An email address that is already associated with an Apple ID cannot be used as an Apple ID. “Associated with” in this context means that the email address is not: already in use as an Apple ID. used as an alias for an Apple ID.
Why can’t my email be used as an Apple ID?
If your e-mail address was associated with the ID in any way, for example as a Reachable at or Rescue e-mail address, then it can’t be reused with another Apple ID for approximately one year. You will need to get another e-mail address to use as your Apple ID.
Can I use my email address as my Apple ID?
When you create an Apple ID, you enter an email address. This email address is your Apple ID and the username that you use to sign in to Apple services such as Apple Music and iCloud. It’s also the contact email address for your account. Be sure to check your email address regularly.
Is Gmail and Apple ID the same?
Your Apple ID account is separate from your Gmail account, even if you are using your Gmail email address as your Apple ID email.
Is it better to use iCloud or gmail for Apple ID?
No advantages. iCloud is more for people who do not already have a email like gmail or yahoo.. etc. Apple has icloud to make emails for those people as it is required by apple to have a email.
Which email is best for Apple ID?
We recommend iCloud, Google (Gmail or Google Apps) or Microsoft (Hotmail or Office 365) for Apple users. They are directly supported on all Apple equipment and most other platforms. And they support the modern email standards, which sync your inbox, sent and other folders on all your computers and devices.
Is Apple ID and iCloud the same?
An Apple ID is the email address you use as a login for just about everything you do with Apple, including using iCloud to store your content, buying songs from the iTunes Store, and downloading apps from the App Store. An iCloud account, iTunes account and Apple ID are all the same thing.