iCloud Mail or iCloud Email is your email service for your iCloud account. This service comes with all Apple device users. You can sync this service from your Apple Device to iCloud. This will let the push mail you receive to your iCloud mail account to all devices. These devices must be synced to a single Apple ID as you can sync more than one at once. Like iCloud mail, you can also sync contacts, calendars, bookmarks and all sorts of digital data. Before you start receiving messages, you must first set up an Apple ID. This step is when you had not set up an @icloud.com email id while setting up an Apple ID. Previously, in the How To Set Up an iCloud Account, it was written you could skip the steps. Hence, this article will give you details on how to create and set up iCloud Mail.
Steps to Set Up iCloud Mail Account (for e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org):
- From your Apple Device / iOS Device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch):
- On your iOS device, go to Settings > iCloud and Toggle to turn on Mail.
- A green colour will indicate the Mail is turn on.
- Then, you will be asked to ‘Create a new iCloud email address‘.
- Tap on Next to continue and type in an iCloud email address you want.
- If it is unavailable, you will be asked to type in again.
- Do that until you get a unique and available email@example.com email id.
- Create a password and type it in again to Verify the Password.
- Your iCloud password must contain at least one upper and one lower case letter and one digit at least.
- Next, you will be asked to answer three Security Questions for security purposes.
- In the step that follows, type in a second email address if you wish to.
- Choose which Email Updates from Apple you wish to receive by ticking their boxes.
- This step is not necessary for you to tick those boxes as you can leave them blank.
- Check your inbox of the email address you had used to sign up to create your Apple ID.
- Click on the ‘Verify Now‘ link and your iCloud mail account is thus created.
- From your MAC:
- Open your Apple Menu on your MAC, go to System Preferences.
- Click on iCloud and then Mail should be turned off in your MAC.
- Then, follow the onscreen instructions to set your @icloud address.
- This will be exactly like the steps mentioned above for Apple devices.
- For MAC users, you may already have a @mac.com or @me.com address.
- Having those addresses will not entitle you to a full benefit as an iCloud Mail account.
This concludes how one can create an @icloud mail account. This can then be accessible to you on the website – iCloud.com too. This is a great way to make sure you never miss your emails or important messages. Hence, you can then start distributing your email address to friends and family to always stay in touch.