You Can Now Change Your Apple ID From a Third Party Email Address to an Apple Email Address

Apple has made a small change to their Apple ID policy, now allowing those who previously setup their Apple ID with a third-party email to update it to an Apple email instead.

Previously, if you signed up for an Apple ID with a Gmail email, you could only update to some other third-party email such as one from Outlook or Yahoo. Now you can use a third-party email, or an Apple one such as,, or
 Use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
● Go to Settings > [your name] > Name, Phone Numbers, Email.
● Next to Reachable At, tap Edit, then delete your current Apple ID.
● Tap Continue. Enter the Apple ID that you want to use.
● Tap Next.

Use your Apple ID account page
● Go to and sign in.
● In the Account section, click Edit.
● Under your Apple ID, click Change Apple ID.
● Enter the Apple ID that you want to use.
● Click Continue.

If you enter a new Apple ID that ends with,, or, you see a message to confirm. When you change your Apple ID to an,, or account, you can't change it back to a third-party email account. Your former Apple ID that ends with a third-party email, becomes an additional email address for your Apple ID account.


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