Find my Friends and single/multiple ID questions

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by apple.pseudofan, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. apple.pseudofan macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2010
    Admittedly, I haven't spent a ton of time trying to figure it out yet, but I have my phone and my wife's phone on the same apple ID and when I try to set up find my friends, it uses the apple ID to target the device. This only lets me use one or the other (defeats the purpose of using it because I'll only use it so my wife can see where I am when riding my bicycle) Do I have to put her on her own apple ID? Will this mess up all my app/music downloads and sharing?

    With everyone using multiple iOS devices, what have you found to be the best method for sharing content and not getting the ID in the way? I have read there are ways to share content and use different IDs. This, however, will mess up our ability to share a photostream....

    This is hard. My head is beginning to hurt. Awesome features but cannot figure out the best way to utilize them.
  2. SunnyFL macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    Good ? Like to hear an answer as well.
  3. elit3nemesis macrumors regular


    Apr 13, 2009
    I sort of have the same issue. Wife and I share 1 account but each have a phone, but always have to use email address since its registered with the credit card and when she downloads songs or apps i also get them.

    Is there a way for her to keep her email and I use another email but when she purchases stuff I can also get them so that we dont have to pay for it twice.

    I would love to hear an answer.
  4. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    Sign up for two iCloud accounts. If you already have one on your device, then just turn it off, and instead of putting your address in, choose the option to create a new one.
  5. karlth macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2010
    As pointed out: Use two iCloud accounts.

    iCloud is not the same as iTunes. You can share the iTunes account but have seperate iCloud accounts.
  6. apple.pseudofan thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2010
    Won't this eliminate the ability to share a photo stream with each other?
  7. SunnyFL macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    That's what I was thinking too. I guess you can only have it one way or the other.

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