Other iCloud alias confusion

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  1. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2014

    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?

  2. iOSUser7 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2014
    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.

  3. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    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


    Jun 23, 2014
    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

    Jan 31, 2003
    I originally had gmail for my apple id and changed it to icloud without any problems.

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