Using same iCloud by two local users - is it possible?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by angelvn, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. angelvn macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2015
    Hi guys,
    Me and my wife are using one computer. Each of us has it's own local user account and local Photos library with many duplicated photos and videos.
    I'd like to use the Photos app as a client of one shared Photos library, but for now I can not find a solution.
    Does someone knows is it possible one iCloud account (the part of iCloud Photos Library) to be used by two local user accounts with individual apple ids for each of the accounts?

    user 1 with appleIdUser1 ----\
    -----> shared iCloud Photos Library
    user 2 with appleIdUser2 ----/

    Any other possible solution would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Mike Boreham macrumors 68000

    Aug 10, 2006
    I don't believe it is possible if you want to have separate Apple IDs. Having a single shared Photos Library is the biggest single reason my wife and I use the same Apple ID, although it is very convenient for other things too, for us.

    Third party solutions like Mylio look attractive, but cost. I have no personal experience of Mylio.

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