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Can I Change My Existing iCloud Email Address?

I am changing my name, and would like to get a new icloud email.

Can I change my existing one and have the original one forwarded for a long time?

I am confused about Aliases, and don’t want to open a 2nd icloud account.

How do you test new icloud addresses to see if they are in use?

thanks, Asha

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Asha Carter

Comments: 5 Responses to “Can I Change My Existing iCloud Email Address?”

    4 months ago

    Basically, you create an iCloud email alias address, and then switch to it. Apple have instructions here:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202667
    Look for the section titled “How to change your Apple ID if it ends with @icloud.com, @me.com, or @mac.com.”

    Asha
    4 months ago

    thanks Gary, I watched the video and was a little confused about aliases.

    Perhaps because I had something else in mind, not using aliases

    for instance if I had..

    oldname@icloud
    and wanted to change it to
    newname@icloud.

    How could I slowly phase out oldname@icloud.?

    Can I create a simple forwarder for the oldname@icloud.

    4 months ago

    Asha: Read that page carefully to see what is possible. If you can’t figure it out from there you’ll need to call Apple support. I think what you want may not be possible. Instead, you may just have to set up an alias (https://support.apple.com/guide/icloud/use-email-aliases-mm6b1a490a/icloud) and then just start using that alias as your email address for correspondence and other non-Apple things. But then you’d stick with your original Apple ID email address for logging on to your Apple accounts.

    Pavla Bajgar
    4 months ago

    My ipad is asking me to Sign in to iCloud..but..It is asking for old ID that no longer exist and I do not even know it anymore. I have a new ID set up, how do I connect my ipad to this account? tx.

    4 months ago

    Pavla: Go into Settings and change your Apple ID there.

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