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yalag
Oct 16, 2011, 09:58 PM
After taking the recommendation from a forum thread here, I decided to try to share contacts (between me and my wife) via using a secondary icloud account. It works pretty good at first, but then it turns out that there's a side effect of Siri thinking you're both the same person. Even if you set it manually in Settings, it will eventually change back. Any suggestions for workaround? Thanks.



apple*aphid
Oct 18, 2011, 10:18 AM
We experienced the same problem. We are trying this to get around it...

Set up each phone to have the shared address book and also a personal address book.

In the personal address book just put 1 contact record - that is your own. Tell Siri that is your record (using settings > general > my info).

So far it seems to be working but it's early days...

Jakimo
Oct 21, 2011, 01:35 PM
A brilliant work-around!!

Thanks for the idea, didn't think of assigning the My Contact outside of the iCloud Contacts list.

Will try soon.