Help!!..My Husband is getting my iPhone Apps

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cleo001, May 23, 2014.

  1. cleo001 macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2014
    I have a iphone 5 S and my husband has my old iPhone 5… Neither of us use iCloud …but for some reason any apps i get they seem to appear on my Husbands iPhone ..How do i keep my Apps from going on his iPhone ?..Is there something i need to uncheck in settings ?..My Husband doesn't want any of my apps..Thanks for any help..Please...:confused:
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    On your husband's iPhone, go to Settings, then iTunes & App Store. Find the section titled AUTOMATIC DOWNLOADS, turn Apps off. You can also turn Music and Books off too, if you ever buy those. You'll probably want to leave Updates on, so your husband's own apps update automatically when they come out.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    All he has to do is delete them from his iPhone, which takes a few seconds. If you get your apps using a different Apple ID than the one he uses, then he won't get the apps that you download. He can also disable automatic downloads of apps in his iPhone settings.
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    You might not use iCloud per se, but it sounds like you are both using the same Apple ID for the App Store.
  5. cleo001 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2014
    Help!!..Husband getting my apps on his iPhone

    I just unchecked his automatic download on his iPhone…Will that help prevent
    him from getting any new apps ?…I'm the one that gets apps so if i can prevent
    him from getting my apps…he will be very happy.. Thanks for any more help..
  6. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    That should do it. However, if you have it enabled on your phone then any apps that he might get would show up on yours. Also, while new apps won't get automatically installed on his phone, he can still see them and get them if he goes to the Purchased section in the App Store app.
  7. cleo001 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2014
    Help!! My Husband is getting my apps

    Thank you so very much for your help…Now he will be a happy camper because
    he won't be getting my apps...:)
  8. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2013
    Mcallen Tx
    Question is, does he use "find my
    Iphone" on you? Lol

    Couldnt help it
  9. wrx09md macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2013
  10. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    I would highly recommend using separate Apple ID's. You guys wouldn't use the same email address would you? Same applies with Apple ID.

    Using the same ID for device you use is great. Say and iPhone and an iPad. But it can get quite messy with two people sharing the same account.

    Things like FaceTime, iMessage, find my iPhone, app downloads like you mentioned, etc etc. Can be quite the nuisance when sharing an Apple ID.

    Glad you got the immediate problem solved though.
  11. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    You're right that each person should have their own Apple ID for most things. But for iTunes and App Store purchases, it's usually better for family members to use the same iTunes / App Store account. That way, they don't have to buy an app multiple times. For each of the things you mentioned -- iMessage, FaceTime, Find my iPhone, App purchases -- you can log in and out separately. So the trick is to make sure for iMessage, FaceTime, and iCloud (which includes find my iPhone), you are logged in to your personal Apple ID, and for iTunes and App Store, log in to the family account. Then turn off automatic downloads, as explained earlier in this thread.

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