i can't change my apple id

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by FrenzyBanana, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. FrenzyBanana macrumors regular

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    hi. i want to change my apple id from @me.com to @icloud.com
    i follow the instruction from here http://support.apple.com/kb/HE40
    but there no edit option when i open my account.

    anyone?
     
  2. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    For whatever reason, Apple does not allow users to change their Apple ID username if it is a @mac.com or @me.com ID:

    Source: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4895
     
  3. FrenzyBanana thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    If the address is in use then it's in use, whether or not you have an account.
     
  5. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    If I'm understanding correctly, the ID is in use by the OP. However, since their ID was originally a @me.com ID, they cannot create a new @icloud.com equivalent since one has already been assigned to them (on an alias-like basis).

    So, assuming the above is accurate, I believe the question is if you can cancel your existing @me.com Apple ID and then re-create it "from scratch" as an @icloud.com ID. If that's right, then I'm guessing the answer is no but you'd be better off confirming with Apple.
     

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