Why am I unable to create an @me account?

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  1. ICON502

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    My fiancé and I share an Apple ID for purchases. We wanted separate iCloud accounts so she went ahead and created a whole new Apple ID for iCloud. She used the same @aol email for the Apple ID and iCloud. Now when she goes into settings/iCloud and turns mail on it saying she needs to make an @me address?

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    I tried going to settings/mail and adding a @me acount that way but I keep gettimg this message.

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    Am I doing something wrong?
     
  2. acosmichippo

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    why don't you just create an @me address in the first pic?
     
  3. ICON502

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    I tried but when I go to add a @me account from her iPhone it says its already been migrated to iCloud. Could it be because shes on a 3GS?
     
  4. acosmichippo

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    doubt it. all that is required is iOS5.

    I don't understand something... did you or her have a MobileMe account? iCloud has nothing to do with mobileme unless you previously had a mobileme account.
     
  5. ICON502

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    It really has me confused lol. I went to me.com and logged in with her Apple ID. It then directed me to iCloud.com. I thought maybe I could get something worked out that way but no luck lol
     
  6. acosmichippo

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    so have either of you guys ever had a mobileme account?
     
  7. Tinman

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    I answered this thread at macrumers lol.

    But when you add it you can't choose Mobile Me. You need to choose iCloud.

    Michael
     
  8. ICON502

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    Well thank u x2 man lol. I didn't see that you replied on the other site lol. Ok now I think we are getting somewhere. Heres what Ive done.
    1. Deleted the iCloud account off the phone.
    2. Went back into settings/iCloud and logged back in with her Apple ID/iCloud acount.
    3. Im logged in with her iCloud account with everything set to off.
    4. Now I chose to turn mail on and Im at the screen where its asking me to create an @me account.
    5. Here is where I am now.

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    Now I see that I cant change the @me.com at the end so can I enter in her same email name that she uses for iCloud? Thanks again guys for the help!
     
  9. acosmichippo

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    you should be able to make it whatever you want.
     
  10. ICON502

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    I set one up on my iPhone 4 awhile back for Find My iPhone. I used the same email account that I used for my Apple ID and evetything was fine. I don't know why this has been a pain lol.
     
  11. ICON502

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    Thats what I thought because it let me use the same email I used for my Apple ID. I wont let me delete the @me.com off the end though.
     
  12. acosmichippo

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    right, you can make it whateveryouwant@me.com. iCloud addresses are @me.com. there's no getting around that.
     
  13. Tinman

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    Go ahead and create account and you should be good to go.

    Michael
     
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    Ok gotcha. It worked! Thanks so much for the help! Its greatly appreciated!
     
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    Yep its good to go! I just used the name she wanted and bingo! Worked like magic. Thank u so much!
     

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