Mountian Lion and iCloud

Discussion in 'Apple Music, iCloud and Apple Services' started by jsf721, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    My boys (2 ) and I all share an Apple ID, we all have our own iCloud accounts so that iMessage stays correct. Now I updated to mountianlion on my MAc all is good, but in theirs I need to set up my apple ID and their iCloud account. How do you do this?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. kgs
    macrumors regular

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    Same as you do now on the iOS side

    iCloud is set to theirs.

    App Store is set to yours.

    Done
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where do you go in the software to set it on a Mac?

    Also, what happened to the ichat icon on the tool bar? How do I get it backk?

    thanks

     
  4. macrumors demi-god

    glenthompson

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    System Preferences to set the iCloud account.

    App Store -> Store menu to set the AppStore account.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Pharmscott

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    This is not what you asked but just a suggestion. You should consider using a unique iTunes account for each person. You can still sync and share all the apps, music, etc via Home Sharing and then the original "problem" goes away. Unless perhaps you're using the single account to monitor what the boys download.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I will end up paying for each song 2x or 3x you way correct?

     
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Pharmscott

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    Nope. You're allowed to share iTunes purchased content in a single home with family. It's not cheating or stealing. Example: I have an iTunes account and an iPhone and so does my wife. If I buy an app or song, I can copy it to her computer/iTunes via Home Sharing. Since I've authorized her computer with my account (you're allowed up to 5 authorizations), she can use the app without repurchasing it.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Will that sync over to her phone? And does she have her own apple ID.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Pharmscott

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    Purchases made on my Mac or iPhone do not "auto-sync" to her phone or computer (she has her own of each). But, they can be copied via Home Sharing very easily. In Home Sharing, there is even an option to display only the content of the other computer not on the current computer (then just click the Import button).

    Yes, she has her own Apple ID. Again, her ID is authorized on my Mac and mine on hers (along with our own).
     

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