How does ML integrate users w/ dif. Apple/iCloud ID's?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by BDRhodes, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. BDRhodes macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2010
    PDX // OR
    My wife and I share a Mac and we have separate Apple ID's. I'd love to be able to create a user account for her and one for me, but have an overlap of which iTunes media and apps we've bought.

    More important is notifications and reminders and all that. If users aren't linked to an AppleID/iCloud then do they all get the same reminders as the ones that do?

    What I'd like is everything but media to be parsed out according to which iCloud/Apple ID is used for each user. That way our notifications, reminders, etc, all stay separate. But I'd like media to all be shared.

    Can anyone tip me off on how Apple is handling all this convolutedness in ML?
  2. WAM2, Mar 27, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012

    WAM2 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2011
    United States
    Make A Second User Account, then Sign into iTunes and The App Store with the corresponding Apple ID/iCloud ID's for each account. Simple. Though it is impossible with just a single user account. If your Wife goes on and its on your account, you can avoid her download or accessing your Apple ID/iCloud ID by having her Switch accounts easily with the fast user switching, this you can enable in System Preferences > Accounts

    As for keeping the media between, you would have to authorize that user account to play/use your apple ID's media and then you can transfer or redownload all the media, and visa vera with the other account.

    Hope I Helped!
  3. jnl1211 macrumors 6502


    Jan 29, 2011
    My wife's username uses my acct for app store/itunes but her account for email, messages, iCloud, etc. (Have her icloud account and mine on hers) Although that prolly doesn't answer your questions
  4. imacken macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2010
    Just use your separate iCloud accounts for Mail, etc. and the same Apple ID for both of you in iTunes Store. Simple.

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