iCloud mail linked to Gmail Apple ID

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by carcaret, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. carcaret macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2014
    Hi everyone,

    When I started to use Apple, I created my account using my Gmail email account as Apple ID. Later on, I created also an iCloud email account to be able to sync notes and such. From what I've read, both are valid (and different?) Apple IDs. The thing is that if I go to the "Manage your Apple ID" page and use my iCloud email to log in, it shows my Gmail email as Apple ID and main email account. So it seems that my iCoud email account is somehow linked to the Gmail one (or that Apple ID). What I was trying to do is to start using my iCloud email as main Apple ID for all services, even though if I loose my purchase history in iTunes and so. So, my question is, is there a way to unlink or detach the iCloud account from the Gmail account? Does this scenario make sense? I don't want to merge them or whatever, I just wanna use the iCloud mail as Apple ID and forget about the Gmail one.

  2. exi macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2012
    Very commonly requested thing. As of now, we can't change our non-Apple email addresses to our @icloud.com addresses for our primary Apple ID. I'm in the same position. Oddly, people who register directly with Apple and have "only" an iCloud email address now can use that for their Apple ID.

    Submit feedback to Apple, send an email to that public Tim Cook email address, whatever: http://www.apple.com/feedback/icloud.html
  3. carcaret thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2014
    Thanks a lot. I did know you couldn't merge accounts, but had missed this.
  4. mrwag macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2014
    This is the exact situation I am in as well. So basically I have to keep a non-Apple provide email address to link my iCloud account with? I was hoping to consolidate email accounts and close an old one out and just use an iCloud email. Sounds like that isn't possible.

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