I have two iphones, work/personal, should i use one icloud account to keep contacts and info synced?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stumblinh, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. stumblinh macrumors newbie


    Nov 14, 2016
    What are some positive and negative impacts of using the same account?

    Anyone else doing similar; what has worked best for you?
  2. Booji macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2011
    Short answer is yes - it's a great idea to sync.

    However, I use Google Contacts as my main point of sync so that I can sync across all devices and platforms.
  3. krazirob macrumors regular


    Oct 8, 2016
    it could work for sure....

    I also have two iphones in which one was given to me from where I work. But my contacts I have for work I dont really have the need for them on my personal phone unless we are friends outside of work. Kind of defeats the purpose of having two phones....LOL....i keep my buisiness contacts always separate from my personal contacts
  4. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    It'd be so great if you could log different profiles on/off as you can in osX.
  5. border terrier macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2013
    I think it depends how you use your phones. I only have one iPhone but my wife uses my Apple ID for apps but her own for contacts and email on her iPhone. I run 2 logins on my rMBP that share contacts and apps but not email/calendars.

    For contacts, if you store them within groups you can turn one or more groups off so in effect you have no work contacts on your private phone no visa versa.
  6. tomjleeds macrumors 6502a


    Jul 19, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    Beware your call history being duplicated across the two phones. It's a weird experience, you make a call and it appears in your list on the other one! Apple seems to claim that there's some logic to this but I can't find any, and there doesn't seem to be a consistent way to make it do it or not do it beyond turning just about everything off.
  7. newellj macrumors 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    I did for several years, and I don't think there were any issues at all. It's actually better IMO to have the same iCloud account available on both phones, though that would depend on how you use the phones.

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