Primary Apple ID address:; Alternate Apple ID address: - Reverse?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by NazgulRR, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. NazgulRR macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2010
    So this is how my Apple ID addresses look like at the moment:

    What I would like to do is to make my primary Apple ID address and move down to my alternate Apple ID addresses. Basically, just reverse the two so that I would get all my store receipts etc. to my address.

    FWIW, I can use both my and address for logging into iCloud/iMessage/FaceTime/iTunes store/Mac App Store/Game Center as it is. Obviously, they are both linked to the same Apple ID and content.
    Although I find it a bit odd that iCloud/iMessage/FaceTime show as my Apple ID, whereas iTunes store/Mac App Store/Game Center show as my Apple ID (regardless if I use or to log in).

    So, has anyone been able to make their primary and @gmail/hotmail/etc. their alternate, i.e. reverse them? I guess I could delete from my alternate addresses and then type it into my primary address, but I fear that that could screw something up.

  2. DJTaurus macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2012
    I have the same query. Why the hell gmail is everywhere as my main apple Id and not me mail ;
  3. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Apple's ID management leaves a lot to be desired. There's essentially no way to change the main ID to anything else. Granted, Google/Android is not any better, but I expect more out of Apple.
  4. EJG1980 macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2012
    London, England
    I have the same setup, Apple ID is a Gmail address and my alternate is my icloud address (which I use for all my email, don't use the Gmail address any more).

    It's not a perfect solution but what I did was simply set up forwarding on my Gmail account to forward all mail to my iCloud address. At least that way all my store receipts etc. end up in my iCloud inbox.

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