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    Default Why does my wife see my my call history on her iPhone?

    Setup:

    My Phone: iPhone 4S, iOS 8.3
    Wife's Phone: iPhone 5S, iOS 8.3
    We share an Apple ID on both devices

    Problem:

    My wife sees my call history (incoming and missed calls) on here iPhone 5S.

    Already Checked:

    -iPhone Cellular calls are disabled on both of our devices

    Request / Help Needed:

    -We would like to keep both phones associated with the same apple id. Is there anyway to disable my call history from showing up on her phone
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    Unless Apple is FYI g call history to your Apple ID, I would have thought that because your phone number is different from that of your wife's, the history would be separate. Anyway, Use your own Apple ID.

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    Default Why does my wife see my my call history on her iPhone?

    Unless Apple is FYI g call history to your Apple ID, I would have thought that because your phone number is different from that of your wife's, the history would be separate. Anyway, Use your own Apple ID.
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    Default Re: Why does my wife see my my call history on her iPhone?

    You can share the iTunes ID. But iCloud, iMessage, and Facetime need to be different ID's.
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    Default Re: Why does my wife see my my call history on her iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    You can share the iTunes ID. But iCloud, iMessage, and Facetime need to be different ID's.
    I don't know how many forums I read that say this same thing. It's obviously from people that don't know what they are talking about. I had 2 phones fully updated as of 2 weeks ago sharing the same icloud account. I pay for extra storage for backups and such, and both devices us it. My call history has NEVER in the 2 years we've shared an icloud account ever gone to my wife's phone. Last week, I installed (through Apple legitimately) IOS 9 beta. At that point, my history started syncing to her phone. Her's does not show up on my phone, just mine on hers.

    So to sum up, every saying two devices cannot share icloud account, but not call history is incorrect . . . AND . . . something switching to IOS 9 (either a new feature, or changing existing settings) caused my problem. Hopefully I will find it soon and can provide solution. (it is not turning off Handoff as I've already tried that).
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    Default Re: Why does my wife see my my call history on her iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Geer View Post
    I don't know how many forums I read that say this same thing. It's obviously from people that don't know what they are talking about. I had 2 phones fully updated as of 2 weeks ago sharing the same icloud account. I pay for extra storage for backups and such, and both devices us it. My call history has NEVER in the 2 years we've shared an icloud account ever gone to my wife's phone. Last week, I installed (through Apple legitimately) IOS 9 beta. At that point, my history started syncing to her phone. Her's does not show up on my phone, just mine on hers.

    So to sum up, every saying two devices cannot share icloud account, but not call history is incorrect . . . AND . . . something switching to IOS 9 (either a new feature, or changing existing settings) caused my problem. Hopefully I will find it soon and can provide solution. (it is not turning off Handoff as I've already tried that).
    I was surprised when i restored form backup to a different phone this week that call history and voicemail came with the restore.
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    Default Re: Why does my wife see my my call history on her iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Geer View Post
    I don't know how many forums I read that say this same thing. It's obviously from people that don't know what they are talking about. I had 2 phones fully updated as of 2 weeks ago sharing the same icloud account. I pay for extra storage for backups and such, and both devices us it. My call history has NEVER in the 2 years we've shared an icloud account ever gone to my wife's phone. Last week, I installed (through Apple legitimately) IOS 9 beta. At that point, my history started syncing to her phone. Her's does not show up on my phone, just mine on hers.

    So to sum up, every saying two devices cannot share icloud account, but not call history is incorrect . . . AND . . . something switching to IOS 9 (either a new feature, or changing existing settings) caused my problem. Hopefully I will find it soon and can provide solution. (it is not turning off Handoff as I've already tried that).
    Probably time to just go to 2 accounts and use family share.

    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Geer View Post
    I don't know how many forums I read that say this same thing. It's obviously from people that don't know what they are talking about. I had 2 phones fully updated as of 2 weeks ago sharing the same icloud account. I pay for extra storage for backups and such, and both devices us it. My call history has NEVER in the 2 years we've shared an icloud account ever gone to my wife's phone. Last week, I installed (through Apple legitimately) IOS 9 beta. At that point, my history started syncing to her phone. Her's does not show up on my phone, just mine on hers.

