1. gsonneborn's Avatar
    My family of 5 has many apple devices. We have 4 iPhones, 1 iPad, 1 mac and 1 iPod. We all share the itunes account and iCloud. As things have updated and my kids have become more active using messaging, our messaging system has really become messed up! Right now when we text each other, the messaging goes to everyone! When I send a text to my husband, it doesn't show that he receives it but it looks like he was the one that sent it. How do I change everyones settings so that this doesn't happen? Everywhere I look this up at, all I see is "How to link all your systems". I don't want all the devices linked! I know this sounds like a stupid question but being a very busy mom, I can't keep up with the changes in technology! Please help!
    09-27-2012 01:29 PM
  2. rayz336's Avatar
    Each device should have individual send and receive settings for iMessage, then it will work the way you would like.
    09-27-2012 01:47 PM
  3. Alli's Avatar
    Have everyone set up a separate iCloud account - no reason to share that, it can only create the kind of problems you've described.

    Make sure in iMessage settings that each person has a different email address and/or phone number attached.
    09-27-2012 03:38 PM

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