I'm trying to change my iCloud account alias email address, but I couldn't find any way to do it.

As you can see below, this account's Apple ID is [email protected] and it's alias email is [email protected]. I'd like to change the actual alias email to [email protected], so it has the same name as Apple ID.

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I've already tried to go on Edit, but it only allows me to change the Apple ID (main email) and an option to add more emails. Nothing regarding the iCloud email, such as deleting it and creating another one.

Is there any way to achieve the desired?

Thank in advance,

  • There's several questions on this site about changing/updating icloud email address. You can search for them and review the answers. Have any of those worked for you?
    – fsb
    May 15, 2017 at 20:13
  • I've seen many, but none of them shows how to change the @icloud.com email (alias). Most of them shows how to change the Apple ID (main email).
    – Luiz
    May 15, 2017 at 20:42
  • I don't believe you can change an alias. You can up to 3 alias' and turn them off/on. Have you tried adding one and deleting the one you don't want?
    – fsb
    May 15, 2017 at 20:52
  • I'd even try to do it, but I need another @icloud.com email to add. Is there any way to create this email inside the account?
    – Luiz
    May 15, 2017 at 21:03
  • Take a look at this Apple page and see if it helps. I'm not certain this is an answer so I'm clarifying your question first. If it works, I can add it as an answer.
    – fsb
    May 15, 2017 at 21:25

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I just got off the phone with Apple support for this exact question. Short answer: it can't be done.

Once you create an iCloud email account, that account can't be changed or removed from your Apple ID. The only way to delete the email account would be to delete the entire Apple ID account.

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