More iCloud AppleID Confusion

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Broric, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Broric macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2009
    I've read the previous posts relating to this and just wanted to check I understood correctly.

    My primary AppleID is my my work email address. I also have a mobileme account.

    When signing up for iCloud, if I don't use my mobileme account I'll lose that, right? So really I want to use my address as my iCloud address but at the same time keep my address as my primary AppleID.

    Is that possible? What I'm not clear is should I sign up to iCloud twice, once to transition my address and once for my primary AppleID?

    This looks like it's the answer to the first part..?

    If I use different accounts for iTunes and MobileMe, can I merge them into a single account and use it with iCloud?

    No. You cannot merge two accounts into one. However, you will be able to move your MobileMe account ( to iCloud and, if you choose, you can continue to use a different iTunes account for store purchases and iTunes in the Cloud.
  2. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816


    Nov 18, 2007
    ok, I've been trying to figure this out too. I have <myname> which has been handy... and I suspect I want to keep it or the icloud version.

    so, when iCloud asks me to link to I use for that?

    Btw: email from Mail doesn't seem to be working. I suspect it is just an issue with my Mac but not sure (credentials -- which, of course, haven't changed)

  3. gyorpb macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Service has been very spotty over the past few days. Which makes sense, considering the changeover that is undoubtedly going on on the Apple side.
  4. modit macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2008

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