Default email keeps reverting back to iCloud

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  1. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Does anyone know why? About once a week my 6S+ iPhone will revert back to my iCloud email address as it's default. I never use my iCloud address and would like to stop this from happening again.o_O
     
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  3. Newtons Apple thread starter macrumors Pentium

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    How does one turn off my iCloud email account.
     
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    Settings > mail, contacts, calendars > iCloud> toggle mail "off"
     
  6. Newtons Apple thread starter macrumors Pentium

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    Found it. Never used my me.com account and still interested as why it would switch over to this as my default account.
     
  7. chriscl macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't - what it does, is it jumps to the first account that was set up. As most of us set up our iOS devices, we have to log in using an Apple account; at that point, it sets up iCloud mail for you (whether you want it, or not).

    So, even if you subsequently add extra mail accounts (such as during a restore, or manually) they will always be the second, or third, or fourth (or however many) you set up.

    Disabling iCloud mail doesn't remove this "switch to" behaviour, it just means iOS will switch to the first account in the list now (which won't be iCloud, if you disable its mail handling component).
     
  8. Newtons Apple thread starter macrumors Pentium

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    Sorry to not agree but when I pick the "default" email account in settings, THAT is the account it should use first and not "the one that was set up first"!
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I don't know…

    I have iCloud at the top of my list for the reason you specified - it's first to be set up. But from there we diverge.

    You can specify which email account to use as the default in settings.

    As you can see I have a range to choose from and iCloud is not it.

    If Newtons Apple has indeed set this to an account other than iCloud then there is a bug or something somwehere.

    I've not yet had it switch on me. Although Apple always trys to do that during upgrades/updates or restores.

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