iCloud email is so slow! But apple won't let me change to gmail?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by matthewproctor, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. matthewproctor macrumors newbie

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    I use Google Apps for business on a few different email addresses and find it's great.

    My @icloud email is so slow and cumbersome, often giving errors etc. I want to get rid of that but I can't edit my email on my @icloud apple ID.

    Is there a way for me to setup a new apple ID and transfer everything over?
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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  3. Lee_Bo macrumors regular

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    https://appleid.apple.com

    When you log in, you can edit your profile. One of those edits is "change Apple ID". Clicking on that will ask you for a new email address you want to use.
     

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  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    How does changing an Apple ID make iCloud email work better?
     
  5. matthewproctor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I want to remove the icloud email from my apple ID entirely and use gmail.
     
  6. matthewproctor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks bud I don't have 'change email' as an option?
     
  7. mollyc macrumors 68000

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    You can still use your icloud email account as your icloud login but use gmail for email. Changing the address associated with icloud won't make mail run faster.
     
  8. Lee_Bo macrumors regular

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    Oh but it will.......as long at the flux capacitor is generating the required 1.21 gigawatts of electricity.
     
  9. Vlad Soare macrumors member

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    I believe you can change your Apple ID from a non-Apple e-mail address to an iCloud one, but not the other way around.
     
  10. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Did you add the gmail to the account first?
    I don’t think you can simply hit a change button without a secondary email being added first
     
  11. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Correct. I've had a non-iCloud email address as my Apple ID since the dawn of time. My Apple ID is a Fastmail address.

    I think bruinsrme is correct - add your @gmail as a secondary then you should be able to make it your Apple ID.
     

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