If you happen to change your email address or lose access to your previous email, it is important to update all your accounts for security details. The same applies when your email gets hacked. Your Apple ID is one of the accounts that need to be updated as soon as possible. Under ordinary circumstances, you should have no problem changing your Apple ID email address. If you registered for Apple ID using a third-party email address, it's possible to choose another third-party email if you need to make changes. However, it becomes almost impossible to do if you used an Apple email address to register.
If you are using an Apple email address (usually, the end in cloud.com, me.com, or mac.com), you should be able to use any of your aliases as your new Apple ID according to Apple customer service. As we said before, it is impossible to switch to an email address provided by a third-party service if you currently use an Apple email address as your ID. If there are no traditional Apple email addresses connected to your account, changing your Apple ID is impossible.
Similarly, you cannot change the Apple ID or link it with an alias. When you create an email alias, you cannot use it as an Apple ID. The best and simplest option is to create an entirely new Apple ID.
You can contact Apple support for more information.
You may be asked to try at a later point if you want to change Your Apple ID to an Apple email created less than 30 days ago. If you get a message that the email address you want to change to is already being used, make sure that nobody you know is using it on their account. If they are, remove it before making changes to your own Apple ID.
After thousands of Apple customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem (and many others), we decided it was time to publish instructions. So we put together How Do I Change My Apple ID Email? to try to help. It takes time to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting Apple if necessary. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with guidance from this page.
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