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HT5538 How do you created different apple ID's on same iTunes account? Wife and 2 kids contacts are all linked on my phone and got to separate! Any help would be appreciated!

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My contacts are merging with wife, son and daughter. How do we create separate ID's but still maintain same iTunes account?

iPhone 4, iOS 6.0.2
  • lll Level 4 Level 4 (1,690 points)

    You can use separate AppleIDs for iCloud, iMessage and iTunes - you just need to create unique AppleIDs for the iCloud accounts if syncing contacts that way (you will need an email address that is not already registered as an AppleID though to get another AppleID).


    Apps are different: purchases are tied to the AppleID used to log in to the store to make the purchase.  So you can create another AppleID for iTunes as well and use different ones on the different phones, but any apps you have already purchased with your existing AppleID are permanently tied to that AppleID.

    So,  unless you are sharing apps, content and such, there is no reason to use the same AppleID on each  So the simplest solution is to create new AppleID(s) for other devices.  If you need an email address to do that, just get a gmail account (or any other free email account).

    Good luck


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