Notes - does it still require an @icloud.com email address?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by mustgroove, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. mustgroove macrumors regular

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    My main apple ID does not have an @icloud.com email address attached to it, so I've never been able to enable Notes syncing on my mac or iphone...

    Does El Capitan finally remove this requirement from Notes?
     
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    It has been working fine for everybody else without an @icloud.com email before El capitan.
     
  3. redheeler macrumors 603

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    I was not prompted to create an @icloud.com address when enabling iCloud sync for Notes in 10.11, so it appears the requirement has been removed.
     
  4. mustgroove thread starter macrumors regular

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    Really? Every time I try turning on the Notes tab in my iCloud settings I get an error saying it requires an @icloud.com email address...
     
  5. mustgroove thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is in 10.10.3 when I try to turn on the Notes switch in System Preferences/iCloud

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  6. redheeler, Jun 11, 2015
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    redheeler macrumors 603

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    I get this prompt running Yosemite, but not in 10.11. As I mentioned, it appears the requirement has been removed in 10.11, and the iCloud tab does appear in the new Notes app for me despite not having an @icloud.com address.
     
  7. mustgroove thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sweet! Can you possibly clarify what you mean by "the iCloud tab does appear in the new Notes app with it enabled"?
     
  8. redheeler macrumors 603

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    I have rephrased that part of my post.
     
  9. mustgroove thread starter macrumors regular

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  10. Naio macrumors member

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    It makes sense for Notes to no longer require it since it's using CloudKit now.
     

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