2 iPhones, 1 MobileMe?

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  1. sammyman macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2005
    Is it possible for me to use two iphones with one mobile me account? I want my wife to have the ability to "push" calendars and contacts. If one iphone pushes it to the cloud, will it come back to the other iphone??? Or will it only work if I get two mobile me accounts?
  2. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a


    May 15, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    This is a GREAT question. I am interested in what the answer will be. It said all your devices, I believe. It will be interesting to see if it will handle more than one phone. It should in theory.
  3. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    Should've bought the family pack. But there is no reason that two shouldn't be able to share the same account.
  4. nfreader macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2007
    What about multiple computers? Can I share one account across say... 5 macs, 3 iphones and a PC?

    If anyone knows, that'd be great, otherwise I'll ask the Apple Store folks next time I'm up there.
  5. monetnj macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2007
    Yes, I am currently doing this with my iPhone and the wife's. One account and multiple devices. The catch is that we now have all the same calendars and contacts on both our iPhones and our user accounts on our home mac. However, at least in contacts, it is simple enough to create two groups; one with her contacts and one with mine. With the calendars, you can set the iPhone and iCal on your mac to only display events from certain calendars. I also see no reason why this wouldn't work across computers too, with the caveat that all computers would end up with the same contacts and calendars.
  6. arpiuk macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2008
    i have the old Iphone and the new 3G one. They all sync perfectly with one MobileMe account. When I add a iCal event, it appears on all devices. so with everything else. It also syncs the games that are FREE, I ony bought one game so far, but that has not synced. It only synced to the phone that was sync-ed first to Itunes, after buying the game.
  7. dbondmelo macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008

    Can you explain the setup that you have for the two phones?
  8. mkbomb macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    Please, someone answer this! My wife and I have our own iphones, but Share one iMac. We both use the same iCal, Address Book, iTunes, iPhoto libraries too. I'd REALLY love to not have to set her up on a seperate user account. Thanks so much!:confused:
  9. gnd408 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    2 iphones, 1 imacbook, 1 24"imac, 1 MM account

    It works fine! There is 1 master MM username but you can have aliases up to 5 I think.

    sync/push only the calenders you each want to see his/hers/ours; same with contacts.

    We each use our MM alias mail account but almost never use our master MM account name. A plus is no spam - nobody knows it.
  10. arpiuk macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2008
    Not sure what exactly I have to explain but I'll try. I have 2 iPhones, but only 1 MM account with the same email (no aliases), using same calendar, contacts. They both sync over the air (and of course with Itunes). So, both phones have the identical information on them.

    Have I answered your questions?
  11. mkbomb macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    But she has her own verizon email address where she can get that mail on her iphone. How can I enable her iphone to take advantage of the sync services while still being able to check her verizon mail account on her iphone? Please keep in mind, I was silly to buy the "Family Pack". But I DO NOT want to create a new Mac OS X user account for her just to enable her phone to sync. We very happily and EASILY share the same user account, itunes, iphoto, ical. The only thing we need separate are our own unique email addresses. I've already created MINE as a MobileMe. Hers DOES NOT necessarily NEED to be a MM address. Thank you SO much in advance! -Mike
  12. arpiuk macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2008

    hhmmm... I see. well, the only way I think you can do this is as follows:

    sync the phones with iTunes as normal, allow contacts, calendar, bookmarks to be synced via MobileMe. But do NOT sync your email accounts. Turn that option off. Then you have to go set this up on your individual iPhones. You go into SETTINGS, then MAIL/CALENDAR/CONTACTS, then ADD ACCOUNT. On your phone, you will set up your own MM account and your wife's phone you set up her verizon account. That way you share the contacts and calendars, but each have your own emails. But make sure, the email syncing in Itunes is switched off.

    I hope this helps.
  13. dbondmelo macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    It's strange... That all works just fine but one of the ones doesn't like to RECEIVE push information.

