How do you change the iCloud Apple ID and move content?

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  1. Undecided, Jul 29, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2012

    Undecided macrumors 6502a

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    I seem to have painted myself into a corner.

    I use the same Apple iD for iTunes purchases and iCloud. It is not an @me.com address. I've discovered that if I want notes to sync, then my iCloud Apple ID must be an @me.com address. I know I can have a different Apple ID for iTunes purchases and for iCloud. If I switch my iCloud Apple ID to an @me.com address, then all my iCloud-based content (reminders, documents, etc.) on my Mac currently will get removed from my Mac. It will still be in iCloud (I guess) but associated with my current non-@me.com address.

    So how am I supposed to move to a different iCloud Apple ID (one using @me.com) and move all my content there?:confused:

    [By the way, I already have, but don't use, an @me.com address. In system preferences, I added it as a second iCloud account, which it let me do, but it's stuck as "inactive" and it won't let me sync just my notes to it.]
     
  2. FrancoisC macrumors 6502

    FrancoisC

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    My notes, and everything else icloud, sync just fine with my apple id, which is a "@live" adress.

    I think your problem must be something else...
     
  3. Undecided thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Because my apple id is an alias of an actual email address, based on your note I began to wonder if that's the problem. So I changed my apple id to be the actual email address. Still didn't work.

    But then I noticed that one of my gmail accounts had a notes sync option. I turned that on, and now my notes do sync, via my gmail account, not iCloud.
     

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