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Backing up 2 Apple IDs onto 1 iCloud account - is it possible?

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My husband and I have two different Apple IDs. Mine is used on my iPhone, our iPads and my MacBook. My husband uses his on his iPhone. We want to be able to spback-up on iCloud both accounts. Is there a way to have 2 accounts back-up on the same iCloud?

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,665 points)

    Welcome to the Apple community.


    No, you cannot create backups from two separate IDs on one account.


    I'm not sure why you would want to, each ID has its own account and therefore its own space for iCloud backups.


    Also make sure that you really want to backup to iCloud,  backing up to iTunes is much quicker, simpler and more reliable.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,665 points)

    In that case, I think you might be using the phrase backup erroneously.


    Photos and videos are another matter, however you can share calendars from different IDs by adding the account from which they are kept as a secondary account to your primary account in 'settings > mail, contacts, calendars'. If all you wish to share is the calendar, make sure that only calendar syncing is enabled in this setting.


    Unfortunately photo stream is only a feature for a primary account, although it does not work with videos anyway. I can suggest workarounds for photos such as using a dropbox account however I believe when it comes to video you will need to physically connect each device to the computer in order to download any video taken on it.


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