Keep getting wife's text messages

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by martosprint, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    [MOD NOTE]
    Lets get back on topic please - some off topic posts were removed.
  2. TeamPowerstroke macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2016
    Does that mean you are available now or no? Asking for a friend.
  3. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    and this might not be so for the OP.
  4. BigMcGuire Contributor

    Jan 10, 2012
    Family sharing works fairly well. Now and then I'll have an app say that it can no longer be opened ... then I'll just re-download it and it works fine. That's how my wife and I and her mother-in-law share all of our paid apps together. Now that we're on Family Sharing - we share a pool of iCloud storage which is nice - even better, they all have their own Apple ID so no iMessage problems.
  5. Gryzor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    There's absolutely no good reason for a family to share the same Apple ID.
  6. nznative macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2011
    Think again!!
  7. Mike Boreham macrumors 68000

    Aug 10, 2006
    This is mostly a four year old thread now, but still a valid topic.

    Four years ago when I last posted in this thread, my wife and I were sharing one ID with no problems.

    Then my wife got an Apple Watch about two years ago. You can pair two watches with one ID but it means all the health data is merged. There isn't any way round this if you care about the activity elements at all.

    So she now has her own ID.

    There are two big downsides compared to how things were when had her ID....both solved with third party software:

    1. Documents: When we shared ID, all our documents were accessible to both us. Now we have everything on Dropbox, which of course is accessible to both us with both of us signed in to the same Dropbox account.

    2. Photos. With a shared ID we had one photos library syncing pics and edits from both our iPhones, and cameras, across all devices. Wonderful!. This has been completely solved by Lightroom CC which does the same thing, with both of us signed in to the same Adobe ID.

    The last piece of the jigsaw was to add her Apple ID as a secondary account to my devices and vice versa which means Contacts, Calendars and Mail are all the same as they were when we shared one ID.

    Family sharing doesn't cut it as it is not automatic and shared photos are low res, the family calendar is a single calendar, no scope for colour coding different events, and it doesn't handle Contacts.

    Couples are all different and many won't want the same level of integration as we do, but many do, as this thread demonstrates.

    So we are back to where we were but giving our money to Adobe and Dropbox instead of Apple.
  8. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
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    I mean...there isn't. You set up a family with all your Apple IDs and everything works fine.
  9. dontwalkhand macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Husbands and wives normally share a lot of things. Apple IDs shouldn’t be one of these things.
  10. Mike Boreham macrumors 68000

    Aug 10, 2006
    Yes, Apple definitely want everyone to have their own ID, but to encourage this they need to improve way iCloud accounts can interact to avoid the need for third party solutions like Dropbox and Lightroom CC.

    Hopefully with their declared new emphasis on Services this will happen.

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