Authors note: I’ve been hearing mixed results on this – some people are saying it works, yet others like me have done it fine.
One of the downfalls of iCloud is it does not appear to let you change your email address that it is under. As you can see, if you go to Settings > iCloud > Account, it does not let you change your email. However, I’ve found a quick workaround. As I stated above I’ve been getting mixed results on it working.
Here’s what I did. This was done about two hours after setting up iOS 5 on my 4th generation iPod Touch.
- I switched all my iCloud backup stuff to “off” (contacts, calendars, reminders, all my other apps, etc)
- After that I hit the big red “delete account” button at the bottom of the iCloud settings. It’ll warn you. Hit delete again, and it will do so. You’ll then be logged out of iCloud on the device. Simply go to the iCloud account login/setup section, and it will then let you put a new Apple ID in the box.