2 phone family question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iriejedi, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. iriejedi macrumors 6502a

    iriejedi

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    I'm about to become a 2 iPhone family... I am totally integrated with my current device music, addresses etc.....with my MB Pro and MP tower...love it.

    how can I let the second one be unique for contacts, bookmarks, etc... with her log in half of the two computers - but let the music library and photo stream be shared (with wife - does iTunes know it is half hers anyways??)... currently iPhoto and iTunes are all on 'my half' of the computer...

    Is there some sort of family configuration option?:confused:
     
  2. PNutts macrumors 601

    PNutts

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    Use the shared Apple ID for the iTunes store on both phones. Get separate iCloud accounts and each use your own on your phone.

    I hope I understood the question correctly.
     
  3. bkribbs macrumors 65816

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    Aka on the phone set it up for her as a new phone and make an account. Then go into settings and sign up with your account into the store.

    You'll have to tell her your password but that hopefully isn't a problem.

    As for on your computer, it would be a good idea to just let her sync on your "side" of the computer for simplicity. Not like syncing is needed very often.
     
  4. kbuck1984 macrumors member

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    Yup, this. It's what me and the wife do and it works great.
     
  5. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

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    You are likely to have a problem with Photostream, as that works through iCloud so it is not as easy to share.

    We get round it by me actively sharing photos that I want my wife to access , and put on her iPhoto library. It's a bit of a pain though.

    Otherwise, it should all work as you want by following the advice above.
     
  6. iriejedi thread starter macrumors 6502a

    iriejedi

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    Sounds reasonable

    Thanks - sounds like it should be fairly simple to have the phones shared but unique at the same time.

    Now I just need to sit and wait for my 4-6 week quoted lead time for the phones to arrive...

    :rolleyes:

     

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