Other iCloud alias confusion

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  1. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a

    iOSUser7

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    Hi,

    I'm using a Gmail address for my Apple ID but I wanted to switch to an @icloud.com address instead. What I did was enabling Mail in the iCloud settings (in my existing Apple ID) and it asked me to choose the name of my new address which I did. However when I go to the Manage Apple ID website to change the Gmail address by the new @icloud.com that I just created it doesn't let me do that, it tells me to try again later.
    I also noticed in the coordinates tab that the @icloud.com address that I just created is in fact an alias. Now I want to delete this alias because that's not what I wanted to do but to my surprise I can't because when I log in the iCloud.com website, go to Mail and then Accounts preferences, it tells me that this just-created @icloud.com address is in fact a primary IMAP iCloud.

    I'm really confused, how can I just go back to my previous situation where I just had the Gmail address used for my Apple ID?

    Thanks.
     
  2. iOSUser7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    iOSUser7

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    Sorry for the double post but I made some more research and apparently the new address that I just created is a real address and not an alias (not sure why it shows as an alias on the Manage my Apple ID webpage). The reason why I can't use it as the new address for my Apple ID is because Apple have put some restriction to new @icloud.com email addresses so they cannot be used as primary Apple ID for the first 30 days.
    Thanks to this guy in the Apple Community for clearing the confusion I had. I posted the solution in case someone needs this in the future.

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8169152
     
  3. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    I don't have a solution to your hell, but take this as a lesson. Once you start changing the email address associated to your Apple ID, chances are extremely high that doing so will mess the whole iCloud works up.

    I changed my email address for my apple ID and eventually got things working fine on my phone, but I didn't log out of iCloud on my Mac before I did it , so now my Mac is locked out of iCloud permanently. I can't log in or out with any of the IDs. Really great design. Ha!
     
  4. iOSUser7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    iOSUser7

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    Wow that's messed up indeed, thanks for reminding me to log out of all my devices before I change my Apple ID email address in 30 days. :)
     
  5. 212rikanmofo macrumors 68000

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    I originally had gmail for my apple id and changed it to icloud without any problems.
     

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