iCloud/Lion/Multiple Users issue

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  1. angb, Nov 13, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2011

    angb macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2011
    I run a iMac, 2 MacBooks, 2 iPhones, iPad & 3 iPods (yes just a few apple products!).
    My problem is somewhere in iCloud sync & our User profiles.....I'll try to explain the full story to give as much context.

    Before upgrading to Lion & iCloud, we ran 4 Users on the iMac (separate profiles & profile - login - images), all address & iCal synchronised with my MobileMe account. All the Address & calendar entries were stored to this MobileMe/User account only. Our iPhones, iPad & iPods all synced with the same Mobile me account. ALL GOOD.

    Once upgraded to iCloud (and possible the upgrade to Lion???) I decided to separate out address book & calendar items for each user. So using the new iCloud/Mail,Contacts & Calendars preferences I have set each User with their own iCloud profile (i.e. syncing their own preferences etc) and additionally adding the other 3 users to their syncing (only Address book & iCal) to enable us all to see each others.

    Problem starts here;
    When I update the Address Book, marking the User address card as "Make this my Card", it appears to work (i.e. the little User icon appears beside the Address Card in Address Book), but when viewing the user in "User & Groups" (System Preferences) and subsequently selecting Address Book Card - Open , it does not always open/ the correct Address Card.......
    When I have SUCCESSFULLY (actually worked for one) stored a address card, with image, for a user it appears to update the USER image too....BUT the the next problem appears to overide this....
    When I switch users, the User images are all mixed up, i.e. my image is someone else's and someone else has me as their picture.
    There seems to be some relationship between the Address Book "My Card" and the User Profile, but I just can't seem to work it out. I have tried only editing, in the particular users account, the address book. I have tried editing it on the web based iCloud. I tried editing it via the User Profile settings.......

    I'm in a huge mess.
    User A currently has User B image on login, but has correct image on Address book.
    User C has User A Image on Login & address book even though I have changed it several times.....

    Please help me work out the best way of using the iCloud, Lion & Address book & User Profiles


  2. kmdezine macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2006
    Having the same problem... 2 computers one mine and one my wifes... using the same iCloud account on both so all of our info is synced, but when i try to select her card it reverts back to mine. So i can't make her computer be hers... it keeps setting it to mine.
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Having the exact same issue here ever since Lion/iCloud. Looks like a bug.
  4. richever, Apr 21, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2012

    richever macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2012
    iCloud/Lion/Multiple Users issue

    Having the same problem. My wife and I have separate personal apple id's yet each user login remembers whatever Address Book card and picture was just selected for the other user. I've changed it numerous times, only to login to the other user account and find the the wrong "me" selected in Address Book It's infuriating. And this id mix up carries right on over onto our iPhones and iPads. Has Apple still not addressed this issue?

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