1. MrMars's Avatar
    Does anyone else agree they should have added "Notes" to family sharing..? I think it would be quite useful to be able to share notes with family members.

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    10-11-2014 08:17 PM
  2. SMELTN's Avatar
    I agree I think that would have been awesome. Reminders, notes, photos, calendar events all should have been default.
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    10-11-2014 09:23 PM
  3. HankAZ's Avatar
    I share notes with my wife via iCloud.
    10-11-2014 09:37 PM
  4. MrMars's Avatar
    I share notes with my wife via iCloud.
    Right. It is possible if each device shares the same iCloud account. I'm speaking of the new family sharing feature where each member with their own iCloud account can share photos, calendars, reminders.


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    10-11-2014 09:48 PM
  5. HankAZ's Avatar
    Right. It is possible if each device shares the same iCloud account. I'm speaking of the new family sharing feature where each member with their own iCloud account can share photos, calendars, reminders.
    Yeah, I know what you’re talking about.

    You’re absolutely correct. Family Share allows you to share photos, calendars and reminders. If you want to share Notes, you have to use iCloud.

    I thought I was pretty clear with my response. Maybe I stuttered.
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    10-11-2014 09:56 PM
  6. MrMars's Avatar
    Yeah, I know what youre talking about.

    Don't think I stuttered. My answer didnt change. I share Notes via iCloud. BTW, Im happy with that solution.
    Glad that method is working for you. However, my question is specific to the "family sharing" feature.


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    10-11-2014 09:58 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Glad that method is working for you. However, my question is specific to the "family sharing" feature.


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    One option is to use the app "Phonto". You can use any color or size image
    to write your notes. Then you can share them direct to iCloud Photo Sharing, which can be shared by family members. This option is not on the stock notes app. It works pretty good.
    Phonto - Text on Photos by youthhr
    https://appsto.re/us/zzEiA.i
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    10-11-2014 11:20 PM
  8. HankAZ's Avatar
    Glad that method is working for you. However, my question is specific to the "family sharing" feature.
    Ok, then. Since your question is specific to "family sharing", the answer would be "you can’t".
    10-11-2014 11:30 PM
  9. Peligro911's Avatar
    I was excited for family sharing but after attempting to set it up and finding out all the limitations and everything its just easier to do what I have been doing and just share my id for iTunes and have family on their own iCloud for everything else.


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    10-11-2014 11:33 PM
  10. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Does anyone else agree they should have added "Notes" to family sharing..? I think it would be quite useful to be able to share notes with family members.

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    Can you just use the shared reminders list for notes? Might be a good work around at least.
    10-11-2014 11:43 PM
  11. MrMars's Avatar
    I'm currently using an app called "anylist". We use it for grocery/shopping lists. Anytime my wife or I add and item it syncs to the other and we both always have an updated list. However, I always prefer to use Apple apps when possible which is why I thought the "notes" app would have been perfect for that.


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    10-12-2014 08:17 AM
  12. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I'm currently using an app called "anylist". We use it for grocery/shopping lists. Anytime my wife or I add and item it syncs to the other and we both always have an updated list. However, I always prefer to use Apple apps when possible which is why I thought the "notes" app would have been perfect for that.


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    I'm using the family shared reminders list as a grocery shopping list. It works well and when we're at the store we can easily check off items bought.
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    10-12-2014 08:29 AM
  13. gguthrie's Avatar
    Completely agree. It's very puzzling that both notes AND contacts were left out. For now, my wife and I will use the same account but we'll leave the kids on the family share.
    10-26-2014 05:59 PM
  14. gguthrie's Avatar
    We normally used the Notes application for grocery lists and other recurring purchases (AC filter sizes, printer toner, etc.) but I might check out Reminders. Thanks for the suggestion.
    10-26-2014 06:05 PM
  15. RasmusBangPedersen's Avatar
    But then you have to be on the same AppleID, to share notes via iCloud RIGHT??
    03-25-2015 07:40 PM
  16. RasmusBangPedersen's Avatar
    I share notes with my wife via iCloud.
    But to share notes via iCloud, for example with a family member, wife or so, you both have to be on the same AppleID? Or is it possible to share with other accounts?

    This could really be usable feature to me and my brother, as we are running a business together, and therefor have to share plans, "to-do`s, ideas and so..
    03-25-2015 07:43 PM
  17. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    But to share notes via iCloud, for example with a family member, wife or so, you both have to be on the same AppleID? Or is it possible to share with other accounts?

    This could really be usable feature to me and my brother, as we are running a business together, and therefor have to share plans, "to-do`s, ideas and so..
    The Notes app you need to be on the same AppleId but the Reminders app you can share with someone else.
    03-25-2015 08:42 PM
  18. G1ggs's Avatar
    I share notes with my wife via iCloud.
    Me too...
    03-25-2015 10:09 PM
  19. G1ggs's Avatar
    But then you have to be on the same AppleID, to share notes via iCloud RIGHT??
    Yes, sure! I think it's OK because we are family.
    03-25-2015 10:10 PM
  20. usedberry's Avatar
    I've recently started using OneNote and it works great. It keeps my notes on iPhone, iPod touch, and pc in sync and allows me to share any notebook with my brother. The shared notebook can be allowed to be edited by whoever you share it with or with just 'view only' permission. Try it. 😊
    03-28-2015 06:55 PM
  21. diggers253's Avatar
    You can share Notes even if not on the same icloud / apple ID.

    Apple ID notes A - the one you want to share and Apple ID notes B is on - the device you are using,

    On device B (that does not have access to the notes on device A) Go to Settings>Mail,Contacts,Calendars>Add Account>iCloud, enter Apple ID A to create the account and then turn Notes on.

    Thats is.

    On device B - in Notes there is now a section under the Apple ID thats used on device A.
    01-28-2016 03:19 PM
  22. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    You can share Notes even if not on the same icloud / apple ID.

    Apple ID notes A - the one you want to share and Apple ID notes B is on - the device you are using,

    On device B (that does not have access to the notes on device A) Go to Settings>Mail,Contacts,Calendars>Add Account>iCloud, enter Apple ID A to create the account and then turn Notes on.

    Thats is.

    On device B - in Notes there is now a section under the Apple ID thats used on device A.
    That's not a good solution at all. You're basically adding another phone to your iCloud account. Not cool!
    You get only 3 iCloud accounts on your device.
    01-28-2016 03:23 PM
  23. Brian0074's Avatar
    I think where this conversation went off the rails was at the beginning with the reference to Family Sharing. Family Sharing is an iTunes-related feature, where everyone in the group is treated equally - all have the same access. Calendar & Reminders provides the ability to share items with other individuals who are not in a group. Sharing Reminders enables both/all parties to edit the shared lists. Shared Calendars can be editable or view only.

    I share some Reminders wth my wife (e.g. groceries) and share others with my daughter (research). I share some Calendars with my wife, and some calendars with both my wife and my daughter. I would really like to be able to share/merge Contacts with my wife, and to share Notes (both editable and view only options).

    Note that in both kinds of sharing, the foundation is that each individual has his/her own Apple ID account, e-mail, and iCloud space.
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    04-28-2016 11:09 AM

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