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Confused about Lion and iCloud from iDisk/mobile me family plan

Discussion in 'iCloud and Apple Services' started by boymom75, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Please bear with my many questions, but I'm so confused.

    I have an iMac running 10.5.8 and an Air on Snow Leopard. Should I upgrade everything to Lion now, in order to use iCloud? Do I HAVE to use iCloud yet?

    Also, my son buys music with my Apple ID/itunes account. My mobile me is a "family plan," but I'm the only one who uses the iDisk (for data storage). The others just use the me.com email address. Also, my son's got an iphone 4s coming, which means iCloud is coming to our house in a couple days. I don't want his music. I don't want any of my stuff cohabitating with anyone else's. So is iCloud linked to the email or Apple ID or what?

  2. macrumors 604


    It's linked to an individual AppleID.
  3. macrumors member

    But thus far, we have shared an Apple ID with no issues. We have different music, and through our different mobile me emails, different contacts, calendar, etc. Now you're saying iCloud is going to be linked to that ID? Or will my sons and husband have a chance to set up new iCloud accounts with new names? Surely someone understands my confusion: how do we now separate ourselves in iCloud?

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