Sharing contacts via icloud is not so great afterall

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by yalag, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. yalag macrumors 65816

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    After taking the recommendation from a forum thread here, I decided to try to share contacts (between me and my wife) via using a secondary icloud account. It works pretty good at first, but then it turns out that there's a side effect of Siri thinking you're both the same person. Even if you set it manually in Settings, it will eventually change back. Any suggestions for workaround? Thanks.
     
  2. apple*aphid macrumors newbie

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    We experienced the same problem. We are trying this to get around it...

    Set up each phone to have the shared address book and also a personal address book.

    In the personal address book just put 1 contact record - that is your own. Tell Siri that is your record (using settings > general > my info).

    So far it seems to be working but it's early days...
     
  3. Jakimo macrumors 6502

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    A brilliant work-around!!

    Thanks for the idea, didn't think of assigning the My Contact outside of the iCloud Contacts list.

    Will try soon.
     

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