iMessage - 2 phones, 1 apple ID

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by peeaanuut, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. peeaanuut macrumors 65816

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    Hello, I hope this hasnt been covered. I looked but could not find anything.

    My wife and I both have iPhone 4's. I just updated to iOS5 and she will soon. We both use the same apple ID so we can both use the same songs, apps, etc.

    So with iMessage, will it differentiate between us? If I get a message that is iMessage will she also get it and visa versa? Maybe I am just not fully understanding this. As it is now, I dont have anyone that has updated so i havent gotten to use it anyways.

    Thoughts? Help? Insults?
     
  2. RByers89 macrumors newbie

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    Use the same iTunes store email but create her a new email just for iCloud.
     
  3. MCRunning macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it will use your number first instead of your email. If someone uses your email then you guys both will get.
     
  4. jwingfie macrumors 6502a

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    I believe you have the option to only receive them by phone number and not email. I don't know how that will affect chatting with iPads and iPod Touches though.
     
  5. MCRunning macrumors 6502

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    iPads and iPod Touches can send an iMessage to a phone number.
     
  6. irDigital0l Guest

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    I tested on my mom's and my iphone 4.

    Basically we have different iCloud accounts but use the same iTunes account.

    I texted something to my phone from heres and it was in blue message (not green). So yes its does keep them separate.

    You just have to turn iMessages on in settings.
     
  7. peeaanuut thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ok cool. Imessage is working on my phone now that I got a hold of someone who has upgraded. just gotta upgrade the wifes now.

    thanks!
     
  8. WeetaBiXie macrumors regular

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    My wife refused to be upgraded :D
     
  9. peeaanuut thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i usually try to get my wife to do the upgrades herself but she had an issue last night and got all frustrated. Im sure I will end up doing it for her tonight and she will just have to live with it. I know she will like the wireless syncing since I always seem to be stealing her cable.
     
  10. jfinli macrumors newbie

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    Yes, this is right...you can go into settings and select "store" and put in the iTunes account you want to use. For calendar mail and contacts, go to the iCloud settings and put in your iCloud id.

    I have my own iCloud but share my iTunes store login with my kids.
     
  11. WeetaBiXie macrumors regular

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    AHA! My thoughts exactly! Wireless Syncing, so I can ste...er...borrow her cable...

    One day Apple will find a way to consolidate all our Apple IDs... Currently, we have IDs for mobil--er.. iCloud and various iTunes accounts...frustrating to remember...
     
  12. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    We are having trouble having a different iCloud and Store account on the same device. When ever one is changed it changes both. Any way to fix this?
     
  13. WeetaBiXie macrumors regular

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    I have a my me.com as my iCloud and a different apple ID for my store account with no problems on my iPhone 3GS.

    If you change your Store ID, it changes your iCloud ID or vice versa?
     
  14. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    Either way changes both Apple IDs to the same ID. The last change is the one that stays. So if I can the Apple ID for iCloud it update the Apple ID for the Store automatically and vice versa.
     
  15. WeetaBiXie macrumors regular

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    I tried changing my store ID, my iCloud remains the same. I realised, I've never used my me.com for a store ID though...that could be the reason?
     
  16. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    That may be the reason. My wife accidentally registered this e-mail address as an Apple ID for the Store.
     
  17. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Not true.
    I use a different ID for iTunes than I do for iCloud.
    The initial setup will automatically set both to the same, but you can go and change the iTunes ID after setting up iCloud and your iCloud ID will remain untouched.
     
  18. WeetaBiXie macrumors regular

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4895

    "Summary
    An Apple ID is the email address you use as a login for just about everything you do with Apple, including using iCloud to store your content, buying songs from the iTunes Store, and downloading apps from the App Store.

    When you set up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you use the same Apple ID for iCloud services and purchases on the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore. You can, however, use one Apple ID for iCloud services and another Apple ID for store purchases (including iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match). You will get all the benefits of iCloud whether you use the same Apple ID for iCloud and store purchases, or different IDs for each."


    And there are guides there to use different IDs :)
     

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