iMessage and shared iTunes account

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  1. Christoffee, Sep 17, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2012

    Christoffee macrumors regular

    Christoffee

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    Hi guys

    I can't see that this particular query is on the forum, so here we go.

    My wife and I share an iTunes account. On iOS 5 we use our personal emails for iMessage and this causes no problems at all - we both use iMessage independently. My email is also the iTunes account, her email is non-iTunes.

    Is this still possible on iOS 6 what with the integration of the iTunes account and phone number?

    Thank you
     
  2. Danindub macrumors member

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    Yes, you can still set different Apple Id for messages/facetime, and different one for purchases. Phone number is being associated with your messages iTunes account.
     
  3. Christoffee thread starter macrumors regular

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    iOS6 just gets better! Or at least doesn't get any worse! Thanks Danindub, mind at ease.:D
     
  4. newagemac macrumors 68020

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    Just curious but why are you sharing an iTunes account? You do know that you can share anything bought from iTunes using Home Sharing, right? Yes, even iOS apps. And in iOS6, you don't even have to use the password to update apps anymore.
     
  5. Christoffee, Sep 18, 2012
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    You can share apps?? I did not know that! That is the main reason at the moment. The situation has just evolved from years ago. It's a situation that needs fixing though. Not least because you can only have one name per account with Siri!

    We share music too. Is that a problem? I need to look at this.
     
  6. bushido Suspended

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    of course u can share apps ;)
    no issue with music, music is no longer DRM protected and hasnt been in years.
     
  7. newagemac macrumors 68020

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    You can share apps, music, tv shows, books, movies, and anything else purchased through iTunes. No point in shared iTunes accounts anymore. Especially with all its downsides.
     
  8. Tiptizzle macrumors 6502

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    But you have to be at home, right? If you were out and downloaded a game or song or something, then you would have to wait to sync?
     
  9. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    No. Sign into the App Store using your partner's iTunes username and password and just download it again for free.
     
  10. Tiptizzle macrumors 6502

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    That would be sharing an account then wouldn't it?
     
  11. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't do that if I where you. This what happens.
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1348013413.092901.jpg
     
  12. newagemac macrumors 68020

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    With Home Sharing, you don't have to sync. You just drag and drop or select and import. Of course you can't do it when you aren't on the same Wifi network but I don't often find I need an app my wife downloaded when I'm out. But maybe that's just me.

    Also, with music purchased from iTunes you can set it to automatically download purchases made by others on the Home Sharing account.
     
  13. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    It works fine for apps, just not music and movies.
     
  14. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Not really. Separate usernames, payment methods and list of apps.
     

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