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I made a foolish mistake when creating my iCloud email address. There was a misspelling that I did not catch. Now, my iCloud email is unacceptable to me with this spelling error. I understand that one can not edit the email address.

Items: I have iPod Touch, iPod, iPhone, and iPad.

AppleID: I have only one. It is NOT a mismatch of iCloud email address to AppleID.

Default Email: This is correct and it is NOT my iCloud id.

Actions taken so far:

  1. on website, under account management, I deleted the verified iCloud email.

  2. on the ipad, under settings/icloud I clicked "delete account" with addition option of delete everything in lieu of "keep on iPad"

Results: /fail. When I reactivate the iCloud on my iPad, the settings automatically revert to the unacceptable iCloud email with the mistyped/misspelled id.

What I Need Help With: I need someone to help me identify the ways to do the following:

  1. delete the old iCloud id that I don't want

  2. create a new iCloud id (

  3. associate the new iCloud id with my AppleID and all my iDevices

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closed as too localized by bmike Apr 4 '13 at 1:28

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I might be missing something but where in the steps so far did you create the correct email address? – patrix Dec 25 '11 at 16:54
Have you tried contacting Apple Support? – Matt Aug 9 '12 at 9:58
Do you still require help on this? There are now ways to fix this, but if you've moved on, we should close this and wait for another person to have this issue. – bmike Apr 4 '13 at 1:27

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Sorry your out of luck, this is a much required feature, especially as in the developer beta there was no confirmation of email address. All you can do contact Apple and tell them people want this, and hope that they implement it, like they finally implemented like deleting photos from photostream.

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Unless I mis-understand the problem, I think you can edit your email address:

  • Log into
  • In the upper right-hand corner of the home screen, click on your name.
  • In the dialog that appears, click on the AppleID box which contains your contact email address. A new web-page appears.
  • Click the Manage Account link on the right hand side of that page.
  • Sign in (again) on this page with the same credentials (e-mail & password). Your name and your email address will both be presented with a link to edit each. On the left side of this page will be links to edit your password and other account information.
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