Moving away from Gmail to iCloud

Hog Milanese

macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 19, 2012
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Austin
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?
 

placidity44

macrumors 6502
May 20, 2015
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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.
 

Hog Milanese

macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 19, 2012
192
199
Austin
When I try to make my icloud address my primary one for my Apple ID, it won't allow it. Seems silly.
 

aristobrat

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Oct 14, 2005
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IThe 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?
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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