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Multiple emails and IDs in itunes

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Jan 18, 2013 3:26 AM

Having messed up my and my husbands iphones (all data merged and some lost!) because we only have one email and 1 Apple ID, I have now set my husband up with a new email and am about to set him up an Apple ID.  Can we use just one itune account or do we need one each?

iPhone 3GS, iOS 6.0.1
  • cheonweb Level 4 Level 4 (3,440 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:28 AM (in response to ShirleyOBE)

    Separate Apple ID for iCloud, iMessage and FaceTime. Same ID (the old one) for iTunes and App Stores.

  • cheonweb Level 4 Level 4 (3,440 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:59 AM (in response to ShirleyOBE)

    Using a separate ID for iCloud will stop merging yur contacts but now you have to delete the already merged contacts of each other manually.

     

    • Delete the iCloud account from his iPhone and choose "Keep on my iPhone" when you promped.
    • Then add an iCloud account with his new Apple ID. Turn ON contacts in iCloud settings and choose merge when you promped.
    • Now you have to clean up your contacts (delete the contacts you don't want) manually from iPhone or from www.icloud.com
    • Then sign out from iMessage and FaceTime settings in his iPhone and sign backin with his ID.
    • Check that he using your ID in Settings>iTunes and App Stores in order to share your purchases.

     

    Sorry for my English

    Hope this help.

  • cheonweb Level 4 Level 4 (3,440 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 4:18 AM (in response to ShirleyOBE)

    I'm not sure how you lost your apps. Did you synced both iPhones with same iTunes?

     

     

    All your purchased apps are in App Store "under" the original Apple ID you was used to purchase them.

    You can re-download them without charge.

     

     

    Use only the old ID to download apps.

     

     

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  • rickfromharleysville Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 4:38 AM (in response to ShirleyOBE)

    Yes, seperate id's for iCloud, same id for App Store (if you want to share purchased apps). I had to do this for my wife's phone, iPad and my phone and iMac. You need Apple ID for all apps, including free ones.

  • rickfromharleysville Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:06 AM (in response to ShirleyOBE)

    You can have seperate apps as long as you install them manually on each phone. If you do a restore from iTunes it will merge all of them.

  • rickfromharleysville Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:11 AM (in response to rickfromharleysville)

    I must correct myself, a restore will not merge the apps.

  • rickfromharleysville Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:29 AM (in response to ShirleyOBE)

    The apps will not automatically copy.

    You can backup via iTunes or iCloud and they will be separate for each phone.

    Not sure about messages, they may stored at you cell provider's servers.

  • cheonweb Level 4 Level 4 (3,440 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 10:09 AM (in response to ShirleyOBE)

    Turn off one by one the iCloud services. (Contacts, Calendars etc). That way I'm sure you will promped to keep your data in iPhone. Then delete the account.

     

    If you sync through iTunes your apps are in iTunes under the apps tab at the sync page. Install any of them you like

     

    The only way to retrieve your message is to restore your iPhone from the last backup (If you have one). Check it in iTunes preferences>Devices.

     

    When someone downloads an app, the other iPhone download the app automatically if you have the Automatic download On in Settings>iTunes and App Stores. If you don't want this, turn it off and you can still download the app manually and without extra charge.

     

    Make sure that your iPhones have a different name. Settings>General>About>Name. That way you can sync them in the same iTunes without merging your data. (Only for music, apps, photos and books. Don't sync Contacts and Calendars in the same iTunes because they will be merged. Use the iCloud for these data).

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