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sean000

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If you set up family sharing any uploaded hard CDs to Itunes will not be shareable across the family. This is the main reason our family has not done this. Only Itunes purchased music can be shared. And we did the deleted message thing and it works a bit then reverts back. Been a nightmare for my family since IOS 12.
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The reason is because they do not allow uploaded cds to iTunes to be family shared, only the purchases from iTunes .

Whatever the reason for Apple not allowing Family Sharing for CD's, you are having problems now, in iOS 12, because you have been gaming the system. I get it... you own the CD's and they are part of your family library. Fortunately there are other ways. My wife and I use Google Play music matching for our CD collection. It's totally free. The only downside is that we have to switch between Google accounts on the computer whenever we add new CD's so the songs sync to each of our individual Google Accounts. Of course you can share a single Google account just like a single AppleID, but Google will not let one account stream to two devices simultaneously... so another reason to maintain separate identities wherever and whenever possible.

We could also use Amazon's music matching service since we are prime subscribers, but as far as I know you are restricted to streaming music they have in their service. If Google can't find a match for one of the more obscure CD's in your collection, it will just upload the audio files to the cloud so you can stream them. We tried Apple home sharing years ago and decided it was too buggy. I'm sure their music services have improved, but Google Play works great and it's free.
 

rebelgator

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Jul 5, 2010
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I think if you use a shared account for apps and Itunes and separate accounts for ICloud you can still access the uploaded CD's.
 

ke-iron

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This sounds like a mess. Apple has advised for many years that each user should have their own Apple ID.
 

macmacappleapple

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Oct 15, 2018
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Have the same problem here but only on the iPhone. My son uses my wife's Apple ID ever since he got a phone and all the apps are on her account. Used to be able to message both of them separately through the phone and the mac. Now I can only do that on the mac. I would initiate a new message with my son's mobile number, send the message and my wife's name will show up. Sounds like Apple REALLY wants everyone to have their own Apple ID. I'm sure it'll look very good when they publish the number of users they have.
 

adrianlondon

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Nov 28, 2013
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As has been posted in this thread already, you can still share Apple IDs to share apps etc. without doing it the official (family sharing) way. All you need to do is remove it from iMessage. It's still the same Apple/iCloud ID for everything else.

Really easy. Go to settings / Messages / "Send & Receive" and sign out from the Apple ID. It only impacts iMessages.

It still makes sense to try and use separate IDs though, as otherwise you're also limiting every device to backing up to the same 5GB space.
 

macmacappleapple

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Oct 15, 2018
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As has been posted in this thread already, you can still share Apple IDs to share apps etc. without doing it the official (family sharing) way. All you need to do is remove it from iMessage. It's still the same Apple/iCloud ID for everything else.

Really easy. Go to settings / Messages / "Send & Receive" and sign out from the Apple ID. It only impacts iMessages.

It still makes sense to try and use separate IDs though, as otherwise you're also limiting every device to backing up to the same 5GB space.

Thanks! I'll definitely give this a try!
 
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BJ597

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Jul 17, 2018
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Thanks! I'll definitely give this a try!

This doesnt work. Been there dont that. This was working just fin before IOS12, I dont understand what they changed to mess it up. Now we have to change what we are doing for something that already worked. Apple this isnt right and needs to be fixed.
 

macmacappleapple

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Oct 15, 2018
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This doesnt work. Been there dont that. This was working just fin before IOS12, I dont understand what they changed to mess it up. Now we have to change what we are doing for something that already worked. Apple this isnt right and needs to be fixed.
You're right. It did not work. I had both my son and my wife sign out of the Apple ID in Messages but whoever was the last to reply to my messages will be displayed. Apple needs to fix this.
 

sean000

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Jul 16, 2015
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This doesnt work. Been there dont that. This was working just fin before IOS12, I dont understand what they changed to mess it up. Now we have to change what we are doing for something that already worked. Apple this isnt right and needs to be fixed.

If you now have everyone in your family using different AppleID's, and nobody is sharing the same phone number or email configured as a send/receive address for their messages, your contact information for them is correct and up to date, AND you are not continuing to use old threads that started before accounts were detangled... contact Apple for assistance. There very well could be an issue with the way some messages are routing, but it sure seems like the vast majority of folks who experience these problems have a history of sharing AppleID's. I think you will have more luck working directly with Apple on your specific case, rather than waiting for them to address it in a future update (which may not happen).
 
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Kdubb131

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Oct 21, 2018
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We have shared an Apple Acxount for years with no issues. My son now has his own. Recently my father ( who is not on our account) began having an issue contacting my children. They can send him messages just fine. For him, the name changes and the message becomes my number. I can see his responses in my phone within a conversation I was having with my father. All of our phones are set for send and receive only our personal numbers.This is not happening with anyone but him. We have checked all of the settings on our phone and his. It sounds like many people are passionate about not using the same Acvount, however this does not appear to be the issue in this situation as my son and father have a separate ID.
 

TonyC28

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Aug 15, 2009
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I just experienced this problem. I was sending a message to my friend’s wife. I typed her name in the To field and sent the message but it sent to my friend/her husband. Even now I can’t compose a message to her.
 

MrBoz

macrumors newbie
Nov 2, 2018
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Maryland
I just experienced this problem. I was sending a message to my friend’s wife. I typed her name in the To field and sent the message but it sent to my friend/her husband. Even now I can’t compose a message to her.
I have been having the same problem for several weeks now. It has NOTHING to do with sharing any Apple IDs. I try sending a message from my MacBook Air to my wife and it goes to my daughter. Problem does not exist when sending message from my iPhone. And now messages from my wife do NOT even appear on my MacBook. (P.S. ALL of our Apple devices have been updated to the latest operating systems. We do NOT share Apps IDs.)
Does anyone have a "fix" for this? I'm sorry if I've overlooked a true "fix" that has been previously communicated on this thread. I am new to this thread and there are so many messages on this thread with explanations and "fixes" that don't work that I may have overlooked the true diagnosis and repair. Thanks for your support!
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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I have been having the same problem for several weeks now. It has NOTHING to do with sharing any Apple IDs. I try sending a message from my MacBook Air to my wife and it goes to my daughter. Problem does not exist when sending message from my iPhone. And now messages from my wife do NOT even appear on my MacBook. (P.S. ALL of our Apple devices have been updated to the latest operating systems. We do NOT share Apps IDs.)
Does anyone have a "fix" for this? I'm sorry if I've overlooked a true "fix" that has been previously communicated on this thread. I am new to this thread and there are so many messages on this thread with explanations and "fixes" that don't work that I may have overlooked the true diagnosis and repair. Thanks for your support!
If I recall correctly, there were some messaging fixes in iOS 12.1, if you aren't running that already it might be worth taking a look.
 

MrBoz

macrumors newbie
Nov 2, 2018
2
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Maryland
If I recall correctly, there were some messaging fixes in iOS 12.1, if you aren't running that already it might be worth taking a look.
Thanks, but a question...This problem does NOT appear on my iPhone (iOS) but only on my MacBook (MacOS) so is the "fix" to update my iPhone's iOS? I'm going through the iOS 12.1 update right now, so I hope you're right!
 
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