Previously, Apple did not allow changing the email associated with apple ID from a third party email to the one associated with an apple domain (icloud.com, mac.com or me.com). However, in an update today, the company announced that the users can now make these changes and they can now use an email with an apple domain officially as apple ID email even if they used a third party email address in the past.
In this post, I am writing a small tutorial on how to make these changes within minutes.
If you are looking to make these changes from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you will need to follow the below steps
- Navigate to Settings < Click onto your name, which is often displayed at the top < Name, Phone Numbers, Email.
- Next to the option, Reachable At, tap onto the Edit option, then delete your current Apple ID.
- Tap Continue and the wizard will ask you to enter an email ID. Enter the Apple ID that you want to use.
- Tap Next and you are done updating your apple ID to your desired address with an apple domain.
The same changes are also possible if you are trying to make these changes from the Apple ID official page on web. Simply follow the below steps
- Go to appleid.apple.com and sign in with your current credentials.
- In the Account section, which is generally the first section to be displayed, click Edit.
- Under your Apple ID, click Change Apple ID.
- Enter the Apple ID that you want to use.
- Click Continue and this will show you the confirmation that your apple ID has been changed to your desired email address. Congratulations.
The process to change apple ID is that simple. Also, after Apple’s announcement that it now supports changing apple ID to an address with an apple domain, there are a lot of people who will not need to use different email address for email and apple ID. they can now use a single apple email address as apple ID and email ID.