4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 25, 2012 11:56 AM by flystraightup
flystraightup Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a late model iMac and am running Lion. I have an account for myself with admin privileges. I also have an iTunes account and a music and video library in iTunes. I sync my iPod and iPhone to the iTunes account regularly.

 

I recently added my spouse as a "Standard" user. She has an iTunes account, an iPhone and an iPad. How do I get her iTunes configured to download her music and apps to sync with her devices without destroying my own music and apps in the process? We keep getting a warning that all my stuff will be deleted without the possibility of reinstatement for 90 days! What is up?

  • 1. Re: How can I have two iTunes accounts on one mac?
    Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (38,480 points)

    iTunes: How to share music between different accounts on a single computer - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1203 - extra tip at https://discussions.apple.com/message/17331189#17331189

  • 2. Re: How can I have two iTunes accounts on one mac?
    flystraightup Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry, Limnos! I don't wish for either of us to SHARE the music. We want the libraries to coexist is all, without bleedover. Beyond the fact that our tastes in music differ, sharing with her and her devices would strech beyond pple's five-computer/device limit, and would violate copyright to boot.

     

    I just want her to be able to dock and sync like I do withoout buying a separate computer.

     

    BTW thanks very much for the quick reply!

  • 3. Re: How can I have two iTunes accounts on one mac?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,895 points)

    I recently added my spouse as a "Standard" user. She has an iTunes account, an iPhone and an iPad. How do I get her iTunes configured to download her music and apps to sync with her devices without destroying my own music and apps in the process?

     

    She just logs into her computer account and laucnhes iTunes.

    It will be completely separate from your iTunes library.

    We keep getting a warning that all my stuff will be deleted without the possibility of reinstatement for 90 days! What is up?

    No idea why it would show anything about your iTunes library if you are logged into her account.

     

    What exactly is the message?

  • 4. Re: How can I have two iTunes accounts on one mac?
    flystraightup Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree with Chris CA that this is the way I would *expect* iTunes to behave.

     

    When I look at iTunes from my account (my music is in ~/Music/iTunes/ and not available to my spouse's account), I can see in my music library all my rips and my purchases, just as I would expect. I can use Store>View My Account (<myAppleID>) and all is as expected. Home sharing is NOT on.

     

    Doing the same from the other account is not much different, actually. Nothing in the library yet, of course. Store>View My Account (<herAppleID>) also works. I CAN authorize my computer to play her music. I CAN view her iTunes purchases. When I attempt to download the purchases to HER library, though, I get the following dialog box:

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    Now I interpret this to mean that this computer (mine) will not download from a different AppleID (also mine) for 90 days. Is that [interpretation] correct?