More iCloud AppleID Confusion

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

  1. Broric macrumors regular

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    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 me.com address as my iCloud address but at the same time keep my non-me.com 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 me.com 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 (yourname@me.com) 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

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    ok, I've been trying to figure this out too. I have <myname>@me.com 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 myname@me.com for that?

    Btw: me.com 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)

    thx
     
  3. gyorpb macrumors member

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    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

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