Switch an email address to its own apple ID?

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  1. gpspad macrumors 6502

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    I originally used an email trick to allow my sister's kids to message each other, but stay under the same apple id.

    I originally setup some email alias's with comcast i.e.....the main address was <jsmith@comcast.net>, the kids iPads address for FaceTime and iMessage was <jsmith.jenifer@comcast.net>, <jsmith.marc@comcast.net>, but they were under the same apple id.

    But they are now older and have out grown this, they need their own apple id's for games, etc.....

    Now I want the <jsmith.jenifer@comcast.net> and <jsmith.marc@comcast.net> to be their own apple id's. The thing is they are associated and have been verified with the old apple id.

    Can I just use these extra email addresses to create new apple id's and put them in a family plan. Any suggestions would be appreciated, this gets very confusing for me and hard to manage.
     
  2. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    I do not have a direct answer to your question BUT,

    I would drop the @comcast.net address and create new @icloud.com addresses since they are really just starting. That why they have full iOS feature support. Probably a minor inconvenience to get switched now.
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Extra emails addresses associated with Apple IDs can be removed at https://appleid.apple.com or via a support call.

    Warning: Every time I go to that site, which isn't often, I'm informed that my password is expired and I'm required to change it.

    Once an email address is removed from the account, I have no idea if there might be problems creating a new Apple ID account with it. However, I have done just that...immediately with no issues.
     
  4. gpspad thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awesome thanks.

    Now I just have to break it to my sister that I need to redo their password. It does indeed make you change it every time you go there.
     
  5. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Keep in mind that if you ever change ISPs or your Comcast service is terminated for whatever reason, you will lose access to the email. This means you'll have to change the Apple IDs, which can be a bit of a hassle. If your kids are starting fresh, I'd also recommend to use icloud.com addresses as Apple IDs.
     
  6. gpspad thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So how do you create an Apple ID w/o an email address.

    Do you need an email address to create an iCloud email address?

    Whjat will the kids loose/have to do on their iPad and iPods when they create the new apple id?
     
  7. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    You do not. When you create an iCloud.com email address it is also your iCloud applid and your new email address.
     

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