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

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    My current apple id login name is my old email that I no longer use anymore. I want to change it to my @me.com email address that I use for my email and iCloud. When I try to change it, it says the @me.com is already in use as an apple id. So then I sign out and sign in using my @me.com 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 me.com 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 68020

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    As of right now you cannot change an existing Apple ID to a @me.com address. Apple considers all @me.com 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

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    I'm fine with using a different apple id, but when I try to sign in to my me.com 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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