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. 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. macrumors newbie

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    Oct 18, 2011
    #2
    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. 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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