You can change your iCloud email by changing the Apple ID email because your iCloud email is linked to your Apple ID on all Apple devices.

This can be done by visiting and following a few simple steps.

Sometimes it might become inevitable to change your iCloud ID, either because of security reasons or, for example, because you were using a work ID as your Apple ID and you are no longer working at the same workplace.

Whatever your reason might be, changing your iCloud ID follows a few simple steps and can be done quite easily.

How To Change Apple ID Without Losing Everything?

The safest way to keep your data safe before changing Apple ID is to save it either on an external drive or back it up using Finder App instead of iCloud.

This way, your photos, videos, apps, subscriptions etc would be saved on another device rather than on the cloud.

However, one thing you need to keep in mind is that you won’t lose any data if you are merely changing your email and keeping the ID same.

Hence, there is no need to back up the data if you are only changing the email associated with your Apple ID.

How To Change My iCloud Email?

You need to follow a few simple steps to change your Apple ID associated with your iCloud account.

However, keep in mind that If your new email is newer than 30 days, you won’t be able to switch to this email account.

How To Change iCloud Email on Computer

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  1. Sign in at
  2. In front of the “account” tab, you will see an “edit” button. Click it.
  3. At the top of the page, hit the hyperlink “change Apple ID”.
  4. Enter the new email address you want to use for your Apple ID and hit “continue”.
  5. If you used an email address other than an Apple Address, you will need to enter a verification code sent to your new email.
  6. Once the verification process is complete, you can now go to and sign in using your new email.

How To Change My iCloud Email on Phone Or iPad?

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  1. In your iPhone or iPad, go to the settings and hit the Apple ID at the top.
  2. Now click the “sign in and security”.
  3. Hit the “edit” button in front of the Email and Phone Numbers section.
  4. Hit the red button minus sign (-) beside your email.
  5. Now press “delete”.
  6. Select the option “choose another email address” and if prompted, provide your passcode.
  7. Provide the new email you want to sign in with and press “continue”.
  8. Check for the verification code in your email and enter it.
  9. Now you can sign in to your iCloud with the new email.

How Do I Remove My Old Apple ID From My iPhone and Add a New One?

This can be done by opening “settings” and then clicking your Apple ID on the top. Go to “sign in and security” and tap “edit” button in the Email and Phone Numbers tab.

Now hit the red remove button beside your email ID and hit “delete”. Now select “choose another email address” and here you can enter the desired new email.

Press “continue”, and if asked, enter the verification code sent on your email.

How Do I Delete My Primary iCloud Email Address?

on your iPhone or iPad, go to the settings and tap your Apple ID followed by visiting the Sign In and Security tab.

Here, press the “edit” button next to Email and Phone Numbers. Here you will see a remove icon next to your email ID. Hit the button and press “delete”.

Can I Delete My iCloud and Start a New One?

Yes, it’s possible to delete your iCloud account but it means deleting your Apple ID as well.

This means you will lose your data as well. Hence, make sure you’ve backed up all your data either on an external drive or through Finder App before you delete your Apple ID associated with iCloud account.

What If You Can’t Change Your Apple ID?

There can be several reasons for not being able to change your Apple ID. For example you might be using a new email ID which was created less than 30 days ago.

Or if your desired new eamil is being used by another family member, you’ll need to remove it from their account first. If the problem still persists you should contact Apple Support.

Do I Need To Update My Devices After Changing iCloud Email?

Once you’ve changed your iCloud ID you will need to log in again to all your devices using your new email ID.

However, you don’t need to reset your devices. You simply need to sign in using your new email.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Change An iCloud Email Address?

Yes, you can change it by changing the Apple ID which is associated with it.

Can You Change Your iCloud Email Without Losing Everything?

If you have stored your data on an external drive or through Finder App, you can keep from losing everything when you change your iCloud email.

How Do I Get a New iCloud Email Address?

Use your Apple ID to sign in to and hit the option “create email address”. Now follow the simple instructions to get an iCloud email address.

How Do I Reset My iCloud Email and Change it?

Go to settings and click your Apple ID. Visit login and security tab and click edit in Email and Phone Numbers section.
Now click the remove button and delete your email. Enter the new one and complete the verification process.

Does Creating a New Apple ID Delete The Old One?

You can create more than one Apple IDs without having to delete the older ones. But this can be done using different email addresses for each Apple ID.

Can I Have Two Apple IDs on One Device?

Yes, it is possible to sign in to more than one Apple Ids from a single device.

Final Thoughts

Changing your iCloud email means changing the email associated with your Apple ID.

This can be done by following a few simple steps and changing an email while keeping the Apple ID does not mean you will lose all your data.

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