Before I start setting iCloud up, do I have this correct for a family setup?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by GhostMac24, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. GhostMac24 macrumors 6502

    GhostMac24

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    Here's the situation:
    Wife has iPhone 4S, new MBP running Lion, iPad2 running iOS5.
    I have iPhone 4S, new iMac running Lion, iPad1 running iOS5.


    Here's what we want:
    Both want iCloud on our own devices to sync our own stuff (iCal, contacts, etc) with no cross contamination but want to share the same iTunes account so we are sharing the same apps and our single (and large) music library.


    Here's what I understand from reading until my eyes popped out:
    We each setup our own iCloud account with our own .mac addresses
    We use the same login for the "Store" under settings (the one that has all the music and apps).


    Did I get it correct?

    Thanks in advance for any replies!

    Cheers.
     
  2. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Yes. That is what we do but with .me accounts for iCloud and a separate iTunes account we share.
     
  3. GhostMac24 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks Mike! If I remember correctly, both .mac and .me are the same correct?
     
  4. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    I believe so. When MM came out the .mac people could keep their .mac email addresses for MM. If you are one of those I assume you can do the www.me.com/move with your .mac id's and it will create you iCloud Accounts and iCloud Emails that same as .me. Others on here have talked about .mac accounts. You may want to read those threads.
     
  5. GhostMac24 thread starter macrumors 6502

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