How many itunes accounts does your family have?

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  1. marc55 macrumors 6502a

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    Right now my wife and I have seperate itunes accounts, one for her iphone, and one for my ipod touch.

    However, I'm thinking that when we get the ipad 3, we should think about consolidating our individual itunes accounts into one itunes account to consolidate our music, and avoid having to buy duplicate apps. For the music we could each have individual playlists.

    Just wondering how many of you guys have one itunes account and how it's worked for you.

    Thank you
     
  2. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    That would work good for you as long as you both do not have the same device.
     
  3. Panch0 macrumors 6502a

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    Look up Home Sharing. Even if you each keep your own account for the iTunes Store (keeping your purchases separate), you can use a common account for Home Sharing. This would let your devices see Both libraries, and allow you to copy items between libraries - so you only share the things you want to share.
     
  4. Sdevante macrumors 6502

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    My wife and I share an iTunes account, but have separate iCloud accounts, and that is working out quite nicely.
     
  5. number84 macrumors 6502

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    why would it matter?

    same iTunes a/c here for my wife and I so we can share app purchases. everything else is separated such as iCloud, iMessage, etc.
     
  6. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    same here. nice to not buy apps/music twice.
     
  7. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    2 iPhones, 2 iPads, 1 wife, 1 iTunes account.
     
  8. Endorphine44 macrumors newbie

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    Same here: 2 iPads, 2 iPhones, 1 account, 1 wife. All works well, just have to turn off the auto install for new apps so you don't get flooded with each others apps.
     
  9. Helmsy67 macrumors member

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    2 iPads 2 iPhones 1 iPod touch one account. Works out pretty good for us
     
  10. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    We have 3 devices on our iTunes account--My iPhone 4, my iPad 2, and her iPod Touch. We pretty much have our music collections pooled together and we like using iTunes Match, so we have it all together. Her e mail is registered as a contact on the iPod for Facetime. The only thing I can't get to work right is Find Friends. On her iPod it always shows my friends, so she just uses find my iPhone instead.
     
  11. AndreasDK macrumors newbie

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    I agree.. Perhaps this could be the solution??
     
  12. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    3 iPads, 2 iPhones, 1 iPod touch. All using the same apple ID for apps and media purchases.
     
  13. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

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    2nd both of these. We only use one account in our house. One purchase goes across all devises in our house. And everyone has their own iCloud account as well.
     
  14. hchavarria macrumors 6502

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    2 iPads, 2 iPhones, 1 iMac and only one iTunes account.
     
  15. zigzagg321 macrumors 6502

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    It is supposed to be one iTunes account per user. If you don't mind cross pollination of media, then share iTunes accounts, but don't let it bother you when you get something on your device you don't want.
     
  16. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Instead of paying for apps twice, sign in to the App Store with your wife's details and download her apps. And vice versa, obviously. One account per user is much less hassle in the long run.
     
  17. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    You can choose to auto install purchased apps or not I believe.

    This is a pita. Also, doesn't give you the ability to (easily) monitor things on kids' devices.
     
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