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sammyman
Jul 12, 2008, 06:45 PM
Is it possible for me to use two iphones with one mobile me account? I want my wife to have the ability to "push" calendars and contacts. If one iphone pushes it to the cloud, will it come back to the other iphone??? Or will it only work if I get two mobile me accounts?



Scooterman1
Jul 12, 2008, 06:50 PM
This is a GREAT question. I am interested in what the answer will be. It said all your devices, I believe. It will be interesting to see if it will handle more than one phone. It should in theory.

Matthew Yohe
Jul 12, 2008, 06:51 PM
Is it possible for me to use two iphones with one mobile me account? I want my wife to have the ability to "push" calendars and contacts. If one iphone pushes it to the cloud, will it come back to the other iphone??? Or will it only work if I get two mobile me accounts?

Should've bought the family pack. But there is no reason that two shouldn't be able to share the same account.

nfreader
Jul 12, 2008, 09:45 PM
What about multiple computers? Can I share one account across say... 5 macs, 3 iphones and a PC?

If anyone knows, that'd be great, otherwise I'll ask the Apple Store folks next time I'm up there.

monetnj
Jul 12, 2008, 10:50 PM
Is it possible for me to use two iphones with one mobile me account? I want my wife to have the ability to "push" calendars and contacts. If one iphone pushes it to the cloud, will it come back to I other iphone??? Or will it only work if I get two mobile me accounts?

Yes, I am currently doing this with my iPhone and the wife's. One account and multiple devices. The catch is that we now have all the same calendars and contacts on both our iPhones and our user accounts on our home mac. However, at least in contacts, it is simple enough to create two groups; one with her contacts and one with mine. With the calendars, you can set the iPhone and iCal on your mac to only display events from certain calendars. I also see no reason why this wouldn't work across computers too, with the caveat that all computers would end up with the same contacts and calendars.

arpiuk
Jul 13, 2008, 03:32 AM
i have the old Iphone and the new 3G one. They all sync perfectly with one MobileMe account. When I add a iCal event, it appears on all devices. so with everything else. It also syncs the games that are FREE, I ony bought one game so far, but that has not synced. It only synced to the phone that was sync-ed first to Itunes, after buying the game.

dbondmelo
Jul 13, 2008, 10:13 AM
Can you explain the setup that you have for the two phones?

mkbomb
Jul 13, 2008, 04:07 PM
Can you explain the setup that you have for the two phones?

Please, someone answer this! My wife and I have our own iphones, but Share one iMac. We both use the same iCal, Address Book, iTunes, iPhoto libraries too. I'd REALLY love to not have to set her up on a seperate user account. Thanks so much!:confused:

gnd408
Jul 13, 2008, 07:10 PM
It works fine! There is 1 master MM username but you can have aliases up to 5 I think.

sync/push only the calenders you each want to see his/hers/ours; same with contacts.

We each use our MM alias mail account but almost never use our master MM account name. A plus is no spam - nobody knows it.

arpiuk
Jul 14, 2008, 02:21 AM
Can you explain the setup that you have for the two phones?

Not sure what exactly I have to explain but I'll try. I have 2 iPhones, but only 1 MM account with the same email (no aliases), using same calendar, contacts. They both sync over the air (and of course with Itunes). So, both phones have the identical information on them.

Have I answered your questions?

mkbomb
Jul 14, 2008, 02:46 PM
Not sure what exactly I have to explain but I'll try. I have 2 iPhones, but only 1 MM account with the same email (no aliases), using same calendar, contacts. They both sync over the air (and of course with Itunes). So, both phones have the identical information on them.

Have I answered your questions?

