Forum Question: How Can I Change My Alternate Apple ID?

My current Alternate Apple ID e-mail address is an out of date @me.com account. I want to change it to my current @iCloud.com address. How can I do that?
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Lou Parry

Comments: 6 Responses to “How Can I Change My Alternate Apple ID?”

    11/20/12 @ 9:03 pm

    Apple has a place where you can log in and manage all sorts of things that have to do with your Apple ID. https://appleid.apple.com
    Go there and log in. Then you can manage your email addresses and other things.
    Now I don’t think you can change the official alternate ID from there. But then you may not have to. After all, @me.com and @icloud.com are the same thing. You don’t need to choose one or the other as you have both.
    But if you really want to and can’t find any other way, then:
    http://www.apple.com/support/appleid/contact/

      Louis Parry
      11/21/12 @ 5:28 pm

      Thanks Gary. I should have mentioned that I was posting this question on my behalf AND others from an Apple Discussion Forum where all of us have struck out trying to find a way to change that Alternate ID. My situation is not as desperate as some of the others in the discussion forum for the reason you state. The @me and @icloud accounts are the same, although I would like to rid myself of the @me moniker and have everything as @icloud. It is aesthetically displeasing two have two names for the same address :-) and is somewhat confusing to others when they are contacting me using my Apple e-mail address who don’t know they really are the same thing. Some of the other folks in the forum have an alternate Apple ID e-mail address that is no longer active. Others somehow have an Alternate ID that is an e-mail account not even theirs! You can see why they REALLY want to change that Alternate ID. You are right, the Alternate ID can’t be changed from https://appleid.apple.com. I will try http://www.apple.com/support/appleid/contact/. Thanks very much.

        John Hee
        12/16/12 @ 6:33 pm

        Any final word on how to change an alternate Apple ID?

    Kim Cooney
    1/12/13 @ 5:48 pm

    Login from your computer instead of your laptop or phone or iPad and change it. I can edit from computer but not other devices. Also you can’t use one of your other emails listed with them.

      kacia
      1/16/13 @ 7:38 pm

      Hey! I definitely tried to login to appleid.apple.com and it still won’t let me chance the alternate id…any ideas?

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