All iPads Specific Apple ID just for back ups?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by herdnerfer, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. herdnerfer macrumors 6502

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    I think it's dumb that Apple gives 5gb iCloud space per Apple ID, instead of per device. Since my Apple ID is shared across 4 devices (Kids have ipads now), i have to work on keeping 4 back ups within that 5gb limit.

    I could just as easily create 4 different Apple IDs for each device & have a roomy 5Gb each, but obviously i want to share the ID so i don't have to purchase apps multiple times, etc.


    Do you guys know an easy way to setup an Apple ID strickly for the backup & keep a different Apple ID active in the apps store & such?


    P.S. If Tim is reading this, 5Gb per device Tim!
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    No, but there is a way to get more than 5GB...
     
  3. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    i'm inclined to agree. If you purchase an Apple device then you are given 5gb of cloud storage so ostensibly the cost is included in the purchase of that item. I don't think it would be unreasonable for them to expand storage space with subsequent Apple purchases...at least for the first year anyway.

    when i bought my HTC Evo LTE they gave me 25 gigs on dropbox for 2 years...
     
  4. Eitel macrumors regular

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    You can use individual iCloud accounts on each device, and the same account for all of them under iTunes & App Store.
     
  5. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    Use the same account on all devices under the store. Use different iCloud accounts set up under iCloud for backups. They don't have to be the same. Wife and I use a gmail account for the App Store and each have our own iCloud accounts for backup....
     
  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    This. I have the same setup, though for different reasons.
     

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