I am not exactly sure what i am trying to do, but what I want is 1. My wife and I to continue to share the same iTunes/app store ID to we get the same purchses/apps etc. 2. Have both of us able to backup our phones to the 55gb iCloud subscription I have under my ID 3. Have her have her own iCloud id for separate messsaging etc, but keep the same itunes stoire ID but also be able to backup to my cloud. Is this possible? I had hoped that the iCloud backup storage could be used by a family, but is that not the case? If I want it separate, would I need a 2nd icloud subscription? Also - keeping our contacts and photos separate etc. Or is trying to share an iCloud account just not possible for 2 people who want to keep things separated?