1. cjvitek's Avatar
    I have been trying to figure out if there is anyway to share photo streams between people (such as my wife and myself) but still keep separate emails, calendars, contacts, etc. Since Apple doesn't allow people to subscribe or share a photo stream, I have been trying to find a work-around. I think I have found one, do you think this will work?

    Let's keep it simple, and say there are the following two people - husband and wife. Each has an iPhone, and an iMac.

    Husband sets up an iCloud account - husband@me.com
    Wife sets up an iCloud account - wife@me.com
    They set up a "joint" account - family@me.com

    On their devices, for setting up the iCloud, they use the joint account. This means that all contacts, email, calendars from "family@me.com" will be shared between the two computers and two iPhones. It also means that the photos will be shared - any photos the husband takes on the iPhone will be sent to both iMacs...and the same with any Photos from the wife's account. Any photos loaded onto the wife's iMac (say, from her camera) will also be sent to all iPhones and the husbands computer via Photostream. Also, the devices will be backed up to that account, FindMyiPhone will work from that account (for both phones), documents in the cloud will work, etc.

    Then, in his iPhone and iMac, under the mail settings, he adds the iCloud account "husband@me.com". He sets is up to share his mail, contacts, calendars, email, reminders, notes, etc between his iPhone and iMac.

    The wife does the same with her account, "wife@me.com", with her iPhone and iMac. Now they both have a separate .me address, with their own calendar, contacts, email, etc, which will be kept separate from each other, but they share all photos between all computers.

    From what I understand, that will work. Can anyone find a flaw in this set up? The photo libraries on both of the Macs would still be separate (so if the husband sorts things into specific events, that won't match up necessarily with the wife's iMac) but all photos will be on both computers.


    Chris
    01-18-2012 11:14 PM
  2. Peligro911's Avatar
    Sounds like it will work as long as your able to have 2 @me address on the phone at once
    01-18-2012 11:38 PM
  3. cjvitek's Avatar
    You can have only one listed iCloud account (which you set up through the iCloud settings) but you can add another via mail, contacts, calendars account setup.


    Chris
    01-18-2012 11:54 PM
  4. cjvitek's Avatar
    I have been doing this for the past 5 days, and it totally works.

    It's not as elegant as being able to subscribe to a photostream, but functionally it works the same. Plus it has the advantage of being able to set up a family calendar and reminders.

    Chris
    01-24-2012 10:46 PM
  5. Peligro911's Avatar
    Good to know


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    01-25-2012 12:07 AM
  6. G323q569's Avatar
    I am wanting to do a very similar thing, howver I want to be able to share calendars, reminders, and photos. Do you know if this would be possibl to do yet still keep our contacts, apps, and music seperate?
    02-22-2012 08:39 AM
  7. yojojo3311's Avatar
    I'm new to the iCloud - question - can photos be removed?
    02-22-2012 12:16 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yes. Login to iCloud via a Mac or pc and then select reset photo stream or something to that effect from the advanced menu. You will be prompted to briefly turn off photo stream from your iOS devices. I'm trying to recall these steps from memory so the actual wording could be off a bit.


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    02-22-2012 03:18 PM
  9. cjvitek's Avatar
    I am wanting to do a very similar thing, howver I want to be able to share calendars, reminders, and photos. Do you know if this would be possibl to do yet still keep our contacts, apps, and music seperate?
    If you have the "family" account set up, you can share a calendar, reminders, and photos from that account. Since you would also have you own iCloud account, you would also have one that is not shared.

    So yes, you can share calendars and reminders. Well, I assume reminders, I didn't test those.

    Chris
    02-22-2012 06:13 PM
  10. cjvitek's Avatar
    Yes. Login to iCloud via a Mac or pc and then select reset photo stream or something to that effect from the advanced menu. You will be prompted to briefly turn off photo stream from your iOS devices. I'm trying to recall these steps from memory so the actual wording could be off a bit.


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    I think he might have been asking if an individual photo or photos could be removed.

    I don't think so, but I am not sure.

    Or maybe you were asking about ALL photostream photos.

    Chris
    02-22-2012 06:14 PM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I think he might have been asking if an individual photo or photos could be removed.

    I don't think so, but I am not sure.
    (snipped)

    Chris
    Oh okay. I apologize for the misunderstanding. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your evening.


    Just Me, D
    02-22-2012 07:33 PM
  12. cjvitek's Avatar
    Oh okay. I apologize for the misunderstanding. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your evening.


    Just Me, D
    On the other hand, it could be me who has misunderstood.

    Chris
    02-22-2012 09:40 PM
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