I had to replace my iPhone and I can log into my Apple ID using my Gmail account. But some features on the iPhone are requiring my @icloud.com login.

How do you recover that specific account? I have been through Apple support to recover my Apple ID account, to at least restore my contacts and other settings. I want to pair my apple watch to my current iPhone, and it is requiring that i insert my @icloud.com ID to verify the Apple Watch.

  • log in to iCloud using your Apple ID, there in your profile you will find your email
    – Ruskes
    Nov 24, 2018 at 19:44
  • Two weeks ago I bought an Apple watch and successfully paired it to my iPhone using an Apple ID that wasn't an icloud.com account. My domain is @telus.net and I've been using it for many years with my Apple devices without a problem. So if you have an existing Apple ID that uses gmail.com you should be able to use it to pair your watch. My reading of their documentation is the only time you're required to use an icloud.com ID is if you're changing from one email account to another and your existing account is an icloud.com ID.
    – Al Maki
    Nov 25, 2018 at 22:34

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Use your Apple ID (Gmail) to log into Manage Your Apple ID website.

Now, once you have successfully logged in, you should be able to see your @icloud.com ID under Contactable At heading within Account section.

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As you are able to log into your Apple ID, use that ID to log into appleid.apple.com

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From there you can see your iCloud credentials.

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