How to change Apple ID

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dimi94941, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. dimi94941 macrumors regular

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    Hello, I Googled on how to change Apple ID, and I did change it, since I don't want to be my Gmail account my Apple ID anymore but my @me.com account.

    So, when I go to "Manage Account" and I change my ID, this is what comes up:

    "You cannot create an Apple ID using a MobileMe account. If this is your email address, it is also your Apple ID."

    I tried logging in iTunes with my ME account and it did work but once logged in, it displays the GMAIL account. How do I change so that my ME account will be my primary, not just connected?
     
  2. Dave Felix macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. I want to stop using my gmail account and start using my college and iCloud email only. But I fear if I won't be able to change it.
     
  3. vdoc macrumors newbie

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    I am wanting to do the same thing. I don't like how gmail does not play well with Apple mail and want to rid myself of gmail entirely and move all of my personal email to .me but it won't let me
     
  4. kong85 macrumors newbie

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    I'm also wanting to do the same thing.

    My @me.com account has automatically been added as my 'alternate' email, so I CAN actually use that to log in to apple services using that address (instead of my gmail). Being OCD though, I want to make it my primary email and get rid of gmail all together.

    Hopefully there is a way!
     
  5. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Sorry everyone. You cannot change your existing AppleID to use a me.com address.

    When a me.com address is created, it already is an AppleID, and you can't change your current account to use an email that is already in use as an AppleID.

    Read the front page. There's a story with a nice big thread attached of people griping about this.
     
  6. kong85, Oct 13, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2011

    kong85 macrumors newbie

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