    So to sum up, every saying two devices cannot share icloud account, but not call history is incorrect . . . AND . . . something switching to IOS 9 (either a new feature, or changing existing settings) caused my problem. Hopefully I will find it soon and can provide solution. (it is not turning off Handoff as I've already tried that).
    I never said anything about call history. My Wife and I share the same iTunes ID. But our iCloud, iMessage and Facetime ID's are different. It works great for 2 people. I have no clue about your call history issue. You might check with your carrier. I don't see how updating to iOS 9 would do that. It makes absolutely no sense.
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    Default Re: Why does my wife see my my call history on her iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Geer View Post
    I don't know how many forums I read that say this same thing. It's obviously from people that don't know what they are talking about. I had 2 phones fully updated as of 2 weeks ago sharing the same icloud account. I pay for extra storage for backups and such, and both devices us it. My call history has NEVER in the 2 years we've shared an icloud account ever gone to my wife's phone. Last week, I installed (through Apple legitimately) IOS 9 beta. At that point, my history started syncing to her phone. Her's does not show up on my phone, just mine on hers.

    So to sum up, every saying two devices cannot share icloud account, but not call history is incorrect . . . AND . . . something switching to IOS 9 (either a new feature, or changing existing settings) caused my problem. Hopefully I will find it soon and can provide solution. (it is not turning off Handoff as I've already tried that).
    This has nothing to do with handoff or continuity. It has to do with the accounts set up under Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars and what items you are sharing. If you are sharing CONTACTS, this will happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Geer View Post
    I had 2 phones fully updated as of 2 weeks ago sharing the same icloud account.
    Sharing the same icloud account will mess things up. That's why you're having this problem.
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    I did this. I've been updated for a while. We share an apple ID. My husband updated last night and since then, he's been getting texted by his own texts, if that makes any sense, and so am I. It's VERY glitchy. So I text him, and BING I get the text I just sent him and it's happening to him too. Every time he texts me, he gets a text from himself as well.

    So, I created a new apple ID for him and tried to add him to family. When he clicked on the email confirmation link to join the family, it says it's an invalid invitation because he's already part of the family. Nope, go to the settings, he's NOT part of the family-- it says the invitation was sent. Then, I tried to sign him out, but when you go to family, it still says (ME) after MY apple id, instead of after his on his phone. I'm going nuts.

    I convinced him to update, promising him it would be fine and now he's very frustrated with ME because he doesn't love having two of every text with notifications, etc.
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    I fixed it. I went into his phone and selected sign out under icloud, then delete account, then signed in under his new apple id. I was then able to accept the friend request I'd sent to him, and now he and I can share music, etc. and no more double texts, thank God. Why isn't this a very clear procedure somewhere? I couldn't find it Googling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Edwards View Post
    I fixed it. I went into his phone and selected sign out under icloud, then delete account, then signed in under his new apple id. I was then able to accept the friend request I'd sent to him, and now he and I can share music, etc. and no more double texts, thank God. Why isn't this a very clear procedure somewhere? I couldn't find it Googling.
    I said it was up above here. You need separate iCloud ID. You can still share iTunes ID. Make sure iMessage and Facetime are separated as well.
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    Default Re: Why does my wife see my my call history on her iPhone?

    This same thing happened to me, we have 3 iPhones, and the calls from two of them started showing up on all 3 today. We've shared apple ID and had multiple iPhones for a couple years. This is a new issue - we DID NOT make any updates or changes in the last couple days. However I wanted to share the solution I found (other than setting up separate apple IDs which I don't want to do). It worked for me to disable "setting/general/handoff" (even though I never enabled it in the first place). I am also thinking that when bluetooth was not enabled the phone probably did not send its history to the other phones, although I didn't troubleshoot that.

    I JUST HATE that now whenever there is an apple software update I have to go through all 6 apple devices and reset the sharing settings to where I had them - and it's not always the same settings that change after an update, but theres always something. Sometimes its which phone rings, sometimes its iMessage, sometimes its photo sharing..... sigh. And sometimes it changes whether my husband receives my texts - endless problems... It's only the past 6 months these issues have come up. Prior to that I loved our iPhones/imacs.
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    Default Why does my wife see my my call history on her iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saa Laa View Post
    This same thing happened to me, we have 3 iPhones, and the calls from two of them started showing up on all 3 today. We've shared apple ID and had multiple iPhones for a couple years. This is a new issue - we DID NOT make any updates or changes in the last couple days. However I wanted to share the solution I found (other than setting up separate apple IDs which I don't want to do). It worked for me to disable "setting/general/handoff" (even though I never enabled it in the first place). I am also thinking that when bluetooth was not enabled the phone probably did not send its history to the other phones, although I didn't troubleshoot that.

