fixing the icloud+ custom domains error this email is already in use with another apple id
ineed.coffee domain in there worked flawlessly. When I added my e-mail address
@ineed.coffee in there, however,
I received the error “This email is already in use with another Apple ID”.
Apparently, I had registered an Apple ID in the past with my
@ineed.coffee e-mail address and forgot about it.
A quick search revealed that the issue is not easy to fix, but I managed to fix it. Here is how:
- Login with the Apple ID that uses your domain.
- Follow the instructions to change it to another e-mail. I used an alias of a Gmail address I have (for example,
- Wait one day.
- Delete the Apple ID via privacy.apple.com. Here are some more detailed instructions from Macrumors.
- Wait a variable number of days, at maximum this is 30 days, for an e-mail by Apple with subject Your Apple ID account has been deleted..
Now you can add your e-mail address and enjoy this new iCloud+ service.
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