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That's not quite it...the issue is that it appears that my old icloud account is somehow dominating the icloud account. this is a new iphone 5 and when i set it up i didn't even enter this old icloud address. Nevertheless, that old account seems to be the icloud account being used and always prompts me for password. Meanwhile, my itunes account (which is a different email address) seems to be ok.
So, the issue isn't really itunes or the itunes store user id, rather that old icloud id. and when i go to settings/icloud it immediately prompts me for the password XXXXX that old account (which i don't have/doesn't work anyway). when I cancel past that prompt and i see all the icloud settings, there is no DELETE button like i would expect.
Any other ideas?
I thought that was a good idea. But, no, it didn't work. When I go into settings/icloud that old account is still the default (greyed out) and won't let me change, delete, or anything. And even the old passwords I would have been using don't work. I actually think I need apple to clean out that icloud id in their system...
It's weird because on this new iphone i never even used that id during the setup process. And, anyway, all it is is my old email address, which I changed to this new one. It actually should be tied to the same icloud account in any case. So I think it's back on apple...
I don't know what else to do at this point...seems like a dead end...
Maybe I should hard reset the whole phone. All my stuff is backed up in a variety of ways, so it probably wouldn't be that bad. But I wonder if I'll just have the same problem, anyway...
I will try that...will take me a bit to get to that computer and do it. I'll let you know. Good idea.
I'm not sure what you mean by:
"Try restoring your iPhone from iTunes on your computer and then setup as a new iPhone instead of restoring from backup."
When I go into itunes it knows that this is my phone. How do I set it up as a new phone? Are you saying I should restore it first THEN set it up as a new phone?
Ok, great...that did the trick. Now that I think about it I never fully went with iCloud because of these similar issues when it originally came out. I always had my iTunes as my backup. Don't know why the old icloud stuff even pushed into my phone. Anyhow, I'm all set. Thanks for the help. You got me going in the right direction. I'll rate you now.
Thanks...this was a good service. Apple was closed and more expensive.