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HT5538: iOS and OS X: Link your phone number and Apple ID for use with FaceTime and iMessage

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HT5538 using apple id on multiple devices

738 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 27, 2013 5:08 PM by rockmyplimsoul RSS
manuellk Calculating status...
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Feb 27, 2013 4:59 PM

Do I create seperate apple Id's for my ipod and iphone, I want to share my itunes library with both devices?

iPhone 4, iOS 6.1.2
  • amy_lou Level 4 Level 4 (1,550 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 5:04 PM (in response to manuellk)

    You can share an apple id in the itunes store, but don't share it for imessage and face/time or icloud

  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,375 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 5:05 PM (in response to manuellk)

    You can use the same Apple ID on multiple devices.  You can also use the same ID for purchases, but separate IDs for iMessage, FaceTime, and Game Center if you'd like ... or just use one ID.

  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,375 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 5:08 PM (in response to amy_lou)

    amy_lou wrote:

     

    ... but don't share it for imessage and face/time or icloud

    You can share the ID for iMessage and iCloud, no problem.  In fact, some people prefer it that way to get messages across multiple devices and/or get iCloud e-mail across multiple devices and/or share a photo stream without having to manually Share a photo stream.

     

    The only problem with using the same ID for iMessage and FaceTime is if different people use the devices.  In that case, all one has to do is de-select the ID in the "Receive at..." setting and designate a different e-mail address.

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