Username character limit?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Coroe, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Coroe macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2009
    So I just picked up my shiny new iPhone here in Switzerland and now I'd like to try MobileMe and its push-service.

    There seems to be a 20 characters limit when choosing a name and since it's implied that this will be the e-mail adress, I'm a tad sceptical in choosing one.

    Assume I have a "firstname.lastname" that is longer than 20 characters. Does this mean I can't have an accordingly adress? Or is the username only for the purpose of logging in?

    This is a bit weak and confusing. Not everyone is named John Doe. I mean I'm not talking about an Indian name or something, it's just 22 characters for crying out loud.
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Sorry, the limit is 20 characters.

    If you're a real fanboy, you'll change your name. :D
  3. iBlue macrumors Core


    Mar 17, 2005
    London, England
    That sucks, I guess you'll just have to get creative with it.

    Using a first and last name for an email address can have its downfalls anyway. If you want to mind your privacy you'd need to have a more anonymous email address for those contacts. I have email addresses that have my full name but I seldom give them out and use my more anonymous ones more often.

    Just a thought.

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