Can you share iCloud storage?

bhigh8

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So both my wife and I have iCloud accounts. Could I pay and upgrade my iCloud storage and her use it since I won't need that much?

Would it make sense for us to just share the ID or would that mess up our stuff on our devices?
 

Hal~9000

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Depends on how much you have your phones integrated with iCloud.

Say you guys link your notes, calendar, reminders, etc to the cloud then when you are both signed into the same account and one of you puts in something new then you both will get it on your phones. You might be like "huh? since when did I have a doctors appoint?
 

ttmrn

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So both my wife and I have iCloud accounts. Could I pay and upgrade my iCloud storage and her use it since I won't need that much?

Would it make sense for us to just share the ID or would that mess up our stuff on our devices?
via family sharing? no.

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Well you could..
just set both iPhone with the same "main" iCloud id.
Just switch off the Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Notes.

then setup ur wife's one, with her own Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Notes.

However, you can't have separate Bookmarks, Photo Stream, iCloud Drive, and Find My iPhone.
But I doubt that's important anyway.

So technically, you cld share it.
 

bhigh8

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via family sharing? no.

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Well you could..
just set both iPhone with the same "main" iCloud id.
Just switch off the Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Notes.

then setup ur wife's one, with her own Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Notes.

However, you can't have separate Bookmarks, Photo Stream, iCloud Drive, and Find My iPhone.
But I doubt that's important anyway.

So technically, you cld share it.
We really just use apps. We don't share anything else. Music I suppose. Apple purchased.
 

bhigh8

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But how would we do backups? If I backup to the cloud and she backs up to the cloud, wouldnt we mess things up?
 

deviant

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Dude pay a buck a month more and be done with it. It's not worth wasting time on this for 99cents a month, really.
 

bhigh8

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yes.

haven't u already done it like with ur iphone and ipad before?
Yeah. Time and date of last backup. I always see iphone 5. Maybe I can change name.

Thanks.

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Dude pay a buck a month more and be done with it. It's not worth wasting time on this for 99cents a month, really.
Yeah I get it. It's 3.99 to the next plan up for us. And I would never come close to 200 gb. So was just wondering.
 

caesarp

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So both my wife and I have iCloud accounts. Could I pay and upgrade my iCloud storage and her use it since I won't need that much?

Would it make sense for us to just share the ID or would that mess up our stuff on our devices?
You could each have your own 5GB free icloud storage by sharing only your iTunes account (so you can still share all apps and other purchases), but each use your own icloud ID/account.

One shared account for the iTunes/app store. Unique icloud accounts. Simple
 

jclardy

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You could each have your own 5GB free icloud storage by sharing only your iTunes account (so you can still share all apps and other purchases), but each use your own icloud ID/account.

One shared account for the iTunes/app store. Unique icloud accounts. Simple
I don't think that is the objective here. He is talking about sharing a 200GB/mo iCloud storage plan, rather than paying for two separate smaller plans.

It seems like it should work though, the only thing would be if you use some apps that sync with iCloud..they would then share data.

The only other issue could be iMessage, but I believe you can have a separate email for iMessage that isn't your logged in iCloud account.
 
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