Share iTunes library with multiple Apple IDs

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by SpectreOne3, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. SpectreOne3 macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2012
    My wife joined the apple family with a new iPhone and iPad. She has her own Apple ID for things like FaceTime but our iTunes is all on our iMac which is under my Apple ID. Can I share the library with her so she can sync her IPhone and iPad for things like music and movies?

    I've read a few articles online but figure this is the best place to ask!
  2. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2014
    Hamburg, NY
    Share iTunes library with multiple Apple IDs

    Yes you can. I have my own Apple ID for iCloud and use my parents for iTunes. You just have to sign in to each in their respective settings places in iOS.
  3. SpectreOne3 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2012

    Thanks. I figured it would be easiest just to use one account for iTunes instead of trying to copy everything whenever there was a change.
  4. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    We have 3 difference accounts on one iTunes. You just have to go under the "store" and authorize the computer with both iTunes accounts.
  5. ennio macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2014
    Manchester, UK
    #5 - Using your Apple ID for Apple services

    It is entirely appropriate to use a single "family" Apple ID for all Apple "Store" purchases (MAS, iOS App Store, iTunes, iBooks, et cetera) and another "personal" Apple ID for iCloud (Mail, Notes, Contacts, Calendars, et cetera).

    In fact iOS 7 makes the distinction quite clearly:
    • Settings > iCloud
    • Settings > iTunes & App Store
  6. bgro macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2010
    South Florida
    This is how me and my wife do it. We each have our own separate Apple ID for iCloud, messages, facetime, mail, notes, reminders etc, etc. Then we share a family Apple ID for all iTunes and various Apple store purchases. Works really well.

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