Mobile Me Family Pack

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  1. emailYasmin macrumors member

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    I have two iPhones. I thinking of getting MobileMe Family Pack from Amazon.com for about $100.

    Does this package locate all the member phone or only the primary phone?

    Yasmin
     
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Find my phone can find many different phones. Its all based on if the phones have valid account information.
     
  3. emailYasmin thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks so much. I thought only primary phone has the locate / wipe service.
     
  4. JGruber macrumors 6502

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    Find My iPhone will ONLY work with the account you are logged into at that time. I have the family pack with 3 iPhones on it, and I can ONLY see mine when I am logged in. (I'm the Master Account). You can view the others if you know their MobileMe password.
     
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    Can I ask you a question?

    How do you get syncing to work across 3 phones?

    I got a 3GS and gave my wife my 3G. I upgraded my MobileMe to a family pack and set her up.

    The problem, as I see it is that the iMac only logs me into MY MobileMe account, thus only send stuff to the cloud that MY phone syncs with.

    My wife's phone is set to "sync over the air using MM" in iTunes, and her account works fine, but she's not getting anything synced, and changes she makes aren't going to "my" cloud (if you know what I mean).

    What am I missing to get her phone talking to the cloud with my iPhone and other devices (iMac, MacBook)?
     
  6. BroadcastDoc macrumors 6502

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    Syncing doesn't work that way.

    With the MM Family Pack, each person gets their own "cloud" to sync with. They can sync with their "cloud" but nobody else's.

    For example, I have the family pack, and my wife and I each have our own account. She can sync her stuff, I can sync mine - we can't sync with each other, however. If you want her stuff to sync with the iMac, she'll need her own user account on it, and then go in and turn on MM syncing there.

    It's done by design.
     
  7. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

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    You're right, but you're wrong.

    It turns out each "member" of the family account does get their "own" cloud with which to sync, but there's nothing stopping you from all syncing to the same cloud.

    Here's how I solved it.

    I connected my wife's phone to MY cloud by adding my Mobile Me email account on her phone. Then I went into Settings and turned OFF "Mail", but left "Calendars", "Contacts", "Bookmarks" and "Find my iPhone" turned on.

    Now, she's associated with my cloud for everything but email messages.

    Her own Mobile Me e-mail is still set up as an email (only) account (and my account doesn't even show up when you go to Mail on the phone).

    So, her syncing of everything (but mail) is done with "my" cloud, and her email is her own.
     
  8. macaco74 macrumors regular

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    That is a great way to get a shared calendar!
     
  9. emailYasmin thread starter macrumors member

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    This MobileMe Family Pack Avertised as Old version at Amazon.com.

    I am planning to buy this, would there be any problem?

    Thanks in Advance.

    Y
     

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