It is possible to change your Apple ID from Gmail.com or Outlook.com to iCloud.com email address. If this is something that you wanted to do, you will find below the steps to change Apple ID to iCloud Email Address.
Change Apple ID to iCloud Email Address
Earlier, it was only possible to change Apple ID Email Address from One third party to another third party Email Account, but not to an iCloud.com Email Address.
However, Apple now allows you to change Apple ID from any third-party service like Gmail, Outlook, Hotmail or Yahoo to an icloud.com Email Address.
Before going ahead with the steps to change Apple ID to iCloud Email Address, you need to be aware that this change is permanent and you won’t be able to go back to using a third party Email Address as your Apple ID.
1. Change Apple ID To iCloud Email Address on iPhone or iPad
Follow the steps below to change Apple ID to iCloud Email Address on your iPhone or iPad.
1.1. Open Settings > On the Settings screen, tap on your Name.
1.2. On the next screen, tap on Name, Phone Numbers, Email.
1.3. When prompted, enter your Apple ID Password and click on OK.
1.4. On the next screen, tap on the Edit button.
1.5. Next, tap on the little Red Circle located next to your Apple ID Email Address and then tap on the Delete button that appears (See image below).
1.6. Next, you will see “Choose another address to use as Apple ID” pop-up, tap on Continue.
1.7. You may be prompted to confirm your identity by answering 2 Security Questions.
1.8. On the next screen, enter the iCloud.com Email address that you want to use as your Apple ID and tap on Next.
1.9. Follow the next instructions to complete this process
This way, you can change your current Apple ID from Gmail, Outlook or any third party provided Email Address to Apple’s own iCloud.com Email Address.
2. Change Apple ID to iCloud Email Address Using Mac or PC
Follow the steps below to change Apple ID to iCloud Email Address using your Mac or PC
2.1. Open Safari, Chrome or any other browser on your Mac or PC and visit appleid.apple.com
2.2. Next, login to your Apple Account by using your current Apple ID Email address and Password.
2.3. Once you are signed-in, click on the Edit option located at the top right corner in the Account section.
2.4. On the next screen, click on Change Apple ID… option.
5. On the pop-up, enter the new iCloud.com Email Address that you want to use as your New Apple ID and click on the Continue button.