But she has her own verizon email address where she can get that mail on her iphone. How can I enable her iphone to take advantage of the sync services while still being able to check her verizon mail account on her iphone? Please keep in mind, I was silly to buy the "Family Pack". But I DO NOT want to create a new Mac OS X user account for her just to enable her phone to sync. We very happily and EASILY share the same user account, itunes, iphoto, ical. The only thing we need separate are our own unique email addresses. I've already created MINE as a MobileMe. Hers DOES NOT necessarily NEED to be a MM address. Thank you SO much in advance! -Mike

arpiuk
Jul 15, 2008, 12:14 AM
But she has her own verizon email address where she can get that mail on her iphone. How can I enable her iphone to take advantage of the sync services while still being able to check her verizon mail account on her iphone? Please keep in mind, I was silly to buy the "Family Pack". But I DO NOT want to create a new Mac OS X user account for her just to enable her phone to sync. We very happily and EASILY share the same user account, itunes, iphoto, ical. The only thing we need separate are our own unique email addresses. I've already created MINE as a MobileMe. Hers DOES NOT necessarily NEED to be a MM address. Thank you SO much in advance! -Mike


hhmmm... I see. well, the only way I think you can do this is as follows:

sync the phones with iTunes as normal, allow contacts, calendar, bookmarks to be synced via MobileMe. But do NOT sync your email accounts. Turn that option off. Then you have to go set this up on your individual iPhones. You go into SETTINGS, then MAIL/CALENDAR/CONTACTS, then ADD ACCOUNT. On your phone, you will set up your own MM account and your wife's phone you set up her verizon account. That way you share the contacts and calendars, but each have your own emails. But make sure, the email syncing in Itunes is switched off.

I hope this helps.

dbondmelo
Jul 15, 2008, 07:40 AM
It's strange... That all works just fine but one of the ones doesn't like to RECEIVE push information.

Phone 1 send and receives changes just fine

Phone 2 can send changes just fine and phone 1 will get them, but cannot receive changes from phone 1

freedevil
Jul 15, 2008, 08:05 AM
It works fine! There is 1 master MM username but you can have aliases up to 5 I think.

sync/push only the calenders you each want to see his/hers/ours; same with contacts.

We each use our MM alias mail account but almost never use our master MM account name. A plus is no spam - nobody knows it.

With the alias when you reply to email it uses the main accounts name. It's pointless right now.

umgolfer
Jul 15, 2008, 01:54 PM
hhmmm... I see. well, the only way I think you can do this is as follows:

sync the phones with iTunes as normal, allow contacts, calendar, bookmarks to be synced via MobileMe. But do NOT sync your email accounts. Turn that option off. Then you have to go set this up on your individual iPhones. You go into SETTINGS, then MAIL/CALENDAR/CONTACTS, then ADD ACCOUNT. On your phone, you will set up your own MM account and your wife's phone you set up her verizon account. That way you share the contacts and calendars, but each have your own emails. But make sure, the email syncing in Itunes is switched off.

I hope this helps.

That's how I do it currently and it works for me. Gmail for her email and .Mac/MM for the contacts from my account.

dbondmelo
Jul 15, 2008, 04:48 PM
So the end result for you is, 2 phones pushing calendars and contacts to eachother and mobile me without problems and/or a lot of lag?

Each phone can push and receive just fine?

Double Down
Jul 15, 2008, 04:59 PM
sync the phones with iTunes as normal, allow contacts, calendar, bookmarks to be synced via MobileMe. But do NOT sync your email accounts. Turn that option off. Then you have to go set this up on your individual iPhones. You go into SETTINGS, then MAIL/CALENDAR/CONTACTS, then ADD ACCOUNT. On your phone, you will set up your own MM account and your wife's phone you set up her verizon account. That way you share the contacts and calendars, but each have your own emails. But make sure, the email syncing in Itunes is switched off.

I hope this helps.

This is exactly how I do it, except my phone is setup normal to sync everything and my wife's phone has cal and contacts sync turned on and mail sync turned off, then has the separate email account like the poster above stated. The end result is we share the same calender and contacts but have different emails which works out great for us.

