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iCloud same account, separate computers?

Discussion in 'iCloud and Apple Services' started by darkslayer13, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Hi fellow macrumor-ers

    So this is something that I'm having difficulty with. Maybe someone can help. I share an iTunes account with my family (mom, dad, brother and myself) and we all now have iOS 5 and iCloud. I want to be able to sync my information, calendars, contacts and such to my computer, but ONLY my computer. How can I do this? How do I separate my iCloud from my parents' and brother's if we all share the same account?

    Also - I dont want to make a new AppleID for myself, because I have all my purchased music on the family account.

  2. macrumors member

  3. macrumors G5


    Get Them

    To create separate @me accounts.
  4. macrumors member

    Again, dont want to do that, because I have hundreds of purchased songs that I will be unable to access if I create a new account....

    Any other suggestions? Am I missing something - how are more people not having the same problem?!?!
  5. macrumors 603


    Separate iCloud accounts but the same iTunes account.

    Each create your own iCloud account with a separate @me.com address. Then, in the iTunes store (on both the computer and the phone) log into the same iTunes store account you have always been using.

    The iCloud login and the iTunes store login are separate.
  6. macrumors 6502


    you use the original icloud account, everyone else has separate ones.

    on idevice, you can create separate icloud accounts, just change the itunes account back to your shared one afterwards.
    It works, I've done this a couple of times now.

    On the lion machines log into your icloud account.
    In itunes, log into your shared itunes account.
  7. macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

    You can just disable mail, calendar & contacts in the other people's computers iCloud settings.
  8. macrumors 6502


    What he said

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