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    Default New to iCloud and I have a few questions...

    I did an initial sync to my new 4s (moving from BB) using Google (gmail) just to get the contacts on my phone. I did set up iCloud, and enabled contacts in the sync. I then went to stop syncing contacts with gmail but it said that all synced contacts would be deleted. In theory, that would be OK because the contacts would still be on my iPhone because they are synced with iCloud correct?

    Also, I didn't set up an iCloud email. Is there some reason I should? I have my personal and my work email set up through exchange, and could get rid of the gmail one as I don't use it, which is tied in to the question above.

    Your insight is appreciated.
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    Default New to iCloud and I have a few questions...

    U don't need to set one up, I don't have one either. As for ur contacts, you'll be fine. They are synced in the cloud.
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    Default Re: New to iCloud and I have a few questions...

    Quote Originally Posted by rwwackostu View Post
    In theory, that would be OK because the contacts would still be on my iPhone because they are synced with iCloud correct?
    True.

    Quote Originally Posted by rwwackostu View Post
    Also, I didn't set up an iCloud email. Is there some reason I should? I have my personal and my work email set up through exchange, and could get rid of the gmail one as I don't use it, which is tied in to the question above.
    You need an @icloud.com account in order to enable Notes sync (I am not yet aware of the reason why).
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    Default Re: New to iCloud and I have a few questions...

    You need an iCloud account for any kind of iCloud sync or backup, but you don't have to use the email.
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    Default New to iCloud and I have a few questions...

    Quote Originally Posted by rwwackostu View Post
    I did an initial sync to my new 4s (moving from BB) using Google (gmail) just to get the contacts on my phone. I did set up iCloud, and enabled contacts in the sync. I then went to stop syncing contacts with gmail but it said that all synced contacts would be deleted. In theory, that would be OK because the contacts would still be on my iPhone because they are synced with iCloud correct?
    Don't think it'll work like that.

    If you want your Gmail contacts in iCloud you'll have to export them and import them on the iCloud website.

    Each contact account stores contacts for their own service. They don't cross.

    Unless iOS 6 changed it all...
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    Default Re: New to iCloud and I have a few questions...

    Quote Originally Posted by thejasonhowell View Post
    Unless iOS 6 changed it all...
    Nope, nothing's touched there, fortunately or not...

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