How to Create iCloud Email on PC or Mac

This wikiHow teaches you how to create a free iCloud.com email address on a Mac or PC. If you’re using Windows, you’ll need access to an iPhone or iPad to set up your iCloud email.

Click the Apple menu.


Click the Apple menu.

It’s at the top-left corner of the screen.

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Click System Preferences

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Click Internet accounts

. It’s the blue circle with a white “@” in the third row of icons.

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Click iCloud

. It’s at the top of the main panel.

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Select Mail

. It’s in the center column.

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Click Create Apple ID

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Enter your birthday and click Next

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Enter all requested personal information.

Enter all requested personal information.

You must provide all of the following:

Your first and last name
The email ID you want to use (don’t include “@exampleaddress.com” at the end—just the first part)
A password for your new email account

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Click Next

. This brings you to an error page because your requested email address is technically invalid.


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Click Get a free iCloud email address

. Now you’ll see “icloud.com” next to the email address box.

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Type the email ID you want to use and click Next

. As long as the ID is not taken, you’ll arrive to a screen asking you to set up security questions.

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Answer the security questions and click Next

. These questions are just to confirm your identity in case you forget your password.

Agree to the iCloud terms.

Agree to the iCloud terms.

After reviewing the agreement, check the box next to “I have read and agree…” and then click Agree. Your new iCloud email address is now ready to use.

Create an iCloud account on an iPhone or iPad.

Create an iCloud account on an iPhone or iPad.

Before you can create an icloud.com email address on your Windows device, you must set up an iCloud account on an Apple device using a non-Apple email address, such @gmail.com or @outlook.com.

Open your iPhone or iPad’s Settings.

Look for the ] icon, which is typically found on the home screen.

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Tap iCloud

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