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Question re synching with Ipad under different ICloud account

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My question concerns how I sync my ICloud with an Ipad under my wife's email.


I have an iCloud account on my MacBookPro, my iphone and my ipad.  They work fine.


I also want to send my calendar and other info shared on my 3 devices to my wife's ipad. She has an iCloud account using her email address,which is different from mine.


How can I assure that ICloud will work both ways?



iMac, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (53,560 points)

    You have a couple of options.  You can have your wife set up your iCloud account as a secondary account on her iPad, which would allow her to access your mail, notes, contacts, calendars and reminders (if she turn on syncing for all of these), while keeping her current account and it's data separate.  She couldn't get your photo stream, bookmarks or iWork documents with this setup, as these do not sync with secondary accounts.  These, along with her iCloud backup and Find my iPad, would remain with her current (primary) account.  If you want to do this, on her iPad, go to Settings>Mail,Contacts,Calendars...tap Add Account and select iCloud from the list, and enter your iCloud ID and password.


    The second option would be for her to share your account, migrating her data from her current account and merging it with yours.  With this option, your data would be merged, and the merged data would appear on all devices.  To do this, on her iPad go to Settings>iCloud, tap Delete Account, when prompted choose Keep on My iPad, then set up your account on her iPad, turn iCloud data syncing to On and tap Merge to merge her data with yours in the shared account.  If she has any photo stream photos on her iPad that are not in her camera roll she will need to save these before deleting her iCloud account or she will lose them.  To do this, open her My Photo Stream album, tap Edit, tap all the photos she wants to save, tap Share, tap Save to Camera Roll.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (53,560 points)

    You're welcome.


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