iPhone/iMac contacts appearing in my wife's iMac contacts despite separate accounts

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Ovey, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. Ovey macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2014
    Hi all,

    first post - please be gentle! Hopefully this is the right place for this thread?

    I have recently started to use iCloud to sync my contacts to my Mac from my iPhone 5. All went well, and both refreshed fine for months.

    Then my wife upgraded her iPhone 5 to a 6 and used the iTunes to back up the phone and restore. Since then all of my contacts have gone into her contacts list on the Mac. I went through her contacts to delete mine from her list, but they also deleted from my contacts and my iPhones too!

    (I have currently turned off iCloud and restored my phone to replace the deleted contacts. If I leave the iCloud on, it re-deletes the contacts immediately after they are restored as the Mac seems to have priority over the contacts list).

    We have separate user accounts on the Mac, separate Apple ID's tied to each account and there should be no reason for this to happen.

    Any ideas?

  2. rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    signing on to www.icloud.com from a web browser and entering your separate iCloud logins and going to contacts should delete the affected numbers permanently

    you can have separate accounts on the computer and itunes, but you should never share iCloud accounts. i hope you are not sharing iCloud accounts

    i think you guys are sharing iCloud accounts.
  3. Ovey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2014
    Hi, no we have different iCloud accounts. Everything is separate across both accounts, (and she hasn't set up an iCloud account as she doesn't use it) but for some strange reason my iPhone and Mac accounts, and her Mac accounts seem to share contacts.

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