Is this the correct set-up for iCloud?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by James Godfrey, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. James Godfrey macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2011
    Hi all,

    First of all, me and my partner have shared one iTunes account for a while now, so we can share our music, purchased apps etc... all thrugh one account.

    Now iOS 5 is released, I found a little snag with iCloud, obviously myself and my partner wanted to keep our photo streams, contacts, calendars seperate... but hwo is this possible with one iTunes account that is shared.

    The way I 'think' I have managed to achieve this is by firstly setting up my iCloud account on the Apple ID that we have used for purchases etc....

    Then after this, I just set up a new iCloud account via Settings>iCloud on the iPhone, this set-up a new Apple ID for my partner.

    So whilst we are still sharing the same Apple ID for purchases etc.... we effetively have different ID's for iCloud mine being my usual Apple ID ( and my partners being the new iCloud account which we set-up.

    Is this the correct set-up in this setting?

    Also will this pose a problem when iTunes Match is released in the UK?


  2. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    My wife and I each have a separate account for iCloud and a third iTunes Account for purchases. That way if either of us wanted to change our iCloud setup it does not affect our purchase content sharing. Very easy to share a iTunes Account on all devices. Just put it under the Store settings. Sorry not familiar with Music Match.
  3. rowley macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2008
    London, UK
    I concur, same set up with my wife too. Separate icloud accounts for Contact, Calendars, and email, my old itunes account shared on all idevices (set in the store configurations in settings.)
  4. James Godfrey thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2011

    Doesnt doing this create multiple Apple ID's? For example:

    You - Apple ID #1
    Partner - Apple ID #2
    Shared - Apple ID #3




    My set up is along these lines:

    Me - Shared iTunes Account including iCloud (as one account)
    Partner - Shared iTunes Account with Seperate iCloud

    Will this cause problems???


  5. rmhop81 macrumors 68020


    Apr 4, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    here's how i have ours set up

    #1- email address we've used for many many years to make purchases on multiple devices
    #2- email address that i had when we had mobileme...i now use it for iCloud and it is not associated with a purchasing account for iTunes
    #3- email address my wife has from mobileme that she uses for iCloud and it is not associated with a purchasing account for iTunes

    When we purchase music or an app we use account #1, all iCloud items will be #2 or #3.

    The thing that is confusing...if you want to do iTunes match....that's really associated with our #1 account and not our iCloud eventhough they make it seem like it's an iCloud feature.

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