Switch Emails to Make @icloud.com Primary and @gmail.com Secondary

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by jason.siegel, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. jason.siegel macrumors 6502

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    My Apple ID is currently @gmail.com as the primary address. A secondary address is @icloud.com. How can I switch them? I tried to do this on the manage Apple ID website, but it won't allow me to do so.
     
  2. bgro macrumors 6502a

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    Can't do it.
     
  3. jason.siegel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Why is that? Seems a bit weird that I cant use an apple domain for my apple ID
     
  4. exi macrumors 6502

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    This is a very common complaint. There are many threads on the forum about the same thing you're talking about.

    Submit feedback: http://apple.com/feedback
     
  5. bgro macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure why you can't do it and I agree that it's a strange policy. But I'm positive that it cannot be done as of right now
     
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  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Interesting find!

    Have you played around with that at all. I have an appleID that is say bob@mac.com and another that is bob@gmail.com. I'm wondering if this would now let me change the second one to bob@mac.com also and effective merge the accounts?
     
  9. cj3k macrumors newbie

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    Doesn’t look like merging is a thing. I haven’t done it yet because I am trying to make my iCloud email alias my primary iCloud email address before I make the adjustment.
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Can you please post back here how this works out for you. I'm really curious.

    In the paste this would not work because in effect bob@mac.com for example IS an AppleID and not just an iCloud address, so I'm curious how this works now.
     
  11. cj3k macrumors newbie

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    I have an @gmail.com account…but I no longer use it. I do use my @iCloud.com email address that is attached to my @gmail account. (When you sign up for iCloud email, you have to create an @icloud address)

    I can change the primary email address on my Apple ID to any other email except my @icloud email…now I can.
     
  12. cmonkey1976 macrumors newbie

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    Did you say you managed to change an existing iCloud alias to the primary one?
    I have my main iCloud email (which I created at the time of setting up iCloud)... but it's not an email address I want to use. I have created an alias but really want to do is swap the primary with the alias - is that what you did.

    Haven't been able to change my Apple ID yet as appears the servers haven't caught up with the change in the UK.
     

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