- 10-10-2011, 11:03 PM #26
Don't want everything shared. Can he have separate icloud account for his touch?
- 10-11-2011, 06:16 AM #27
- 10-11-2011, 03:35 PM #28iPhone Newbie
- 22 Posts
- 10-11-2011, 04:37 PM #29
Look at it this way. iCloud offers both backup and syncing. If you are logged into the same account from two different devices (two different iPhones) both will have a separate and different backup. The syncing part is what will be the same on both devices. You have the OPTION to choose which of the following you want to sync:
Documents & Data
Find My iPhone
What I'm not sure about (because I'm only running one iOS5) is if each device gets 5gb for backing up or each account gets that. I assume it's 5gb per account and if that's the case then two iPhone won't fit in that 5gb range for most people. I run a pretty minimalist system and my backup runs around 3.1gb. I will most likely have to be additional storage to keep my wife and I on the same account for music, books and apps. I think apple was pretty smart from a $ perspective on this. They know a lot (if not most) families share an account and that 5gb is just enough for one device and additional space isn't too expensive.
Hope this clears it up a little.
- 10-11-2011, 05:08 PM #30iPhone Intermediate
- 250 Posts
Each account gets 5GB, NOT each device. But, I do believe anyone who really utilizes iCloud with more than one iOS device will need approximately 5GB per device. In other words, Apple made sure if you have just one device that your backups will fit into the 5GB you get for free. If you have two (iPhone and iPad for example), I think their goal was to almost force us to purchase at least 10GB.
Yes, your son can have a separate iCloud account for his iPod touch, and you can still link your iTunes account with it, I believe.
Last edited by diamonddialogue; 10-11-2011 at 05:11 PM.
- 10-11-2011, 05:16 PM #31
- 10-11-2011, 05:50 PM #32
Although knowing a lot of their customers have multiple devices and that 5gb definitely won't be enough to keep everything synced, they might allow 5gb per device. If not they are going to have a lot of unhappy consumers
- 10-11-2011, 06:21 PM #33
- 10-11-2011, 07:58 PM #34
- 10-13-2011, 01:11 PM #35
Apple really needs to fix this. What we all need is a master Apple ID with multiple and separate @me.com/iCloud accounts. So the question is: can one Apple ID have multiple @me.com accounts? I don't think it can. I think the way around this is to create a new me.com Apple ID' for each person (or each device if you want separate iCloud storage). Use this new Apple ID @me.com account as your iCloud account. Then under the Store in Settings, change it to the Apple ID that everyone uses for iTunes purchases. This way everyone can still share purchases and everyone will have their own separate iCloud account. Do you think that will work?
- 10-13-2011, 01:17 PM #36