Inactive MobileMe accounts and iCloud.

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by jackrv, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. jackrv macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2011

    I have an inactive MobileMe account, which is also my current AppleID.

    If I log in to, I of course get the "This MobileMe subscription has ended and cannot be renewed" notice, which is fine. My question is once iCloud is launched, will I be able to use my AppleID (and lapsed account as my iCloud email? Or since MobileMe will run until 2012, will that account still be reserved and flagged as non-renewable.

    Granted, no one may know. I am just wondering if any registered Devs have a similar situation and may know an answer. It's not the end of the world, but as I was lucky enough to have the same account for MobileMe and my AppleID, I would like to continue.

    (Kicking myself for letting it lapse due to the "Don't renew, it will be free soon" threads - and then it was too late as of WWDC)
  2. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    I called AppleCare about this last week. They said that existing accounts that are suspended will be eligible to be re-activated by the original owner. iCloud is about to be opened up to regular users soon. For all I know, it may already be. I'm sure someone will come along to add to this.
  3. jackrv thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2011

    Thank you for the reply. It doesn't seem to be available yet, but I'm patient. I just hope I don't have to use 2 separate emails for iCloud and AppleID. But what you learned is good news! :apple:
  4. shandyman Suspended

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    i reactivated my MobileMe one when setting up a new iCloud account, so it does work. I hadn't used it since free trial expired in 2008
  5. macgr macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2011
    I think the expired mobile me accounts not tied to appleid can be reactivated but not the ones tied to appleid.

    my wife mobileme id which was not tied to appleid has been successfully reactivated

    my id which is tied to appleid configured on ios 5 for cloud only syncs up with find my iphone & contacts but not email, it gives error username/password incorrect.

    hope they reactivate my email id..
    may be before public launch or should i wait dont know..
  6. rajjkamal macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2009
    Does email work for the reactivated account? I keep getting wrong username/password error.


    Mine wasn't tied to any appleid. Everything except mail works for me. Getting same user/pass incorrect error.
  7. shandyman Suspended

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    yea i'm getting errors, thinking must be until launch. oh well.
  8. macgr macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2011

    the email and everything works for my wife's expired & reactivated account
    but my expired account (tied to appleid).. email and iCal doesnt work ..keep getting username/passwrord error. only find my iphone and contacts work

    guess we have to wait till launch. :(
  9. jlfarias macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2011
    Same here...

    Its launched.... I have an expired @mac and @me email that I use as Apple IDs.... it just wont let me set up free @me email..... Tried setting it up with a new Apple ID and worked fine....

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