Icloud: Unwanted contacts from my wife's phone

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Joybulb, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    Joybulb

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    Well I entered contacts onto my phone from both my wife's old phone and mine. It's nice to have the contacts push to both phones, but she has some contacts that I don't want, and I have some that she doesn't want. When she deletes one from her phone however, it also deletes from mine. Is there a way to nitpick the contacts, or are we both stuck with each others friends in our phones?
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    d21mike

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Use your own personal accounts.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    You can share an iTunes account (to share purchased items) but you'll want to setup individual iCloud accounts for each of you. Essentially each of you will have a unique @me email for iCloud and a shared iTunes store email for purchases. iDevices now allow 2 unique id's. One you'll enter under (Settings - Store), the other under (Settings - iCloud).

    Does that make sense?
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    I have set up different contact groups:
    - one group for common + 'only her' contacts
    - one group for common + 'only mine' contacts

    On my iPhone I just choose my group and see only my contacts.

    You have to maintain the groups of course, but it is a simple solution.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joybulb

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    How do you do this "contact group" thing?
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    I created two groups on my iMac in the Contacts app. Then I dragged the contacts to the groups. I don't know if it is possible to create groups directly on the iPhone (I can't find it :) )
     
  7. macrumors 68020

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    Separate out iCloud accounts or you are going to have a lot more problems then just contacts.
     

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