copy of your apps. Haven't verified since I haven't jumped on the iCloud backup system yet. Still backing up to local.

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