    I JUST HATE that now whenever there is an apple software update I have to go through all 6 apple devices and reset the sharing settings to where I had them - and it's not always the same settings that change after an update, but theres always something. Sometimes its which phone rings, sometimes its iMessage, sometimes its photo sharing..... sigh. And sometimes it changes whether my husband receives my texts - endless problems... It's only the past 6 months these issues have come up. Prior to that I loved our iPhones/imacs.
    Welcome to iMore! If you don't want to have to worry about changing handoff settings when there are updates you have two options:
    1. Submit feedback to Apple at www.apple.com/feedback. iMore is not affiliated with Apple and we can't control how iOS works.
    2. Use separate Apple IDs. Go to http://applied.apple.com and set a separate ID up for each user in your family. Set up Family Sharing to share your purchases.
    Good luck!
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    Default Re: Why does my wife see my my call history on her iPhone?

    NO NEED TO SET UP DIFFERENT ACCOUNTS:

    Some OS upgrades ago, Apple added a feature called "Handoff & Suggested Apps"

    JUST GO TO:
    Settings --> General --> Handoff & Suggested Apps

    And turn off the feature called: Handoff
    (the other feature has to do with the installed apps, I also turned that one off just in case).

    IF YOUR PHONES RING AT THE SAME TIME WHEN ONE PHONE RECEIVES A CALL, THEN GO TO:
    Settings --> Phone --> Calls on Other Devices
    And turn it off

    (You might want to do this on every iphone on your account)

    Voila!!!
    Problem solved!!!
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    Default Re: Why does my wife see my my call history on her iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    You can share the iTunes ID. But iCloud, iMessage, and Facetime need to be different ID's.
    Incorrect. My Fiancee and I share an iCloud ID but have separate Apple IDs for iMessage ad FaceTime. It works perfectly except for the call history but that's not such a big deal since we trust one another...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagmaar75 View Post
    Incorrect. My Fiancee and I share an iCloud ID but have separate Apple IDs for iMessage ad FaceTime. It works perfectly except for the call history but that's not such a big deal since we trust one another...
    But you then must share the 5 free gb of iCloud storage. With separate iCloud accounts, you would each get 5 free gb of storage for 10 gb total. Do you share the iTunes ID? That's all you need to share really. No benefit to sharing the iCloud ID.
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    Default Re: Why does my wife see my my call history on her iPhone?

    For many including myself, a desire to share iCloud photo library is whats keeping us on the same iCloud account. Unfortunately this brings the call history issue which is a big deal for some. If Apple could just allow the the Apple ID family sharing to include iCloud photo library then having separate accounts would be possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surbrewsalot View Post
    For many including myself, a desire to share iCloud photo library is whats keeping us on the same iCloud account. Unfortunately this brings the call history issue which is a big deal for some. If Apple could just allow the the Apple ID family sharing to include iCloud photo library then having separate accounts would be possible.
    You can share your photos with iCloud Photo Sharing. You run into a lot of issues sharing the same iCloud ID.
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    Default Re: Why does my wife see my my call history on her iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    You can share your photos with iCloud Photo Sharing. You run into a lot of issues sharing the same iCloud ID.
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    Default Re: Why does my wife see my my call history on her iPhone?

    I had the same problem with my phone and my daughter's phone. I solved it by going to Settings/Phone/Calls on other devices--on my phone this was switched to on. Switched off and problem solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emmab14 View Post
    I had the same problem with my phone and my daughter's phone. I solved it by going to Settings/Phone/Calls on other devices--on my phone this was switched to on. Switched off and problem solved.
    But are you sharing the same iCloud ID? If so, you can still run into problems like seeing each other's text messages. Also, if you're sharing the same iCloud ID, you also have to share the 5 gb of iCloud storage. With separate ID's, you each get your own 5 gb of storage.
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    Default Re: Why does my wife see my my call history on her iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by shotrock74 View Post
    Setup:

    My Phone: iPhone 4S, iOS 8.3
    Wife's Phone: iPhone 5S, iOS 8.3
    We share an Apple ID on both devices

    Problem:

    My wife sees my call history (incoming and missed calls) on here iPhone 5S.

    Already Checked:

    -iPhone Cellular calls are disabled on both of our devices

    Request / Help Needed:

    -We would like to keep both phones associated with the same apple id. Is there anyway to disable my call history from showing up on her phone

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