3 macs, 2 iphones, and 1 MM account. Works great.

macjock
Jul 15, 2008, 05:35 PM
i've just posted a new thread which I will close if I can get the answer here.

If we have 2 iphones is there a way to share a calendar only?

Double Down
Jul 15, 2008, 05:39 PM
i've just posted a new thread which I will close if I can get the answer here.

If we have 2 iphones is there a way to share a calendar only?

I don't see why not. Use the same steps I posted above. Just turn on only calender syncing and turn off the rest. Then create a new email account under mail settings and add an account for just your email.

Hopefully I understood you right.

macjock
Jul 15, 2008, 05:49 PM
I don't see why not. Use the same steps I posted above. Just turn on only calender syncing and turn off the rest. Then create a new email account under mail settings and add an account for just your email.

Hopefully I understood you right.

Will this stop me being able to push my own cobtacts and mail though?

Basically I want my iphone to sync / push everything and hers to have the calendar only.

Am I wanting my cake an to eat it here?

Double Down
Jul 15, 2008, 06:36 PM
Will this stop me being able to push my own cobtacts and mail though?

Basically I want my iphone to sync / push everything and hers to have the calendar only.

Am I wanting my cake an to eat it here?

You should be fine. Just go into mail settings and leave all your syncs on and go into hers and turn off all syncs except calender. You'll then need to add an email account for her. The only problem on her phone is you can only push one account and the other will be fetch. Otherwise, no big deal. I did something very similar on my wife's phone.

Yours will work normal.

James

fa.ce
Jul 16, 2008, 06:27 AM
I've this scenario:
2 iPhone, 2 Macs and 1 Pc.
I need to share a unique working account (calendar, mail, contacts) among all them.
I want also so have on each mac and each iPhone access to 2 separate individual personal accounts.
I think i need family plan account.
Questions:
1) on mobile me i'm allowed to access to only an account or there's a way to see working and personal data in the same time ?
2) what happens on iPhone and iCal ? may i see in the same calendar both personal and working data ? How ?

thanks

dalvin200
Jun 20, 2009, 03:48 PM
Just to fuel this thread a little.. I have a few queries..

I'm getting the iPhone 3G S next week and will be giving my 3G to the wife.

We have 1 user account on the mac which is set up to sync MobileMe mail, contacts, calendars etc..

When I give the 3G to my wife, she won't have a data plan (her choice, not mine), so no point in MobileMe for the 3G.

My question is, can we sync different calendars/contacts to our separate iPhones from the same user account on the mac?

A few of you above have spoken about turning calendars on/off etc.. but where are you doing this, as I've just spoken with a mobileme rep and he says what I want to do is not possible via MobileMe

example:
i have 2 calendars in my ical "Home" and "Work", and I have 2 iPhones.. one for Home and one for Work... apparently I cannot simply sync the "Home" calendar with my Home iPhone and "Work" calendar with my Work iPhone? I have to have "Home" & "Work" calendars on BOTH iPhones

Only 1 will be using the MobileMe option, & I think iTunes when the wif'e iPhone is docked, she'll be able to pick & choose which contacts/calendars she wants, but on my iPhone, I do not want to see her calendar/contacts, but I think that using MobileMe, it will push those to my phone whether I like it or not.

Am i missing something really obvious here?

Thanks

robanga
Jun 20, 2009, 07:27 PM
We have a MobileMe account and a shared email box for both my wife and myself.

iCal and everything works fine.

Now we have this new "find my iPhone" feature and I enabled it on each phone. However it will only see one of the phones. Do you think this is a limitation of the service?

On my second phone, it allows me to toggle on "find my iPhone" but it will not stay selected.

Update: Nevermind :) Simply deleting the MM account on the second phone and adding it back to the device, fixed the problem.

spookybathtub
Aug 30, 2009, 12:27 AM
I am successfully using the Find My iPhone feature on two iPhones with 1 MobileMe account. I haven't tried the other sync features but I'm almost certain they would work too.