If you no longer use the email address that's associated with your Apple ID, or you no longer have access to it, you can change it. You won’t lose access to your contacts, purchases, or other account information.
The easiest way to change the email address associated with your Apple ID is with your iPhone or other trusted device. A trusted device is a device that you're already signed in to with your Apple ID.
Keep in mind that you can't use an email address that's already in use by another Apple ID. If you use services like iCloud or Messages, make sure to sign in to those services with your new Apple ID.
How to change your Apple ID email address on your iPhone or iPad
- Go to Settings, then tap your name.
- Tap Sign In & Security.
- Next to Email & Phone Numbers, tap Edit.
- Tap the Remove button next to the email address, then tap Delete.
- Tap Choose Another Email Address and enter your device passcode if asked.
- Enter the new email address, then tap Continue.
- Enter the verification code that was sent to your new email address.
How to change your Apple ID email address on the web
When possible, the web process redirects you to a trusted device to change your Apple ID. If you don't have a trusted device, you can still change your Apple ID email address on the web.
Go to appleid.apple.com and sign in. Then follow the onscreen instructions to change the email address associated with your Apple ID.
You might need to enter a verification code sent to your new Apple ID email address. Learn what to do if you didn't get the email.
If you can't change your Apple ID
If you try to change your Apple ID to an @icloud.com email address that was created within the last 30 days, you will be asked to try again later.
If you see a message that the email address you want to use isn't available or is already in use, check that you or a family member aren't already using that email address with a different Apple ID. If a family member is using that email address, remove it from their account, then try to use it.
If your Apple ID is a phone number
You can change your Apple ID to a different mobile phone number. You can also change your Apple ID from a mobile phone number to an email address to make sign in and recovery easier. Learn how to change your Apple ID.