iPhone Wife and I on the same iCloud account??

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  1. Warhawk15, Feb 24, 2016
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    Warhawk15 macrumors regular

    Warhawk15

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    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I'm looking through the settings on her phone and can't figure out how to have her use my apple account for iCloud instead of hers.

    Is there any way I can have my wife using my iCloud account on her iPhone?
    I want pictures we both take on our iPhones to be on iCloud together so we don't have separate accounts.
    Plus we can have the same notes in iCloud, etc.

    I should add we are using Family Sharing, but thats for purchases and not for shared pictures, etc.
     
  2. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Go to settings->icloud. Scroll down and sign out. Then sign in with what ever id you want to use. Make sure the phone has a password set.
     
  3. aldrinjtauro macrumors regular

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    Just turn on Photo Stream for Family Sharing.
     
  4. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    You want to use the same iTunes account, but not the same iCloud account or you'll wind up with each other's mail, texts, and FaceTime calls.
     
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Sadly, this is the correct answer. When iCloud was new it was possible to share accounts but they kept putting more and more functionality into iCloud so now it's a nightmare to share accounts. Do not do it.

    I say "sadly" because there STILL isn't a good solution for merging photos automatically. I, too, want a better way to do it but iCloud isn't interested in helping.

    I gave up on iCloud photos and use Dropbox's auto-upload feature on my family's phones. I have to remember to launch Dropbox once a week or so, but after that it's all automatic.
     
  6. aldrinjtauro macrumors regular

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    Family Sharing + Shared Photo Stream?
     
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I wish, but there's really no such thing.

    A "shared photostream" that merged all photos would be perfect, but that's not what Apple built.

    The sharing option you're talking about is a feature which allows family members to manually upload specific photos to an album that the other family members can see. Really, it's more like Facebook than photostream.

    A fine enough feature, but not useful for what I need.
     
  8. AndyK macrumors 65816

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    Surely you organise photos you take? Why not just take photos then organise them once/week or after a trip and manage them all in one large family shared gallery?

    Also the Dropbox camera upload can run in the background when you change location & are connected to wifi (or cellular if you don't care about data usage), so you never really need to think about uploading them yourself.
     

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