Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 3:34 AM (in response to cheonweb)
Thanks - so how do I organise that? I gather my problems have been using the one Apple ID for everything and so our contacts have merged. And so have our Apps? Will that not still happen if we use the same ID for Apps going forward? Sorry - I'm not very techie!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 4:07 AM (in response to cheonweb)
Many thanks cheonweb - really helpful - and your English is great!!
So are Apps not backed up via icloud? I only ask because when I merged our phones I lost all my Apps and got his? If we download Apps from our phones are you saying we use the original Apple ID or our separate ones (sorry to be thick!)
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 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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Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 4:24 AM (in response to cheonweb)
Yes - I synced both phones in itunes (I think?!).
So we use the same (old) Apple ID in itunes to buy music and Apps via itunes (or phone)?
Free Apps don't need an Apple ID do they? so free Apps from the phone are OK?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 6:00 AM (in response to rickfromharleysville)
Thanks - so does that mean we have to have the same Apps on our separate phones? Do they back up to each others phones when you go online, even where you've downloaded free from the phone?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 6:17 AM (in response to rickfromharleysville)
Oh that's great! Thanks again Rick. Do I take it that if we buy Apps in itunes rather than our individual phones that they will copy to each phone? To be honest - I doubt there are any purchased Apps we want to share - but you never know!
Where are Apps backed-up/stored because when I merged the phones I lost all my free ones and have had to download them again - just curious?
Also - where are kept messages backed up/stored? Same thing happened - I lost all mine and got his but I'd like mine back if I can find them!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 6:23 AM (in response to cheonweb)
Cheonweb - I've just tried to delete my husbands icloud account (red button at bottom) but I don't get the prompt to "keep on iphone" All I get is if I delete it will remove everything from the phone?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 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).