Two iPhones on one Mac
My wife came home from work tonight with her BlackBerry in pieces - something about a 3 year old BB, an asphalt drive and a passing car. Anyway, she is now the proud owner of a 16GB iPhone 4. We would have preferred to wait until the iPhone 5 was released, but sometimes life just happens to you.
So now the question of the hour: How can I connect both iPhones to my Mac, share the iTunes account, apps and music ... yet keep both address books separate? She has her work contacts, I have my work contacts, and we both have common contacts - family and friends.
I know I can connect both phones, load apps, music, etc on the same computer... but how can I address the separate contact/address book situation on a single computer?
- 07-29-2011, 11:13 PM #2
When you sync her phone to the computer, go to the 'Info' tab and make sure you uncheck the "Sync Address Book Contacts" box. Scroll down after that and make sure that none of the boxes in the "Advance" section are selected.
That should do the trick
- 07-30-2011, 12:18 AM #4
- 07-31-2011, 04:23 PM #5
I cheated... I took the time to merge the contacts into a single set... and then created groups My Contacts and Her Contacts. So now, we sync all contacts (~300 total), and can filter between My and Her contacts on each device. Seems to work well.
Thanks for the suggestions.
- 07-31-2011, 07:45 PM #7
- 08-02-2011, 08:47 PM #8
- 08-03-2011, 05:35 AM #9
- 08-03-2011, 08:57 AM #10
- 08-04-2011, 01:19 AM #11iPhone Nanite
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I have the same condition with you. Both me and my wife use iPhone 4s and iPads. We have a MacPro at home, and that's where we both sync our idevices.
I just created two user accounts on our Mac, so she can sync whatever stuff she has on the Mac to her devices and I have the liberty to do the same too, without running the risk of sync mishaps. I think this is the best way to go about it.