Shared Apple ID for Apple Music

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by jiffry1017, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. jiffry1017 macrumors member

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    Has anyone tried sharing an apple ID with your spouse/significant other for Apple music? Just wondering what that is like and if there are any technical issues that arise
     
  2. Julien macrumors G4

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    Bad idea for many reasons like iCloud docs, Notes, Calendars, Reminders, text Messages, phone call notifications, etc. Also only one device can play :apple:Music at a time and will shut off if you both try at the same time. Just pay the $5 and get the family plan. It is also the RIGHT thing to do.
     
  3. 8692574 Suspended

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    Don't be cheap and buy the family plan...it is cheap :p and with a lot less hassle.
     
  4. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    Yes, then you get to set up your own stuff. It learns what YOU like and YOU only.
     
  5. Khalanad75 macrumors 6502

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    It's not necessarily being cheap. Not that I can speak for the OP, but the wife and I have shared an Apple ID since way before family sharing was around. Once that came out, we have tried multiple times to set up for family sharing with multiple accounts and have had serious issues ever time. From contacts not sharing, calendars not sharing, music and purchases not sharing.

    After the third time of trying to set it up and it wiping my wife's phone of contacts and calendar events, and not copying over no matter what we tried, she told me no more. SO we are back to sharing an Apple ID. It works for us.

    That being said, we tried Apple Music when it first came out and yes, if one device on the account is using it and the other tries to use it, the first user will get kicked.
     
  6. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Why didn't you setup time w/Apple genius bar or support? They could have taken care of those issues.
     
  7. Khalanad75 macrumors 6502

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    Because at this point it works out perfectly fine they way we have it. My wife was happy the way we had it to start, so it annoyed her I was changing things in the first place. Then once it wiped her phone and wouldn't sync anything, she was really pissed.

    So I changed it back and said screw it. Happy wife, happy life.
     

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