New user and lost

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bbqsanchez, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    hello everyone i just got my first and beautiful new iMac 2/27/13. but im completely lost. im trying to set up my wife's account and my personal account , but cant separate both of them. i cant sync her contacts and we can see both our email accounts. we want our information to be separate from each other. any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. macrumors 603

    justperry

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    Two User Accounts, problem solved.

    Together with fast user switching it takes seconds to change from one to the other User Account.

    To make a new User go to Users & Groups in the System Preferences, make your wife's one (also) an admin account.

    Also there in the Users & Groups is the checkbox to switch on fast user switching under login options.
     
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    designs216

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    mtngoatjoe

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    When using two accounts, can iPhoto and iTunes libraries be shared?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well im still having issues. i tried syncing my contacts on my account and nothing happened. while her contacts synced and they show on my contact card when i sign in. is it possible for us to keep the privacy of our information to ourselves ?
     
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    Peace

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    It is when you use two separate Apple ID accounts and/or two separate email accounts.
     
  7. macrumors demi-god

    glenthompson

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    You want to use different AppleIDs for iCloud but a single id for purchases from the app store and iTunes.
     

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