Need advice signing up with a new Apple ID

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by andy323, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. andy323, Apr 20, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2016

    andy323 macrumors newbie

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    Hi! What is best practice when creating a brand new apple id? Use a current non-icloud email address or sign up for a icloud email address? Right now I'm thinking about using an icloud-email id for icloud services and an separate non-apple email for itunes purchases.

    Based on your experience, what would be the most flexible solution? I'm trying to get it right the first time. From what I understand it's not possible to change or merge accounts later.
     
  2. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    i never use icloud, but when signing up i always use gmail address.. would never even think of using personal ISP, that's asking for spam regardless which company it's from, and I guess the only reason for a icloud address is to be unique in some way...

    Its still an Apple ID, so there is no privacy needed there. except u may not want people to find out your actual recovery email address. Again, not big deal if u have your email kept secure.
     

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