Moving away from Gmail to iCloud

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Hog Milanese, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. Hog Milanese macrumors regular

    Hog Milanese

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    I'd like to get more and more disconnected from Google and their services. I've already done this in a lot of ways, but the biggest area left is Gmail.

    The odd thing for me is that iCloud requires a non-Apple email address in order to have an account. So how can a person move away from Gmail entirely?

    Any suggestions on how to migrate?
     
  2. placidity44 macrumors 6502

    placidity44

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    I'm looking to do this as well sorry i'm not of much help but I just wanted to post to have the footnote so I can come back to it later. I'm trying to move away from google services as well trying to get more integration.
     
  3. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    I wanted to do that, but iCloud services seem to go down a lot. I would consider Outlook.com instead of Gmail.
     
  4. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I dropped my gmail for my iCloud email and haven't looked back.
     
  5. Hog Milanese thread starter macrumors regular

    Hog Milanese

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    When I try to make my icloud address my primary one for my Apple ID, it won't allow it. Seems silly.
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    Apple requires that AppleIDs be associated with non-Apple email accounts.

    You don't have to use gmail, though. There are plenty of other free email providers.
     

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