Shared Apple ID and iMessage is broken

bleak7

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Isn't family share a solution to this? Not defending Apple, but what's the reason to use a shared Apple ID?

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To quote another user from a different thread "If you mean you all use the same Apple ID, then it’s probably the new feature in messages where it merges all emails and phone numbers for an Apple ID."

See first post of this thread: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/imessage-issue-with-sending-to-wrong-person.2141355/

Others, down the thread mention deleting threads also fixes the issue (with or without family sharing)
 
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pavelbure

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Isn't family share a solution to this? Not defending Apple, but what's the reason to use a shared Apple ID?
The #1 reason for me is the photo syncing. With two different id's I'm back to doing everything manually again. Sharing the same id with my wife makes sure all of our photos are together.
 
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bleak7

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The #1 reason for me is the photo syncing. With two different id's I'm back to doing everything manually again. Sharing the same id with my wife makes sure all of our photos are together.
Isn’t photo album sharing a thing for family sharing? Or is it inferior to just having one account for that? I’m asking since I don’t really use family sharing (don’t really have anyone to share it with)
 

tarsins

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iCloud Album sharing is limited to 5000 photos and videos, which is why we all use Google photos with a shared Google account. Would love to use iCloud.
 

pavelbure

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Isn’t photo album sharing a thing for family sharing? Or is it inferior to just having one account for that? I’m asking since I don’t really use family sharing (don’t really have anyone to share it with)
That's more of just a dumping ground to share stuff, not really a permanent thing.
 

cynics

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Apple would prefer if you didn't share one AppleID, even for children. Anymore that is like sharing a social security number.

Family sharing + restrictions is a safe way for a child to have an iPhone without the security risk involved of them having access to your AppleID (even restricted). By default if the child is under the age of 13 all purchases will need to be authorized through you, if they are over 13 you can still enable that feature.

Sharing an AppleID also limits functionality for those with multiple devices since Apple would need to develop around the idea that you AppleID, iCloud, and email can only be sync'd in very specific ways.

Also there are other limitations like iCloud space, maximum number of iCloud devices on one account, etc.

I would give Family Sharing a try, and if you don't trust your child or over protective or whatever (not trying to be offensive there just lack of better term) let them know you'll randomly be checking their device and if you see something you don't like then you'll remove that function from them (ie messages, safari, app store, etc).
 
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durangojim

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Happening to me too despite
Setting my daughter up with her own iMessage under family share.
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Exactly why people should properly set up a shared family.
I have a child account set up for my daughter and it is still doing it.
 

EugW

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Isn't family share a solution to this? Not defending Apple, but what's the reason to use a shared Apple ID?

EDIT:

To quote another user from a different thread "If you mean you all use the same Apple ID, then it’s probably the new feature in messages where it merges all emails and phone numbers for an Apple ID."
What?!? That's just moronic on Apple's part.
 

sean000

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Nothing is broken, but Apple should have been more proactive about getting families to stop sharing the same Apple ID. They should have at least earned folks that this would happen.
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Happening to me too despite
Setting my daughter up with her own iMessage under family share.
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I have a child account set up for my daughter and it is still doing it.
Go into settings for iMessage for both devices and see what addresses are set up. Make sure your daughter has only her personal phone number and email listed, and make sure your device doesn’t list either one. If everything is totally unique and it still happens, I’d check with Apple.
 

durangojim

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Nothing is broken, but Apple should have been more proactive about getting families to stop sharing the same Apple ID. They should have at least earned folks that this would happen.
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Go into settings for iMessage for both devices and see what addresses are set up. Make sure your daughter has only her personal phone number and email listed, and make sure your device doesn’t list either one. If everything is totally unique and it still happens, I’d check with Apple.
That's the weird thing. nothing is shared between her and my wife on any of the devices. I'll reach out to Apple
 

EugW

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That's the weird thing. nothing is shared between her and my wife on any of the devices. I'll reach out to Apple
Yeah that too. There are multiple reports of non shared accounts having the same problem.
 
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