Can't change apple ID name

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Kyllle, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Kyllle macrumors 6502

    Apr 25, 2011
    My current apple id login name is my old email that I no longer use anymore. I want to change it to my email address that I use for my email and iCloud. When I try to change it, it says the is already in use as an apple id. So then I sign out and sign in using my email, and it redirects me to the iTunes account with my old email.

    So clearly the two emails are somehow associated, but I don't want my old email (gmail) used for iTunes as I don't use it anymore.

    I was able to change the actual email over to my one, so I get iTunes receipts at that email, it's just that when I log in it still says my username is the old email.
  2. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
    As of right now you cannot change an existing Apple ID to a address. Apple considers all addresses to be Apple IDs already.

    Supposedly there will be a fix for this in the future, but I wouldn't hold out hope of it being anytime soon.
  3. Kyllle thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 25, 2011
    I'm fine with using a different apple id, but when I try to sign in to my apple id, it just takes me to my old apple id with the gmail login, like how a web page redirects you.

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