Setting up/Creating an email address

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by N47H, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. N47H macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2010
    So with beta 3 came apples merging of/conversion to/introduction of email addresses

    Anyone who is on the beta and has a address can convert to iCloud, and they can also create new iCloud email addresses...

    How? Is my existing email automatically changed to Or is there a process I have to follow?

    I assumed it would be automatic, and I can't find any option to change/convert. I've tried removing my email from my phone and iPad both running beta 3 and then logging back in with the same details only is replaced by, however I get an incorrect user/password error. Any tips?

    I've also gone to add new email address and selected create new ID and create new email address to create a new iCloud email, as I want to use the change email address for apple ID option anyway, as my 'first' is available, but every time I try to create the account it fails and I get a server error message. Any ideas? I know the address is definitely available, because it lets me continue to T&Cs where as I've tried a different address and it's straight away told me that address is taken.

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. aarmstrong27 macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2012

    I believe you have to start at the site.
  3. muledogus macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2009
    It doesn't seem like they are accepting addresses with a "." in them. I just tried to create an alias using one and got a message that it couldn't be processed at this time. I then tried a random jumble of letters to see if it was a server issue and that one worked just fine.

    EDIT: Forget that, just got a message of acceptable characters and periods are allowed. Not sure what the deal is.
  4. diverbelow macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2012
    Impossible to create from IOS6 beta 3 an icloud email address.

    Do you guys know why there is a server error all the time? I am trying and trying but still the same response.

    Do you have a workaround? Or someone can create one for me (the name I want is available) I will be very very grateful !!!
  5. palmerized macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2007
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Odd, I never actually created one, but I went to and signed in with my .Me account, and went to Mail, then Preferences, and under Accounts, iCloud was already setup there.
  6. D.C.M. macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2012
    It did not work for me either. I just tried it for several time with my iPhone and iPad but unfortunately I had no chance to create a new iCloud account. My address was available but when I pushed the "last" button, I also received a server error message. It would be so great if someone can help me to create an iCloud account with address.

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