Changing primary Apple ID email address

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by zainjetha, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2007

    I have an Apple ID which was created and came with an email address, which is the primary email address associated with the account.

    I have recently purchased a domain for the family, and thus no longer need iCloud's email function, although I need all other features. I would like to now make my new email address the primary Apple ID but sadly this is not possible. Once this is done I would then delete the icloud email address and disassociate it from the Apple ID altogether.

    Please advise

  2. aicul macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2007
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  3. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    I don't know if it's possible, but many people here (including me) who use an external address would love to be able to do the opposite (i.e. switch to using their icloud address as Apple ID instead of the external one, so it's independent of changing email addresses etc.). Unfortunately that is currently not possible. May I ask why you want to do this? Nobody forces you to use the iCloud email function (and you could simply forward it to your new address).

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