Do I need an equivalent of google account for iPhone?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by hajime, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hi, for Android, we have a gmail account for purchasing apps and syncing calendar. I don't logon to this account often but when I did recently, I got tones of notifications of calendar events. For iPhone do we need to create this kind of account that will receive tones of notifications? Is it better to create a new one rather than an existing email account?
     
  2. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    You would need to setup an iCloud account for calendar/find my iPhone purposes. But you can use your existing gmail account for your Apple ID if you would prefer to do that.
     
  3. mrex macrumors 68020

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    I use my gmail account as appleid and for everything...
     
  4. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    Does that work for find my iPhone? I just logged into icloud.com using my gmail account and didn't see that option. But I use my gmail account for my Apple ID, but iCloud for Find my iPhone purposes.
     
  5. hajime, Feb 4, 2016
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    hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    As far as I know, my iCould email account is the same as email account I used to create the Apple ID used for App Store. Am I right?
     
  6. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Correct. My Apple ID ends in "@gmail.com"
     
  7. mrex, Feb 5, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2016

    mrex macrumors 68020

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    yes... all services is under my gmail account. (=appleid)
     
  8. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Since the Apple ID is linked to credit card information, is it better to use another email account if some newly installed apps ask for logging on an email account?
     
  9. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    That I can't say. Sorry, dude.
     

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