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Multiple phones with the same account on IOS5
So here's the deal. I have an Iphone4, the wife has an Iphone4.
We both obviously have very different messages, and mailboxes.
However, we both share the same itunes account, and the same music is synced to both phones.
So when the ICloud comes out, how will we have our own separate, private cloud for pics, messages. But still share the same music? I want to be able to buy a song in Itunes, and have it sync automatically to both my phone and my wifes. But obviously, messages etc cant be syncd.
Or do you think that wont be possible anymore?
Surely this is quite a common scenario isnt it?
Last edited by lucasite; 10-05-2011 at 06:08 AM.
- 10-05-2011, 06:09 AM #2iPhone Newbie
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I can only imagine you would need to turn iCloud off if you want to keep it all there. All though the pictures is iCloud only come on the Photostream, the rest is personal to the individual device. Contacts how ever and iMessage, Calenders etc will all be the same.
- 10-05-2011, 06:22 AM #3
You know what? This is an awesome question. It doesn't effect me, but I can imagine it. I think it's something worth looking into for apple
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- 10-05-2011, 07:42 AM #4
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I think either you use ICloud to sync just the music and nothing else. Or use ICloud to backup all your messages and pics, but then still have to manually sync your music.
It would be abit of ashame though.
- 10-05-2011, 08:10 AM #6iPhone Intermediate
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I'm sure the next iTunes Update will have a new tab that lets you disable iCloud SYNCHING just like you can disable synching with everything else, like Apps, Music, Videos, etc...
I don't use synch anyway, I always wind up losing something on my iPod in the process.
Just do everything manually and you shouldn't have any problems.
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- 10-11-2011, 12:00 PM #15
This is also a big topic for me. Ordered 2 iPhones for me and my wife. Currently share one iTunes account on my PC where i want to share apps/music we download. But since we both have our own google accounts, i want to keep that all separate along with our iCloud accounts...Boy is this going to be a big topic!Original iPad | Sprint iPhone 4S | 13" MBP Mid 2010
- 10-11-2011, 12:32 PM #16
- 10-11-2011, 02:40 PM #17
I want to use 1 phone for business and personal. My contacts, calendar, memos, tasks, etc. are currently synched between my blackberry bold and my office computer (outlook) with blackberry desktop.
I have been told that when I get my new iphone4S, I will be able to synch my contacts, claendar, etc to my office computer with a new library and manually synch my music, videos, etc manually (my playlist) with the family's existing library.
However, will I be able to use the same icloud account for these 2 libraries?
BTW, shouldn't this thread really be in the icloud forum?
- 10-11-2011, 03:25 PM #18
- 10-11-2011, 03:45 PM #19iPhone Newbie
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From what I'm understanding if you have the 2 iphones you just set up different icloud accounts for each and set the settings for what you want synced and you won't have to worry about your wife's or your imessage and contacts getting mixed up. At least that is how I am understanding it.
- 10-11-2011, 03:56 PM #20
Sign up for your own icloud account. One for you, one for your wife. When you go through iOS setup on your new phone or upgraded phone, sign into (or make) your own account.
Then, once signup is done, go to Settings->Store sign out of your account, and type in your shared iTunes account.
You now have your icloud account for all neat new icloud features, yet you share the same content from iTunes. It's win win, and it's what I'm doing on my phones and iPads in the household.
Basically, you have your own, personal, icloud accounts, yet you share an iTunes account which will handle your content from iTunes and the iTunes store.
Been running the beta, works like a charm. Youll love it.
Hope this helps! Enjoy!
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