If you have started using Apple PC or Mac, you would want to use iCloud Mail with it. To know how you can create a new iCloud.com email address for your Mac, follow the walkthrough provided below.
Steps to Create iCloud Email on Mac
1.) On your Mac system, go to the Apple menu and select System Preferences option.
2.) Under “System Preferences”, click on the “iCloud” or “Internet Accounts” option.
3.) Now, you will need to select the checkbox next to “Mail” option in order to enable it.
NOTE: This option will always be unchecked when you don’t have an iCloud Mail account.
4.) On the next screen, enter your desired iCloud email address and click on the “OK” button.
NOTE: The iCloud email address you will create will be permanent and you will not be able to change it once created, as it links to your Apple ID, so make sure to create it prudently.
5.) Next, you will be prompted to confirm the email address you are going to create. To confirm it, click on the “Create” button.
6.) Once the prompted box exits; close the “System Preferences” window as well.
7.) Now, launch the Mail app in your Mac system and your new “iCloud.com email address” would have been created and configured to the Mail app. A welcome email will appear on your screen.
8.) Shortly, you will also get a system pop-up on your screen prompting “Add firstname.lastname@example.org from FaceTime and iMessage”. You can select “yes” if you wish to link your Apple ID with your newly created iCloud.com email, allowing you to have an additional option for contacts to reach you through FaceTime and iMessage.
So, this is how you can create an iCloud email on your Mac system. In case you wish to create a @iCloud email address on your iPhone or iPad, follow the instructions provided herein below.
Steps to Create an @iCloud Email Address on iPhone or iPad
1.) On your iPhone or iPad, tap on the Settings option and select iCloud option.
2.) Under “iCloud”, tap on the slider option next to the “Mail” option to activate it.
NOTE: When you don’t have any “iCloud email address” associated with your device, this option will be “OFF” by default.
3.) Now, you will need to enter your desired email address to create an iCloud account and click on the OK button. If prompted to confirm your desired email address, tap on the “Yes” or OK button.
4.) Next, go to the Mail app on your iPhone or iPad to get your new iCloud address setup and a confirmation message from Apple.
5.) After that, you will be prompted with a pop-up message to add your FaceTime and iMessage to your new email address on each device your Apple ID is registered to. If you wish to allow, tap on the “Yes” option.
And, this is how you can easily create your iCloud Email on iPhone or iPad.