2nd iphone as work phone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mjschabow, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. mjschabow macrumors 65816

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    Hi all.

    I started a new job yesterday and learned that I'll be getting an iPhone 6s for my work email and programs under a new number. Since I'm in the media industry this phone won't be completely locked down so I'll be able to use social media sites and other apps.

    My dilemma is that my primary phone is a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. I've been contemplating moving back to the IPhone 7 and I'm also ingrained in the Apple ecosystem.

    What I'm curious about is if there would be any advantage to having my primary phone also be an iPhone. And if I am not allowed to use my current apple id when I receive the phone tomorrow, what kind of data sharing options do I have between two apple id's that I own?

    Thanks and hope my question makes sense.
     
  2. mjschabow, Jan 18, 2017
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    mjschabow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    One more thing. If I decide to decide to switch my primary back to iPhone I would also get the Apple watch. Any easy way to pair both phones?

    Edit. Nvm. Found that the only way to do this is to constantly pair and unpair.
     
  3. jljue macrumors regular

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    I currently have 2 iPhone 6s' (personal and work), since work provides me with a phone. Based on a previous role on the same company, I'm a believer in having everything separated between work and personal, since my previous role had on-call and weekend responsibility, so I needed the ability to "turn off" work when I was on vacation. Both phones purposely have separate apple ID's, since I don't want to receive messages from work on personal phone and vice versa. Because of IT policy to control devices, I never have my personal phone setup with work e-mail.

    You can share calendars, if you need help keeping from conflicting work and personal schedules, and you can setup a shared photostream for anytime that you take a picture with the wrong phone and need to transfer to the other phone. I'm not 100% sure what iCloud file sharing capability is, but there are other options, such as DropBox. I'm sure that there are other sharing ideas that I haven't mentioned; I just don't do much sharing of work stuff to personal due to the confidential nature of my current projects.
     
  4. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    It's definitely best as jijue put it to keep it separate. It makes it a lot easier to have your work phone have all the emails, phone calls..etc so you don't make the mistake of deleting an important email. It also helps with your IT dept. to keep track of your phone. I do have two iPhones for personal and work (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus) but my work phone is extremely basic with only my work email, MS office, One Drive and drop box.
     
  5. mjschabow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. Totally agreed about keeping it separate. As an Apple Music subscriber, I can access my library if I set up a family plan right?
     
  6. jljue macrumors regular

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  7. mjschabow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks! Quick question on that. Is they're a way to actually merge libraries when setting up the Apple Music family plan?
     
  8. Breaking Good macrumors 6502a

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    Keep the Galaxy S7 Edge. Then get an iPhone 7+ as another personal phone. Problem solved.
     
  9. mjschabow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yikes! That would be 3 phones then.
     
  10. mjschabow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So I ended up being given an iPhone 6s for my work phone. I'm a bit torn. Part of me wants to switch to an iPhone 7 plus just for consistency. The other part of me likes having one of each OS. Decisions decisions. The family sharing is tempting.
     

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