Quantum Entanglement

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by vandermast, May 8, 2015.

  1. vandermast macrumors newbie

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    When a phone call is receive by my wife's Apple Watch / iPhone, it also rings my Apple watch too. However, this doesn't happen to her if a call is made to my number.

    Both watches have the same Apple ID. This entanglement doesn't happen with the iPhones. That is to say my iPhone doesn't also ring, just my watch.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    I thought an Apple ID could only use one number at a time? I'm guessing you signed into iMessage on her phone after yours?
     
  3. BigMovieGeek macrumors regular

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    Both my work phone and home phone run off the same Apple ID and I initially had this issue. You need to check your FaceTime and Messages settings on both phones and make sure that only the relevant phone number is selected.
     
  4. l3it3r macrumors regular

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    Argh. Why do people insist on using the same Apple ID?
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    Because it is the only way to experience quantum entanglement.:D
     
  6. thefredelement macrumors 65816

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    iTunes library?

    Family sharing cures this.
     
  7. jjlannoo Suspended

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    So do both of you get all each other's iMessages?
     
  8. fischersd macrumors 68040

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    We've seen this several times - people trying to share an apple ID. You really can't do this with Apple watch. It messes up digital touch, amongst other things.

    You should use family sharing. I think the only reason that people were using a shared apple id as a family was to keep the same contact list (but, honestly, your kids want to have their own friends in their own contact list - and you shouldn't have them).

    Family sharing allows you to share your iTunes and App Store purchases.
     
  9. Theydonboi macrumors member

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    For the love of Jobs, please sort out this mess. Get your own iCloud account and enable iTunes sharing if you need to share purchases.
     
  10. AppleCorn macrumors newbie

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    My wife and I share an iCloud so that we can shere both the Contact and the Calendar. Is there any other way to share the Calendar?
     
  11. fischersd macrumors 68040

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    There's a family calendar built into family sharing.
     
  12. Randizzledante macrumors regular

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    There is, indeed.
     
  13. AppleCorn macrumors newbie

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    All right! I've got to make the changers the family sharing!
    Great thanks!:D
     
  14. AppleCorn macrumors newbie

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    Hmmm, looking at the Family Share, it doesn't look like it shares the Contact file. Does it? (I hope I'm wrong)
     
  15. fischersd macrumors 68040

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    Nope, it doesn't. You can export / import those.
     
  16. AppleCorn macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, we'll need to think about the change. Thanks a lot!
     
  17. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

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    Sharing apple ID is just asking for trouble. You really can't complain about an issue like this until you stop sharing the ID.
     
  18. Banich2 macrumors regular

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    You both need your own Apple IDs, this is just plain silly. There are a ton of ways to share calendars and purchases in addition to the family share. You can share your calendar with anyone with an iPhone under settings.
     
  19. fischersd macrumors 68040

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    Please stop guys. You're saying the same things others already have further up the thread. The OP needs to weigh the info and decide for themselves a path forward.
     
  20. vandermast thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apple Support's Suggestion

    Apple support suggested this and it worked:

    iPhone / Settings / General / Handoff & Suggested Apps / Handoff / set to off

    iPhone / Settings / FaceTime / iPhone Cellular Calls / set to off
     
  21. fischersd macrumors 68040

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    Well, that's a partial fix. You guys really do need to look at having your own Apple ID's and enable family sharing (allows you to share App Store and iTunes purchases as well as having a shared calendar).

    There will be complications with a shared Apple ID that you will continually run into as you try to use more functionality of your devices. You need your own identities.
     
  22. vandermast thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I agree this is only a partial fix but it solved the problem and only took a minute to do it. Besides, I don't think I've ever come close to using all of the features in any of the devices among my electronic managerie.

    For example, I've been a constant computer user since the Apple II, but I've never liked electronic calendars. Our shared calendar, solar powered, hangs on the kitchen wall along with an Alvin 0.5mm mechanical pencil. We work from home and don't need anything more complicated than that to manage appointments.

    But yes...sigh...separate Apple IDs are now on the bucket list.
     
  23. roland.g macrumors 603

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    You don't need to do that. On each device set up the main iCloud account as that person's individual account. Then on your wife's device, turn off contacts in the iCloud settings. Then add a second account in mail, contacts and calendars in the device settings adding your main iCloud account but only add contacts. This will allow you both to share a contact list but keep all other stuff separate. No shares iMessages or anything else. You can share calendars or set them up the same way depending on what you want to share within calendars.
     

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