Share apps on 2 iPhone; Same mac, different user accounts

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dalvin200, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    Got a little problem.

    Have 2 iPhones (mine + wifes)

    2 user accounts (mine + wifes)

    1 mac

    1 iTunes account

    all the apps are within my user account, so I simply copied & pasted the .ipa files across to wifes user account and synced the apps - which worked fine.

    but the music she syncs with is from my user account, so when she plugs her iphone into my user account, all apps get deleted; tres annoying.

    how can i get this to work?

    been trying for a few days now..

    it's all a little crap at the moment, as I have mobileme, and she doesn't, which is why she only syncs her contacts/cal from her user account and then syncs music/vids/podcasts from my user account.
    For some weird reason, apps don't seem to stay synced at all...

    I must be missing something really obvious but hours of googling and mroogling haven't resulted in the correct answer.

    here's hoping one of you can help :)

  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Why don't you move the music to the Shared folder, so she can access it from her account also. Then she can do everything from her account.
  3. dalvin200 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    i did try that, but then if I add a playlist, and she also wants it, then we have to create that playlist in both user accounts ... is that correct?

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