1. phreddyl's Avatar
    You would have to have the same iCloud account set up on each device. Separate ID's would be an easy way to have 20GB of iCloud space for one person, so I imagine it would NOT sync all your data as iCloud is meant to. That's my hypothesis after 5 months of using it on my iPad 2 and iPhone 4.

    Cheers.
    Ok so I am sorry. Getting more confused. When u say "you would have to have same icloud account" you don't mean you have to does it? I have iPad n iPhone and my son has iPod touch all under my account. I share some apps I choose (he is 9) I
    Don't want everything shared. Can he have separate icloud account for his touch?
    10-11-2011 12:03 AM
  2. Igor's Avatar
    I think they have some kind of family plan
    10-11-2011 07:16 AM
  3. Pmt061204's Avatar
    Ok so I am sorry. Getting more confused. When u say "you would have to have same icloud account" you don't mean you have to does it? I have iPad n iPhone and my son has iPod touch all under my account. I share some apps I choose (he is 9) I
    Don't want everything shared. Can he have separate icloud account for his touch?
    I thought I saw someone else state that each device will need its own @me.com account and that you will be able to choose what you want synced to that device. I could be wrong but like everybody else is saying once the official release comes out I'm sure it will become much more clear.
    10-11-2011 04:35 PM
  4. rstark18's Avatar
    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:
    Mail
    Contacts
    Calendars
    Reminders
    Bookmarks
    Notes
    Photostream
    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.
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    10-11-2011 05:37 PM
  5. diamonddialogue's Avatar
    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 06:11 PM.
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    10-11-2011 06:08 PM
  6. phreddyl's Avatar
    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:
    Mail
    Contacts
    Calendars
    Reminders
    Bookmarks
    Notes
    Photostream
    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.
    Yes I think it does thanks- very hard when you don't have it yet- I use google anyway and that already syncs my calendar and contacts between iPad and iPhone-
    10-11-2011 06:16 PM
  7. rstark18's Avatar
    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.
    I too am not sure about this but I really doubt it.Looking at it closely ( Settings>iCloud>Account>iCloud Account Information) it looks as though your iCloud account is directly tied to your Apple ID and does not allow additional accounts to be set up. I really think they are going to push additional storage.

    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 06:50 PM
  8. phreddyl's Avatar
    I too am not sure about this but I really doubt it.Looking at it closely ( Settings>iCloud>Account>iCloud Account Information) it looks as though your iCloud account is directly tied to your Apple ID and does not allow additional accounts to be set up. I really think they are going to push additional storage.

    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
    To be honest for what he has on it he doesn't need to be on icloud at all and can manually back up to iTunes. Can u sync some with icloud and just have it not turned on for his?
    10-11-2011 07:21 PM
  9. rstark18's Avatar
    To be honest for what he has on it he doesn't need to be on icloud at all and can manually back up to iTunes. Can u sync some with icloud and just have it not turned on for his?
    Yes that works. You don't need to use iCloud on all devices.
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    10-11-2011 08:58 PM
  10. jglev's Avatar
    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 02:11 PM
  11. cardfan's Avatar
    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?
    You win the prize..
    10-13-2011 02:17 PM
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