Can iCloud password and Mail password be different if they are the same ID?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Mac 128, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Mac 128 macrumors 603

    Mac 128

    Apr 16, 2015
    Am I able to change my Apple Mail address to a different password than my iCloud password, if it is being used as my Apple ID for iCloud, iTunes, Etc.?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I have an idea that might work. Normally, no... that would be one PW for everything. But if you turn on two-factor authentication security for your AppleID, it allows you to setup application specific passwords so third party apps like Fantastical and others can access iCloud information.

    I don't see it mentioned either way in the documentation, but I'm wondering if you could create an application specific PW and use it like you described. Worth a try.

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