You can no longer have Notes on a secondary iCloud account?!

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Polydactyl, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Polydactyl macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2009
    My wife and I have had a secondary iCloud account, which among other things allowed us to share notes (shopping lists, recipes, etc.) with each other. Today, as I'm in the Notes app on my iPad all the notes from the shared account disappear. Check my iPhone, the account is still there...for a moment, and then disappears before my eyes. I double check in Settings to see if Notes is selected for the secondary iCloud account. The option is there, but moments later is gone. Same thing happened on iPad, iPhone, and my iMac. Didn't change anything today, but updated to iOS 10.2 and MacOS 10.12.2 last week.

    Did apple purposely take away Notes on secondary iCloud accounts?
  2. Polydactyl thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2009
    Apparently I had never "upgraded" my Notes app to the version that allows you to draw notes. This happened automatically today when I plugged an Apple Pencil into my iPad for the first time. It seems the upgraded notes app removes the ability to have notes on a secondary iCloud account, but adds a sharing feature.

    I hope someone finds this useful.
  3. Brookzy macrumors 601


    May 30, 2010
    You may find it useful to know that the Notes app now supports shared/collaborative notes without needing a shared iCloud account.
  4. Polydactyl thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2009
    I did eventually figure that out, which makes the change a little more manageable. Thanks.

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