Two devices but one apple id

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kriggo15, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. kriggo15 macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2011
    My wife and I have iPhones now but both are under my apple id so we can share purchases. We both have the new iPhone 4s coming tomorrow and I don't understand how we need to set up iCloud. With only one apple id, won't all of our calendars, contacts, etc be merged?

    Please help! Thanks.
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I believe the preferred solution is that you both use the same Apple ID on your iPhones, but you each have your own iCloud account. This is possible. See this:

    Scroll down to: Using one Apple ID for iCloud and a different Apple ID for Store Purchases

    I believe one of you uses the Apple ID you have now, for iCloud (whoever actually uses that e-mail address, probably), and then the other one of you creates a new iCloud account with one of their own e-mail addresses.
  3. kriggo15 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2011
    Let me make sure I have this correct...

    I would use my apple id (current one we both use) for iTunes, app store and iCloud.
    My wife would create a new apple id. That apple id would be used for iCloud but she would use my apple id for the app store and iTunes.

  4. Solange82200 macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2010
    Correct, I think. Im in the same boat, both my son and I have iphone 4's, he uses my apple id for sharing purchases, but i dont want our contacts and all that syncing up. Im going to try now to see if I can have everything on his phone connected to his apple ID (i created a new one for him when i set up his game center), except for the appstore where he would use mine. I just dont know how that will work with syncing and backing up apps....
  5. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007

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