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Creating a New iCloud Email Address: A Step-by-Step Guide

iCloud is Apple’s cloud service that allows, among other things, to have a completely free email address. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create and use one on your new iPhone.


In this tutorial, we will cover the advantages of having an iCloud email account, the step-by-step process of creating a new address, some tips and tricks for setting up your account, as well as answering some frequently asked questions.

This is the most comprehensive tutorial you will find on the internet, so read it from beginning to end so as not to miss any details.

Are you ready?

What are the advantages of an iCloud email?

Having a free iCloud account offers you some advantages over other free email services, such as Gmail and Hotmail.


Some of them are:

    • Exclusivity: Since iCloud accounts can only be created on Apple devices, having one usually means you are an Apple user. It’s similar to the Apple stickers on the back of cars.
    • Integration with other Apple services: With an iCloud account, you can easily access other Apple services, such as iCloud Drive, Calendar, Contacts, and Notes, all synchronized across your devices.
    • Security: Apple is known for its strict privacy and security policy, which means your personal information and emails are protected.
    • Hide My Email: iCloud+ has a service called “Hide My Email” that creates random addresses for you to register on websites and services, keeping your personal address hidden.
    • No Ads: In Apple’s email, you won’t see ads between your messages.
    • Custom Domain: You can customize your iCloud email account with a custom domain, for one of the cheapest prices on the market, with the iCloud+ plan (USD 0.99/month).

How to create a new iCloud email address

You can create your iCloud email address directly on your iPhone, iPad or Mac. It is not possible to create an iCloud email account on other platforms, such as Android and Windows.

To create your account on an iPhone or iPad, it’s easy:

    1. Open the iOS Settings app
    2. Tap on your name
    3. Tap on iCloud
    4. Tap on iCloud Mail
    5. Activate the option “Use on this iPhone” (or iPad)
    6. Activate iCloud Drive to keep Mail settings updated on all your devices
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Ready, your iCloud email is now configured. Now just open the Mail app to view or send messages with your new account.


By activating iCloud Drive, the Mail settings you make on an iPhone will be synchronized with all others. These include:

    • The order of your mailboxes
    • Email address suggestions
    • VIP addresses

Tips and tricks for your iCloud account

When creating an email account in iCloud, it is important to take the necessary precautions to keep it secure from the beginning. So here are some important tips we suggest you follow.

How to choose a secure username and password

  • Choose a good username: It is at the time of creation that you must choose the name that will be part of your address. Think carefully so that it represents you as much as possible. Avoid writing anything, as after creation, it is no longer possible to change it. So reflect well.
  • Choose a secure password: Use a unique password for your iCloud account, do not use the same password on other sites or services. Avoid choosing obvious passwords, such as “123456” or “password”. Avoid using obvious personal information, such as your name or date of birth, as part of your password. Use a reliable password manager to store your passwords securely.
  • Do not forget the security questions: Write down everything that Apple provides during the account creation process. Security questions, recovery codes, everything. Keep it safe, as in the future you may need it to access your account if you forget your password or experience a hacking attempt.

How to access iCloud email on different devices

Once the account is created, you can access iCloud email from various devices. Just activate it in the Mail app on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and all devices will be synchronized.

On other platforms, it is also possible to access your messages through an internet browser. To do this, simply visit the website, log in to your account, and go to the Mail menu. The layout is exactly the same as the one that appears on the Mac.

Frequently asked questions

Many people ask questions about creating an iCloud email account, so we will try to answer some here.

→ Can you change your iCloud email?

Once you have created an email, you can no longer change it.

→ Can you delete your iCloud account and create a new one?

You can permanently delete your iCloud account by going to your Apple ID settings under Data & Privacy. But note that each device has a limited number of accounts you can create. Also, deleting an Apple ID will also delete all your data registered on iCloud.

→ How many iCloud accounts can you have?

Apple only allows the creation of 3 iCloud accounts on each device within a year. The good news is that after this period, you can create more accounts.

You have seen in this tutorial everything you need to know to create your iCloud email easily and for free.

However, the Apple ID is much more than an email and allows you to do much more with it. Check out our other article on the topic, even more in-depth with all the details:

5 Things You Should Never Do with Your Apple ID

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