Skip navigation

One iTunes account, several users and several devices. How can I make it work?

3513 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 12, 2013 3:15 PM by Phil0124 RSS
Pedalpush Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Jun 12, 2013 12:16 PM

My husband bought an iPhone and set up an Apple ID. Since then I've bought an iPhone, we've both got an iPad each and we've just bought our son an iPod Touch. We'd like to use one Apple account as we share apps, etc. However, how do we separate the devices in terms of using FaceTime, iMessages, etc? Do we need to set up an Apple ID for each device? Because my husband's Apple ID is on my iPad, when someone calls him on FaceTime, it is also calling my iPad and my son's iTouch. I'd like to be able to iMessage my son, but I'm not sure if giving him a separate Apple ID is a good idea (he's seven). I hope this all makes sense. I'm totally hopeless when it come to this kind of thing!

Multiple devices


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.