Do You Use Separate Apple ID's for iTunes and iCloud?

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  1. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Hi,

    I've had one Apple ID for ages and used it to set up iCloud a while back. I've decided to use my iCloud email, but I messed up the address when I set it up. Since I can't change it I thought about making a new Apple ID for iCloud all together and using my older one for my iTunes purchases.

    Do you do this? Does it work well?
     
  2. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    Well I was in kind of the same situation as you, but in the end I just made two separate accounts. One for Apps/Music Purchases and another for Mail/iCloud.
     
  3. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thats what I'm leaning towards. When I create my second Apple ID (for iCloud) can I use the same non apple email, since Apple won't let you use an apple domain email? I have only one gmail...
     
  4. Rigby macrumors 601

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    I'd try to avoid that, since it will likely lead to confusion later. If you don't like the primary icloud email address, you can create up to 3 aliases.
     
  5. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    Since you have Gmail, you could do what I do and have @gmail.com on one account and @googlemail.com on the other. They both lead to the same account, yet Apple treats them as different accounts, because normally you can't use the same Email on two accounts. Hope this helped ;)
     
  6. mscriv macrumors 601

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    I have separate Apple ID's for iTunes and iCloud, but it's because my wife and I share the iTunes ID so we only have to purchase apps one time and then we have separate iCloud ID's so we don't cross over our data for Contacts, Calendar, etc.. It works well for us. I wouldn't worry about things getting confusing because on your primary machine you can have both accounts logged in at the same time, one in iTunes/App Store and the other in System Preferences/iCloud.
     
  7. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thank you both! I didn't know about the @googlemail trick and I like your set up Mscriv so I may try it!
     
  8. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Besides the googlemail trick, you can also use "plus aliases" with Gmail. This way you can generate an arbitrary number of distinct addresses from a single Gmail account, which can be used for multiple Apple accounts (I use this for a second Apple ID in Europe). E.g., you could use "traverse@gmail.com" and "traverse+icloud@gmail.com".
     
  9. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks for the ideas!
     
  10. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Yeah....it works fine. Me and my wife have an account we share for apps and media. Then we both have separate accounts for mail, contacts, calendar, etc. Little extra work on the front end to set that up (and by that, I mean its one extra user id/password to enter), but nothing too bad or complicated.
     
  11. mscriv macrumors 601

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    I've been searching for the best way to use multiple accounts and continue to seek out new tips and tricks. Keep in mind that you can only have one iCloud account logged into you computer (through System Preferences) at a time. However, in Mail and Calendar you can have both iCloud accounts set up. The only limitation this seems to cause is being able to save documents to iCloud. If being able to save files to both iCloud accounts simultaneously is a primary need for you guys then you will need to come up with a workflow/workaround for this.
     
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    I just learned something... Thanks :D
     
  13. r0k macrumors 68040

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    I prefer 2 separate logins. One is for iCloud email, my iCloud backups, etc. This one has a long and complex password. The other is for stuff I buy in iTunes and I don't want to have to type a long password every time I buy a $0.99 (or even a FREE) app!

    I know it takes a bit more work on my end to keep track of these 2 logins but I think it's worth it.
     
  14. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Yep unfortunately I have a @hotmail iTunes account and an @me iCloud account. Drives me nuts!!!
     
  15. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Did you check out apple's site Apple - My Apple ID?
     
  16. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Yep comes up with the this @me account is already associated with an apple id crap. Joy
     
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