Family Sharing

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  1. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Question about this. It says on Apple's website you can share content without sharing an Apple ID and password. Does this mean my Fiancee can now use her own Apple ID and we can both share each others purchases?
     
  2. the1payday macrumors 6502

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    Yes, BUT they did claim that it only works for purchases or accounts that are using the same credit card information.
     
  3. mrfrosty macrumors 6502

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    Does it extend to music / tvshows / movies that were purchased from the app store e.t.c. ?
     
  4. Menel macrumors 603

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    It's on apple.com
     
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  6. Stuke00 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That is no problem, we can update both accounts to use the same credit card since we share bank account. Thanks!!
     
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    I'm wondering if this will include past purchases made as well, BEFORE you were using the same card...
     
  9. TheKrs1 macrumors 6502

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    I believe it will. The way I understand it is that you link your accounts into a "family account". Once the link is there it should have your entire purchase history. Apple hasn't historically been very good at segmenting this type of information out.
     
  10. Armen macrumors 604

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    Only if it uses the same credit card and you have her added as a family member,
     
  11. Alonso Quijano macrumors 6502

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    Family Sharing

    It doesn't seem to require that you share the same credit card information

    Hmm..


    (Sorry, I didn't see there was already a thread on this topic)

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  12. chrisgeleven macrumors 6502

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    Single best new feature to iOS 8 in my opinion. This solves so many problems and very ugly, unworkable hacks for a lot of people.
     
  13. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Well I'm not sure if this works for me and the wife for calendars. Currently we share our personal calendars with edit permission and in-app notifications. From what I read it creates a Family calendar...... so if I populate my personal calendar with something both of us will attend, I then have to post the same event on the Family calendar? That would suck.

    But I do like the Family reminders w/notification!!
     
  14. geoff2 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the clarification. My kids have long had an account that they've shared, but there's always the problem with sharing items among different parties; possible by sharing usernames/passwords, but clunky. This seems like a great solution for families for things like, for example, sharing movies.
     
  15. dallardice macrumors regular

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    I'm hoping this lets me see my partner's calendar but not have it popping up reminders when he's due to go into a meeting. I want to see his calendar to see whether he is having a busy day, but I don't want Notification Centre to count his appointments as mine.
     
  16. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I understand that. Those are some of the drawbacks now when you share a calendar. I see this family share calendar/reminder as somewhere to place shared stuff. Lets see how the beta's report the functionality before we condemn it.
     
  17. Poob Bubes macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure I like the photo sharing implementation vs. how my wife and I use it now. Looks like you will just choose what to post to a shared photostream. I would rather have the option to automatically post everything into a shared stream. This is how we use it now by adding my iCloud account to her devices.
     
  18. TheKrs1 macrumors 6502

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    To me it looks like everything you take will go into a shared stream. It appears as though the "camera roll" is gone, and we will now just be seeing a shared stream.
     
  19. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    My dad will love this feature. My sister's always trying to buy stuff with my dad's account.
     
  20. danish. macrumors newbie

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    I wonder if this will work across international iTunes stores. Would be a convenient way of merging my various accounts... not optimistic though.
     
  21. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    I'm not sure this will fly. So I get a 32GB iPhone and with all the apps, iOS, and music I still have 20GB left. If I choose to keep 10GB of photos in my camera roll but Apple only allows 5GB free, there's no way you can be forced to purchase additional iCloud space.
     
  22. bankshot macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I agree! All of the language I've seen so far suggests that this will simply be a special shared photo stream - in which case, what's the point? We already have that. I don't want to manually add photos to a family photo stream - what a pain! I want it to happen automatically.

    Like you, my wife and I currently use the same primary iCloud account to get our photos synced automatically. This is annoying because it prevents us from using the more personal iCloud sync features that are limited to the primary account (Safari bookmarks, etc).

    I hope this is wrong and the family photo stream is (or can be, optionally) automatic.



    Additionally, I didn't see anything about shared/synced contacts. Very disappointing. Since most of our contacts are people we both know, we use the same iCloud account for that too. But it doesn't always work well - particularly in the case of Siri. If I tell Siri that a particular contact is me, my wife's Siri picks up the same change (and thinks she is also me). Dumb! :eek: There is a workaround (create a Siri-only contact for yourself on the Mac and sync it via iTunes) but we discovered even that got overridden at some point. You'd think this wouldn't be difficult. :rolleyes:

    You'd also think that family-shared contacts would be very useful for people with many work contacts; a better way to keep the two separated. Right now you can sync contacts with multiple different iCloud accounts, but I don't even know how it syncs (other than poorly). When I create a new contact on my phone, which iCloud account does it go into? Despite syncing with the same iCloud accounts, my wife's contacts and mine have become out of sync with each other. Contacts on the Mac are also out of sync. It's frustrating.

    If I decide to test iOS 8 (always a gamble since I don't have a separate development device, though I am a legitimate iOS developer), I'll be sure to test these things and provide strong feedback to Apple.
     
  23. TheKrs1 macrumors 6502

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    True. I will have to play with it / see what others say. I was more alluding to the fact that they seem to have harmonized the different places for photos. (IE why duplicate my camera roll in my photo stream. Now you're eating twice my storage).
     
  24. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Please do. I'm interested in the calendar and reminder under Family sharing.
     
  25. tdar macrumors 6502a

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    One Small Problem

    If you have 2 apple Id's -1 for iTunes and 1 for iCloud like I do, it will not allow you to Family Share. Your ITunes ID MUST be your iCloud ID.
     

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