    Phone 1 send and receives changes just fine

    Phone 2 can send changes just fine and phone 1 will get them, but cannot receive changes from phone 1
  14. freedevil macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2007
    With the alias when you reply to email it uses the main accounts name. It's pointless right now.
  15. umgolfer macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2004
    That's how I do it currently and it works for me. Gmail for her email and .Mac/MM for the contacts from my account.
  16. dbondmelo macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    So the end result for you is, 2 phones pushing calendars and contacts to eachother and mobile me without problems and/or a lot of lag?

    Each phone can push and receive just fine?
  17. Double Down macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2008
    This is exactly how I do it, except my phone is setup normal to sync everything and my wife's phone has cal and contacts sync turned on and mail sync turned off, then has the separate email account like the poster above stated. The end result is we share the same calender and contacts but have different emails which works out great for us.

    3 macs, 2 iphones, and 1 MM account. Works great.
  18. macjock macrumors regular

    May 30, 2008
    i've just posted a new thread which I will close if I can get the answer here.

    If we have 2 iphones is there a way to share a calendar only?
  19. Double Down macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2008
    I don't see why not. Use the same steps I posted above. Just turn on only calender syncing and turn off the rest. Then create a new email account under mail settings and add an account for just your email.

    Hopefully I understood you right.
  20. macjock macrumors regular

    May 30, 2008
    Will this stop me being able to push my own cobtacts and mail though?

    Basically I want my iphone to sync / push everything and hers to have the calendar only.

    Am I wanting my cake an to eat it here?
  21. Double Down macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2008
    You should be fine. Just go into mail settings and leave all your syncs on and go into hers and turn off all syncs except calender. You'll then need to add an email account for her. The only problem on her phone is you can only push one account and the other will be fetch. Otherwise, no big deal. I did something very similar on my wife's phone.

    Yours will work normal.

  22. fa.ce macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2006
    I've this scenario:
    2 iPhone, 2 Macs and 1 Pc.
    I need to share a unique working account (calendar, mail, contacts) among all them.
    I want also so have on each mac and each iPhone access to 2 separate individual personal accounts.
    I think i need family plan account.
    1) on mobile me i'm allowed to access to only an account or there's a way to see working and personal data in the same time ?
    2) what happens on iPhone and iCal ? may i see in the same calendar both personal and working data ? How ?

  23. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    Just to fuel this thread a little.. I have a few queries..

    I'm getting the iPhone 3G S next week and will be giving my 3G to the wife.

    We have 1 user account on the mac which is set up to sync MobileMe mail, contacts, calendars etc..

    When I give the 3G to my wife, she won't have a data plan (her choice, not mine), so no point in MobileMe for the 3G.

    My question is, can we sync different calendars/contacts to our separate iPhones from the same user account on the mac?

    A few of you above have spoken about turning calendars on/off etc.. but where are you doing this, as I've just spoken with a mobileme rep and he says what I want to do is not possible via MobileMe

    i have 2 calendars in my ical "Home" and "Work", and I have 2 iPhones.. one for Home and one for Work... apparently I cannot simply sync the "Home" calendar with my Home iPhone and "Work" calendar with my Work iPhone? I have to have "Home" & "Work" calendars on BOTH iPhones

    Only 1 will be using the MobileMe option, & I think iTunes when the wif'e iPhone is docked, she'll be able to pick & choose which contacts/calendars she wants, but on my iPhone, I do not want to see her calendar/contacts, but I think that using MobileMe, it will push those to my phone whether I like it or not.

    Am i missing something really obvious here?

  24. robanga macrumors 68000


    Aug 25, 2007
    Find my iPhone

    We have a MobileMe account and a shared email box for both my wife and myself.

    iCal and everything works fine.

    Now we have this new "find my iPhone" feature and I enabled it on each phone. However it will only see one of the phones. Do you think this is a limitation of the service?

    On my second phone, it allows me to toggle on "find my iPhone" but it will not stay selected.

    Update: Nevermind :) Simply deleting the MM account on the second phone and adding it back to the device, fixed the problem.
  25. spookybathtub macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2008
    Find My iPhone

    I am successfully using the Find My iPhone feature on two iPhones with 1 MobileMe account. I haven't tried the other sync features but I'm almost certain they would work too.

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