How and why to link families iPhones and iPad?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mojer, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. Mojer macrumors member

    May 30, 2011
    I have had an ipad for a few years and love it. I also have had an Android phone. My wife and two kids all have iPhones. I am in need of an upgrade and considering the iphone 6. I am aware that I can link the 4 iPhones (if I get one) and my ipad together. What are the advantages in doing this? My wife has the 6 and my kids the 5s.

    Also, how do I accomplish this? Do we have to share Icloud storage, etc? A co-worker linked his iphone with his wife's iphone and he had some issues like both phones ringing for an incoming call and receiving the same texts. I want to make sure if I do this the advantages make it worth it and I do it correctly. Thanks for any help!
  2. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Your coworker had issues because he set it up poorly. They put the same iCloud account on multiple phones, and made a mess.

    Everyone needs their own iCloud account. Their own store, their own iCloud storage. Phone calls will stay on the respective phones.

    Configure as a family, make yourself the master. And you can buy a game once, and everyone in family has access. Same for music, or movies.

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