How to create a new iCloud ID in your iOS Device?

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  • Gianmarco

    Hi,
    thanks a lot for the tip. I’ve two questions: if I type my Apple ID directly, without creating a new one, will I be able to get my @me.com email address? And if I create a new ID I’ll lose all my purchases of my old ID?
    Thanks

  • Gianmarco

    Hi,
    thanks a lot for the tip. I’ve two questions: if I type my Apple ID directly, without creating a new one, will I be able to get my @me.com email address? And if I create a new ID I’ll lose all my purchases of my old ID?
    Thanks

    • http://www.karthikk.net Karthik.K

      Hi Gianmarco,
      You are welcome! Don't hesitate to subscribe to our RSS feed. And now, coming back to your question.
      1. You will not get a @me.com ID when you enter the Apple ID. It will just subscribe your Apple ID to iCloud.
      2. You will not loose your purchases if you get a new ID. iCloud IDs are just for syncing your contacts and other content to the iCloud and nothing more than that. It will connect your Apple ID to itself when configuring the phone initially.

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  • http://twitter.com/Steven_Horner @Steven_Horner

    Hi do you know how current mobileme accounts work with iCloud?
    Thanks

  • http://twitter.com/Steven_Horner @Steven_Horner

    Hi do you know how current mobileme accounts work with iCloud?
    Thanks

    • http://www.karthikk.net Karthik.K

      It just works fine without any glitch. :-)

  • david ferrandino

    oh my god. i have been looking for this answer since wwdc 2011. so let me get this straight .i can continue to use my itunes apple id that i use for purchases of apps and music and get a seperate free me.com email/apple id to use for syncing contacts calanders ,everything in step 10

    in other words i want to share all my apps (purchased once) to multiple idevices in my house but at the same time i want to seperate 3 users (everthing in step 10).

  • http://www.karthikk.net Karthik.K

    Hi David,
    Yes! You can continue to use Apple ID for purchases and iCloud ID for other services! :-)

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  • http://twitter.com/j2ching @j2ching

    Hi Karthik.K

    Thanks for the informative article
    I have a question
    I currently use a Windows Live account as an Apple ID.
    with this new me.com address that I can create, can it replace my Apple ID? Meaning I’d like to use this me.com address with everything including iTunes store, email, and everything my Windows Live account does.

    I understand purchases don’t transfer but most my apps are free, but some aren’t free anymore

    • http://www.karthikk.net Karthik.K

      Yes! You can. But you need to map your CC again to it. I do not recommend this method! :) Also, if you try to login with @me.com Apple ID, it will automatically login with your Windows Live ID, if the @me.com ID is associated with it.

  • http://www.karthikk.net Karthik.K

    Yes! You can. But you need to map your CC again to it. I do not recommend this method! :) Also, if you try to login with @me.com Apple ID, it will automatically login with your Windows Live ID, if the @me.com ID is associated with it.

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  • Marco

    I have a question. I have an AppleID and it is myname@gmail.com. Will this AppleID be converted to iCloudID? If yes, may I sync mail, contacts, reminders with this gmail-based AppleID? I want to use my gmail-based Apple ID to sync everything, but I don’t want to use a new @me.com address. Thanks.

  • Gabriela

    What if iCloud is not on the add an account list ?

    • http://www.karthikk.net/ Karthik.K

      It should be!

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  • diogo

    I didn’t get it. Why should we create another iCloud email if it appears one automatically?

    Regads

  • Paul

    Can’t get emails on my new @me.com account created. I can send normally.
    What’s going on?

  • Mike

    I have tried to set up an iCloud account but it says the email is already in use. I have 2 iPhones and 2 iPod touch I want to set up. All of the have the same apple ID but seperate email for iMessage and FaceTime which works fine. I want to use the same emails as FaceTime but it says already in use, do I need another email address?

  • Jaylong

    Can the email address@me.com be used as a email and how to send mails using this address.?

    • http://www.karthikk.net/ karthikk

      Nope!

  • Kinxa

    how can i make a new cloud/mobileme account.

  • Neil doherty

    I treed the above but when I reached step I.e. Tap on cloud icon there is no such option. I tapped “other” ton no avail. Help. Thanks
    Neil

  • mayurchvn2

    it is saying maximum numbers of free account has been created on this iphone….
     
    you are not eligible for i cloud account……what to do??? plz help
     

    • http://www.karthikk.net/ karthikk

       @mayurchvn2 Yes! Because Apple allows only 3 accounts to be created per device!