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Old Oct 12, 2011, 11:49 AM   #1
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2 iPhone's on single iTunes account ?

I have two iPhones that I am using using under one iTunes account... (mine and wife's)

1) So with a release of iCloud I have to get another iTunes account? so it will work properly

2) whats happens with all purchases? can I share them under two accounts?

3) if I wont get 2nd itunes account all two phones will have same content on them due auto syncing?


can somebody explain this to me... I am confused
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 11:50 AM   #2
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I have two iPhones that I am using using under one iTunes account... (mine and wife's)

1) So with a release of iCloud I have to get another iTunes account? so it will work properly

2) whats happens with all purchases? can I share them under two accounts?

3) if I wont get 2nd itunes account all two phones will have same content on them due auto syncing?


can somebody explain this to me... I am confused
1) no

2) yes

3) no

get an icloud acct for your wife. Share the same itunes account on both.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 11:52 AM   #3
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These questions are explained well on the website but to answer:

1) you can have same iTunes/appp store IDs on both your phones so you can share purchases
2) You can have separate iCloud accounts (set up new @mes for both of you) so your personal info (photos, calendar, email, contacts, etc) remain separate.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 11:53 AM   #4
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Just log onto the same ID on both iPhones.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 11:55 AM   #5
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Just log onto the same ID on both iPhones.
True for itunes appleid, not true for icloud account. You want to have unique iCloud accounts 1 for each phone.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 12:05 PM   #6
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So if you are sharing an Itunes account for two Iphones, how can you have both phones have different content from the same music library? Icloud would auto sync the content from the library to both phones would it not? How would you select some songs for one phone and another set of songs for the other phone from that same library?

Also, if using two libraries with same account ID, how do you select the libraries for each phone? Have to use cable and not Icloud?

Maybe doing it the old fashioned way with cable is the best way to go for both phones for music content?

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Old Oct 12, 2011, 12:13 PM   #7
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So if you are sharing an Itunes account for two Iphones, how can you have both phones have different content from the same music library? Icloud would auto sync the content from the library to both phones would it not? How would you select some songs for one phone and another set of songs for the other phone from that same library?

Also, if using two libraries with same account ID, how do you select the libraries for each phone? Have to use cable and not Icloud?

Maybe doing it the old fashioned way with cable is the best way to go for both phones for music content?

Thanks
Different question. First, iCloud does not auto sync your music libraries. You are referring to iTunes Match. When this goes live, which it isn't for a month or so, you can upload music to it from multiple computers etc. Then, on your phone, you tell it to use iCloud. All your current music, playlists, etc is erased. All music in iTunes Match is then presented on your phone for download. You both can then download any music you want. You will have to reset up playlists.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 12:16 PM   #8
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Different question. First, iCloud does not auto sync your music libraries. You are referring to iTunes Match. When this goes live, which it isn't for a month or so, you can upload music to it from multiple computers etc. Then, on your phone, you tell it to use iCloud. All your current music, playlists, etc is erased. All music in iTunes Match is then presented on your phone for download. You both can then download any music you want. You will have to reset up playlists.
Ok, I think I got it. I will just not use Itunes match and sync via cable as we do now. That will work best for us.

Thanks for the reply.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 12:49 PM   #9
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thanks everyone for clarifying this for me... this will make my life so much easier
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 01:52 PM   #10
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Does getting a new separate icloud account mean getting a new appleId for that phone (just for icloud)?
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 02:08 PM   #11
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Does getting a new separate icloud account mean getting a new appleId for that phone (just for icloud)?
Yes and thats the point. I don't like using the term Apple ID now as its confusing.

I say iCloud ID and App Store/Itunes ID (although there are more as you could also have one for FaceTime that is different but...)
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Yes and thats the point. I don't like using the term Apple ID now as its confusing.

I say iCloud ID and App Store/Itunes ID (although there are more as you could also have one for FaceTime that is different but...)
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Can the new icloud id be set up directly on the phone?
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:05 PM   #13
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Can the new icloud id be set up directly on the phone?
yes
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:12 PM   #14
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Following this theme. I get my new phone on Friday and my wife already has an iPhone 4.

We both use a single iTunes account (me email address) on our Mac for music and apps.
We both use google gmail for email, but our own addresses.
We both use google calendar for our calendar (we share my gmail address for this) and the macs iCal is setup to sync with google cal under my email address.
We do not share contacts, but the mac is setup to sync with my google contacts.


How should I setup each of our iCloud accounts?

Thanks

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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:17 PM   #15
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so lets get this straight
my girlfriend can still use my apple id for her iTunes etc but can set her up individually on the iCloud?
if not, i create her an account in iTunes but then how does she get the apps I've paid for, for both of us to use i.e angry birds?
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:23 PM   #16
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Following this theme. I get my new phone on Friday and my wife already has an iPhone 4.

We both use a single iTunes account (me email address) on our Mac for music and apps.
We both use google gmail for email, but our own addresses.
We both use google calendar for our calendar (we share my gmail address for this) and the macs iCal is setup to sync with google cal under my email address.
We do not share contacts, but the mac is setup to sync with my google contacts.


How should I setup each of our iCloud accounts?

Thanks

JP
Continue to use Google for mail/calendar/contacts. Use the same AppleID on both phones for iTunes. Use unique AppleID's for iCloud.

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so lets get this straight
my girlfriend can still use my apple id for her iTunes etc but can set her up individually on the iCloud?
if not, i create her an account in iTunes but then how does she get the apps I've paid for, for both of us to use i.e angry birds?
That is correct she can use your same AppleID for iTunes and it will share music, apps and movies between the devices. She will create a new AppleID for iCloud that will sync her personal stuff.
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Continue to use Google for mail/calendar/contacts. Use the same AppleID on both phones for iTunes. Use unique AppleID's for iCloud.

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That is correct she can use your same AppleID for iTunes and it will share music, apps and movies between the devices. She will create a new AppleID for iCloud that will sync her personal stuff.
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[QUOTE=JRoDDz;13570316]Continue to use Google for mail/calendar/contacts. Use the same AppleID on both phones for iTunes. Use unique AppleID's for iCloud.[COLOR="#808080"]

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Old Oct 12, 2011, 03:29 PM   #19
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Sorry, I'm confused.

My wife and I both have iPhone 4's. (not 4S) I had mine since it came out and always update. My wife got hers a couple of months ago and have not even sync'ed it yet. We will be using the same iTunes account to load the ios5, and it's on a Dell computer.

I have only a couple hundred songs on my phone, and my wife's is empty. We mainly use our phone for everything else, but not really listen to music.

When I sync mine, I know what I will get, because basically, all the info is mine. When I do my wife's phone, how do I sync and leave our contacts and everything else separate? Sorry, beating a dead horse here, i'm just confused. I read that it can be done on the MAC, but can this contact folder separation thing be done on a Dell? Help please!
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Old Jan 4, 2012, 06:11 PM   #20
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Smile Iphones can only be synced with only one iTunes library at a time?

Erasing & syncing replaces the contents of this iphone with the contents of this iTunes library? Should I go ahead to erase & sync as i've just restored & updated to ios 5.0.1?? quick reply appreciated. TIA
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Old Jan 4, 2012, 06:15 PM   #21
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Two accounts, one for each phone.
Set up your iTunes to use Home Sharing.
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