Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2012 3:56 PM (in response to BobbyBlack65)
When you say "sync", are you talking about physically having songs, movies, etc on your computers and devices? Or simply want to access those files on those computers and devices? *Syncing is different from Home Sharing but you are in the Home Sharing discussion forum. That is why I am asking.
If they are all in the same network and just want to access them or listen/watch them, all you have to do is turn on Home Sharing for all of your machines and devices with the same account.
For Mac/PC desktops, you can turn on Home Sharing in iTunes 11. Go to File > Home Sharing > Turn on Home Sharing. Do this for all machines. After doing that, you go to the media selector button at the top left to see your Home Shares. Or you can enable the sidebar by going to View > Show Sidebar. From there, just connect to your other computers and you will able to listen or watch to your content.
For your devices, turn on Home Sharing in Settings. Go to Settings > Music or Video > Home Sharing and enter the same Apple ID and password. You can listen to songs in Music and watch videos in Video.app.
For your Apple TV, if it is a 2nd gen ATV or later then you can turn on Home Sharing under Computers in the main screen. For the 1st gen ATV, you can either share or pair with iTunes.
If you want to physically have files (this is syncing), then you can sync your devices to the machine you want to sync with.
With respect to FaceTime, if you want to use FaceTime on your phone with someone but separately on your iPad then you can associate your phone number to FT on your phone and on your iPad, you can use your Apple ID for FaceTime. That way, if people want to FT on your phone, they should use the phone number to FT. For iPad, people should enter your Apple ID when doing FT.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 10:07 PM (in response to BobbyBlack65)
I have a large family with 5 ipad minis, 5 iphones, the main desktop PC, and four or five older ipod touches. I just added the ipad minis at christmas time, and that put us over the limit of 10 devices. Now, some devices are being randomly kicked off the account and all their media is being deleted. I have searched everywhere, and I cannot find a way to get a list of all of the devices associated with my apple ID and choose the ones I want to stay on, and delete the ones I don't want. I looked in iTunes, all the support sites, icloud.com, and there seems to be nothing about the listing of all the devices associated with that apple id (for media only) and choosing who should stay and who should go.