Help! Two watches on one iCloud

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Bezzy, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Bezzy macrumors newbie

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    the wife and I have both got apple watches and iPhones . They are all logged to one iCloud account. So the watches keep separate identities. I thought this was the case but now I’ve just had alerted that I’ve been swimming today... which was an activity done by the wife.

    Is this possible or do I need a sepearate iCloud account for her... and does this cause a nightmare for us?
     
  2. Cascades42 macrumors 6502

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    You should each be using separate accounts and family sharing to share the things which should be shared. As it is you've got a nightmare now as your health data is being synced between your phones.
     
  3. edhchoe macrumors 6502a

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    icloud is specific to one Apple ID. Family sharing should be utilized instead of sharing the iCloud.
     
  4. Bezzy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is it simple enough to do? Can we still share the contacts from phones?
     
  5. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    It'll take some time since the person getting the new Apple ID will have to go through and put all their settings back again. I believe for addresses, you can export your address book and if your wife needs the same contacts, she could import your exported file.
     
  6. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

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  7. Bezzy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No we just select which address/tel number the phone uses for iMessages.

    So will it be a case of a back up and restore with a new iCloud or can she just set up a new iCloud in its current state.

    She won’t loose any pictures as they’ll be in the cloud, and the same for her emails I assume. I guess she will lose her iMessaea and will have to set everything up again.

    Would they likely help with this in an Apple store or is ther no quick fix?
     
  8. jwlbel macrumors regular

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    I just had the same problem with my spouse and my watch. We always shared the same icloud/apple ID account. I updated my phone and watch first and I noticed all of their workout info on my watch and phone. I even went for a walk by myself using the workout app. It showed that I walked 2 miles but I didn't get credit for any steps. Also, when they tried to update their watch it would not let them. So our phones and watches had to get an Apple ID divorce. It was a pain but there really wasn't much of a choice. We liked being able to share all our info. Even now that we have separate Apple ID's I still have all their old workout info on my phone.
     
  9. ftaok macrumors 603

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    If you have no need for using iCloud for your health stats, why not just turn it off? I think of you both turn it off on your respective iPhones, then you won't get mixing issues.

    But your really should consider separating your iCloud accounts. Less messy.
     
  10. garlicbread24 macrumors member

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    You 100% should be on separate accounts. This was never deseigned for multiple users on the same account.
     
  11. Midway123 macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem. Main issue separating accounts and use family account is that all our pics don't automatically get shared in photo's...any solution for that?
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    DO separate accounts does not cost a penny more.
     
  13. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    You just have to use family sharing. It’s an extra step but works well
     
  14. ftaok macrumors 603

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    I'm not sure if this works, but looking at the settings in "Accounts & Passwords", it looks as if you can log into multiple iCloud accounts on a single device.

    So perhaps you could have separate iCloud accounts for Contacts, Messages, Calendars, etc, but keep everyone on the same iCloud for Photos.
     

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