Non email apple ID

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by xtremedolphan, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. xtremedolphan macrumors newbie


    Nov 7, 2016
    I had a non email apple ID from years ago. I recently purchased an iphone and tried to use iCloud. It prompted me to verify email address by inputting code sent to email. after entering code i get error stating email unavailable.
    Now I can not access purchases from old non email ID. I enter non email ID in and it says does not exist. I see no way around this. I also signed up for apple music and not sure how I can cancel. any help is greatly appreciated.
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    You should contact Apple.
    You could try "resetting" the Apple ID via

    A non-email Apple ID is probably VERY old, i.e. from the "iTools"-days? (I had one too)

    I think Apple cannot "cope" with these very old logins, and must be a real email adres nowadays.
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    I just went through this with my only AppleID account. Created about 10 years ago, with the AppleID account name an old email address, which has been dead for at least 5 years. I had a similar issue to the OP, the account needed to be reset. You have to do that through the Apple web site, maybe is a good place to start, or you may need to call Apple support to fix. I got my account reset by supplying a different working email address to the account name. I was told that was the only choice. My account - and all purchases, etc, even the AppleID password stayed the same.
    I did not want to replaced that AppleID account name, but now I'm happy.
    I created a new mail account just for this purpose, which I don't plan to use for any other purpose. Works for me!
  4. Levina macrumors member


    May 29, 2011
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ah, see, that's me as well. I have an old non-email Apple ID account. It still works everywhere though: AppStore, iTunes Store, Apple Discussion forum, even on Apple's own support pages I can log in. But as soon as I try to manage my Apple ID it tells me it's not a valid ID. Then I do the verifying thing, put in the code they sent me and then it tells me the email address is not available. It's maddening. I thought I would email Apple Support about it but I've yet to find an email address on their site... Is it me or is the Apple Support site like a maze you can't get out of?
  5. nicho macrumors 68020

    Feb 15, 2008
    not guaranteed to work but worth a try - have either of you tried sticking "" on the end of your apple id?

    given that => or =>, or could your older apple id have gotten the same treatment? i'm assuming the email address it is trying to set up is and that would not be available if it already existed (as your own apple id!)

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