How to delete (or rename) iCloud "" Email Address

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nk416, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. nk416 macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2011
    When signing up for iCloud on my iPhone using iOS 5.0, I accidently mistyped my email address (eg., is I can't seem to delete it and restart.

    Does anyone know how I can rid the faulty email address from my iCloud setting?
  2. ImperialX macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
  3. iKennett macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2007
    Am I right in thinking that is now linked with you Apple ID. iCloud > Settings > Advance?

    If you go to Apple self serve area that email address will be associated with your account... try and delete it and see what happens?
  4. nk416 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2011
    Nada - seems to be stuck to my primary Apple ID now as well.

  5. MPT macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    I was able to go to, log-in, manage my account and delete the misspelled .me address from my account (it popped a warning that said this was permanent).
  6. BlackMangoTree macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2010
    It's says it's permanent but it's not true it's still attached to your Apple ID. iCould is a mess
  7. auero macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2006
    When making your account it clearly stated that you cannot change it after you create it. You'll need to make a new AppleID.
  8. Codepiink macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    Westchester County, NY
    Yep, I recall that it said you cannot change it as well. I actually had to call Apple with an issue I had regarding my address and was told the same thing again... you cannot delete it, which doesn't make any sense at all.

    OP, When you log into you can create "aliases". I didn't pay much attention to what it is exactly, but maybe you can create an alias for that address with the right spelling and use it that way. Don't know if that fixes your problem or not.
  9. auero macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2006
    The alias will work and he'll just have both then.
  10. Ol!ver macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2005
    I created a test account using the betas, and am now stuck with it.

    If I create an alias, how is that handled on the iOS devices? I see now way of specifying the email address to use.

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