Can you make your new email your MAIN Apple ID?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Soundburst, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Soundburst macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2006
    Once you create your new address can you then make it your main email and log in for iTunes and iCloud?
  2. sdm1985 macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2008
    You'll see below that this iCloud forum that this has been asked several times by me and others.

    It doesn't look like its possible.
  3. Soundburst thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2006
    I actually figured it out.

    You don't need it to be !

    Just log in using your in iTunes and it'll log you in as normal. . .log in with it anywhere and it'll work as your sign in ID :)

    You can forget all your other details so long as you remember that :)
  4. sdm1985 macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2008
    I know that you can login with your @me as well as your former Apple ID (in my case Hotmail). My question is, how can I change this Apple ID to my @me or change my main email (Hotmail as I am ditching that account).
  5. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
    Right now you can't, but Apple has said they are working on making that possible.
  6. Jack of Plaid macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2011
    Not that I don't believe you. I'm actually hoping for that, but do you have a source?
  7. soco macrumors 68030


    Dec 14, 2009
    Yardley, PA
    It's half true. Apple has said they're aware of the desire for such an ability, but they've never said they're working on it.

    There was a MacRumors story not too long ago (within the past month) about it.

    The hope is that they will allow one to transfer purchase history to another account with the account holders' permissions. So for those of us who own an old account with purchases on it, and a newer account that we like the name of better, or simply use instead of the old one, we'll be able to "merge" them for lack of a better term.

    Here's hoping.
  8. SLBear macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2010
    #8 this

    Yes you can, that's always been possible since But, you cannot take your iTunes or App Store purchases with you.:eek:

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