iCloud vs. Gmail for Apple ID?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by wkenion, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. wkenion macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,
    I've been trying to get a new Apple ID set up. I'm between using Gmail as the email address associated with the Apple ID / iCloud, but I'm just wondering what I will lose / not be able to access if I don't use iCloud email.

    I use Gmail as my main email, personal and for school.

    Thanks
     
  2. LaidBack macrumors member

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    I don't think you will lose anything. I use another email service besides icloud.com as my apple id sign in address. I was still able to setup an icloud email address for the account. If you setup your apple id with your gmail account I believe the difference is that notifications and alerts will go to your gmail address instead of your icloud email.
     
  3. wkenion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! I ended up just going with my Gmail account. Thanks for your help! :)
     
  4. sodapop1 Suspended

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    Now Google will be able to track your Apple activities. The price we pay for free stuff.
     

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