Change your Apple ID

For a long time if you had an Apple ID that used a 3rd party email address as your Apple ID you were unable to change it to an Apple @icloud.com email address.

Apple made a change to the way Apple IDs work, and for the first time, Apple customers who have an Apple ID that uses a third-party email address can update that Apple ID to use an Apple @icloud.com, @me.com, or @mac.com email address which will help you streamline your logins and avoid confusion.

Check out this Apple Support Document describing the steps to take to change your Apple iD.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202667

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This will NOT change your current email address just the login to Apple services like:

  • Apple iD
  • Apple store checkout
  • App store
  • iTunes
  • iCloud

If you didn't have one already you will end up with a new email account hosted by Apple iCloud.com. This is an excellent email server that also syncs all the other iCloud services like Notes, Contacts and Calendars.