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Apple makes it easier to change your registered email

Mariella Moon

Does it irk you that you can't replace your Gmail, Outlook or any other third-party Apple ID with one of your Apple email addresses? Sure, it's a minor inconvenience, but if you really prefer using an @icloud.com, @me.com or @mac.com email account to sign into your Apple devices, then you can now make the switch. A few weeks after a MacRumors reader emailed some Cupertino execs asking for the feature, the tech titan deployed its engineering team to implement it.

Now, if you check out Apple's "Change your Apple ID" support page, you'll notice a change in the "third-party email address" section. It says "when you change your Apple ID, you can enter another third-party email address or an @icloud.com, @me.com, or @mac.com email address." However, if you opt to use one of the addresses Apple provides, you can't switch back to a third-party email account. It's not a bad tradeoff if that's what you've always wanted to do anyway, just take note that it doesn't seem to work for everyone yet. Lesson here is, Apple listens to its customers sometimes... but probably not if they're asking for the return of the headphone jack.


  • This article originally appeared on Engadget.