How to create iCloud email on iPhone, iPad, and Mac (2024 guide)

Written By Vikhyat Rishi Reviewed By How-to 6 Min Read
How to create iCloud email account on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

With so many email clients available, it is common to get confused about which one to choose. However, an iCloud email is the best option if you are an Apple user. It is free to create and offers all the capabilities you get in other email clients, along with 5 GB of free storage space. This post details how to create an iCloud email on an iPhone, iPad, and Mac and why you should consider using it. 

How to create iCloud email on iPhone or iPad

You can create an iCloud email address in two ways: while setting up the Apple ID or at any time after that.

If you plan to create one while setting up the Apple ID on your new iPhone, just make sure your Apple ID ends with @icloud.com. An iCloud email will be automatically created alongside it.

Suppose you skipped the above and set up your Apple ID using your phone number or another email service, like Gmail. You can still create a primary iCloud email from iPhone Settings.

  1. Open Settings → Tap your Apple ID (Name and Photo) tab. 
  2. Select iCloud
  3. Tap iCloud Mail under the Apps Using iCloud section.

    Tap on the Apple ID, select iCloud and choose iCloud Mail on your iPhone
  4. Now, enter the name you want to use or select one from the available suggestions and tap Continue.
  5. Select Confirm Email Address when the confirmation prompt appears. 
  6. Now, tap Done to finish the setup or Import Mail to import your messages from another email address.

    Enter the name, select one from the suggestions, tap Continue, Confirm Email Address and Tap Done or Import Mail

Once you finish creating an iCloud email, you can easily access it by logging into iCloud Mail on your iPhone or iPad. You can also set up iCloud to work with your custom domain

How to create iCloud email on Mac

Like iPhone and iPad, the steps to create an iCloud email on a Mac are also pretty straightforward, and you can do so with just a few clicks. 

  1. Click the Apple logo at the top → Go to System Settings.
  2. Pick on Your Name on the left → Select iCloud on the right.

    Select the Apple ID on Mac, tap iCloud
  3. Select iCloud Mail under the Apps Using iCloud section.

    Select iCloud Mail on your Mac
  4. Toggle on Sync This Mac.

    Select toggle on Sync this Mac
  5. Now, enter the Name you want to use for your iCloud email → Click Continue.

    Enter the name you want for your iCloud mail and tap OK
  6. Click on Create in the confirmation prompt.

    Select Create to Create a new iCloud mail on your Mac

Create iCloud email on web browser

If you don’t own an Apple device but still want to use an iCloud email account, you can create one via a web browser. All you need beforehand is an active Apple ID.

  1. Go to iCloud.com/mail using your preferred web browser → Sign in using your Apple ID credentials.
  2. Here, tap the blue Create Email Address button.
  3. Now, enter the Name you want to use or choose one from the available suggestions and hit Continue
  4. Now, tap Confirm to confirm your decision.

    Tap on Create Email Address, enter the name, choose from the suggestions and tap Continue and select Confirm

That’s it; you have successfully created an iCloud email via web browser and can now add the iCloud email account on Android and Windows.

Benefits of using iCloud email

Setting up and using an iCloud email is different from using regular email clients. It is your gateway to the seamless Apple ecosystem’s interconnected world, offering you convenience, robust security, and enhanced productivity.

  • Seamless integration across devices: Like every other Apple ecosystem service, iCloud email ensures seamless synchronization across Apple devices. Any email sent or received on one device will immediately reflect on others. 
  • Storage and security: The iCloud service offers free 5GB storage per user with upgrade options to free you from the shackles of email clutter. Advanced security features like SSL and two-factor authentication safeguard your emails and private information. 
  • Effortless sorting and productivity: iCloud email offers a user-friendly interface that allows you to categorize, search, or archive your emails effortlessly.
  • Automatic Backup: An iCloud email account not only keeps your emails easily accessible but also automatically backs them up to ensure their safety. So you don’t have to worry about data loss and associated headaches if a device malfunctions or is lost.
How do I create an iCloud domain email?

Go to Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > iCloud Mail > Custom Email Domain, and follow the on-screen instructions.

Can I use an iCloud email address to create an Apple ID?

Unfortunately, creating an Apple ID with an existing iCloud email address is not possible.

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And that’s it; now you know how easy it is to create iCloud email on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. You can now use this newly created email address for various Apple services and enjoy a seamless integration and unified experience across all your Apple devices.

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Vikhyat has a bachelor's degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering and over five years of writing experience. His passion for technology and Apple products led him to the tech writing space, where he specializes in writing App features, How-to guides, and troubleshooting guides for fellow Apple users. When not typing away on his MacBook Pro, he loves exploring the real world.
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