Apple ID on Macbook pro question?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bubble99, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. Bubble99 macrumors 6502

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    I have new Macbook pro I just got and my question is stetting up Apple ID. I have three users that use this computer and I set up three user accounts on the computer. They all have their own music, pictures, documents, desktop wallpapers and screensavers so on.

    The question is stetting up Apple ID how that works. Some people say only one Apple ID per apple computer or apple device and others say each users as their own Apple ID. We want it so each user on the computer as their own Apple ID and for that user account. Some say that is the way to go and well others say only one Apple ID per apple computer.

    If there is only one Apple ID can that interfere with the other users using the computer that have their own user account?

    If they download or purchase stuff could this show up on all three accounts if there is only one Apple ID. Could this interfere with the other accounts.
     
  2. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    The only account I would share (if you felt you wanted to share any) would be the iTunes Store account. If this is a home machine, you should looking into Family Sharing instead.

    Given the more personal nature of iCloud, I do not think anyone would enjoy sharing with others. Luckily, Apple supports different accounts for the different services.

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  3. Bubble99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So why does Apple not allow each user to have Apple ID than an Apple ID for each Apple computer or Apple device?

    What is the point of user accounts if there is only one ID per Apple computer or Apple device?

    Why does Apple not allow ID per each user or each account you set up?

    Or does Apple what each person in house to have own computer?
     
  4. Alrescha, Mar 27, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2017

    Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    I think you mean an iCloud account. You may be correct in that Apple may still require you to have an Apple device in order to create an iCloud-enabled Apple ID. As to why, I might guess that they are not interested in giving away that resource for free.

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