Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 5:41 PM (in response to thevandes)
I can suggest a method that will let you share photos and iTunes and let you keep your own contacts etc. The only thing is you would need to share documents too.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 5:43 PM (in response to thevandes)
You could just share your photo strem by setting up the same iCloud account on both phones and only turn on photo stream in Settings>iCloud (and not sync anything else). If you were to share an account and sync any other data (such as contacts and calendars), your data would be merged and you would get the merged list on both phones (i.e., you would end up with each other's contacts).
The other option is to maintain separate iCloud accounts and photo streams and create shared photo streams to share your photos with each other.
The only way to share your iTunes library using iCloud is by subscribing to iTunes Match. (Your iCloud account doesn't sync music.)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 5:45 PM (in response to Winston Churchill)
That would be wonderful. My hubby doesn't use reminders and calendars like I do. I don't want my reminders going off on his phone. We mainly want it for the photo stream. Thank you.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 5:51 PM (in response to thevandes)
@randers4. What happens to our messages? They can't be turned off. Thank you.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 5:55 PM (in response to thevandes)
Those are independent of your iCloud account. To keep your messages separated go to Settings>Messages>Send & Receive and make sure each phone is using a different Apple ID (you can still share the same ID for purchasing). If they aren't, on one of the phones, tap the ID, sign out, then sign back in with a separate ID.
Also, be sure you are using separate IDs for FaceTime or you will end up getting each other's FaceTime calls.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 7:24 PM (in response to thevandes)
I was going to suggest that one of you uses the account for everything, contacts, calendars, photo stream etc, the other uses the same account but just enables photo stream (so you are only sharing photo stream), they then log into another account (their own account) as a secondary account at settings > mail, contacts, calendars and enables everything they want to use (mail, contacts etc-thereby keeping them separate from the first user-secondary accounts don't have photo stream).
As I alluded to before the difficulty is documents, documents are only synced with primary accounts, so one of you could use document syncing or both of you could share your documents or indeed, neither of you could use it.
Not sure if the compromise over documents is acceptable to you.