Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2013 12:56 PM (in response to kadesa)
You can share apple id for apps and music, but what you need to do is create a new apple id for your icloud account.
FAQ apple id http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5622?viewlocale=en_US
apple id and icloud http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4895
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2013 12:58 PM (in response to kadesa)
You can continue to use apps and music purchased with a different ID if you get a new Apple ID. The only downside is when you update the apps you will need the password for the Apple ID the content was purchased with.
This tip has additional information: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1495
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2013 1:09 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)
Thanks raz and Lawrence! Very helpful and I appreciate the prompt replies!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2013 1:35 PM (in response to kadesa)
It's encouraging when you get two responses to a question, and they agree
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2013 12:29 PM (in response to razmee209)
My wife and I also shared an Apple ID, but I have since created my own. Her Contacts were updated with mine when I sync with icloud. Is there an easy way for me to remove my contacts from her phone?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2013 6:23 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)
Our children each have iPod Touches with their own Apple ID for iCloud/Find my iPhone and use mine for iTunes Music & Apps. Each time an App needs updating they are asked for my password (the one associated with the purchased App). Is there a way to avoid this so that they don't have to keep asking me to enter the password? They are still young and I prefer they not have access to my Apple ID's password. I do want it to require my password for buying a new App but surely for an update it ought to be able to do that as it does on my own iPhone, without the need to enter the password. Is this simply because my iPhone uses the same Apple ID/password combination throughout and their devices do not?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2013 5:03 AM (in response to Allez Epic)
Yes, that's the reason. An app is associated with the Apple ID it was purchased with forever. So if the Apple ID the phone is logged into isn't the same Apple ID associated with the app when the app is updated a password is required.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2013 6:00 AM (in response to Lawrence Finch)
Is it possible to use one Apple ID for mail/messages/facetime yet have the device is "logged in" to my Apple ID that "owns" the purchased Apps?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2013 6:52 AM (in response to Allez Epic)
Yes. The Apple IDs for facetime and imessage are separate from the one for the Stores. So you can go to settings/iTunes&app stores, log out, then log in with the purchase Apple ID. Do the same for settings/messages and settings/facetime, using a different Apple ID that is only used for these functions.
You can also choose a different Apple ID for iCloud, which will be the official one for Find my iPhone.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2013 7:30 AM (in response to kadesa)
I've been reading for hours & am only more confused. I hope someone can help me sort it all out!
First, I have a new iPhone 5s & new SIM card. I backed up my iPhone 4s & restored the info on the 5s.
My husband lost his iPhone & is taking over my iPhone 4s. He was sent a new SIM card.
I do not know how to set up the 4s phone for him & need advice!
Correct me if this is wrong, but we can have the same Apple ID--this will enable him access to all music & apps purchases? On the iphone 4s I changed to his email address & left my Apple ID for itunes & apps. When I tried to change the iCloud ID, it would not take it. Also when I tried to change the iMessage ID a message came up that if I deleted mine, I would not be able to receive iMessages on any device & I also have an iPad).
Would someone please tell me, in simple terms, the best way to set up my iPhone 4S so that my husband can have his own Mail, contacts, messages, etc & still be able to have access to my apps?.
I greatly appreciate any help I can get!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2013 7:49 AM (in response to Fagen)
Settings > iTunes and App store = Share the same Apple ID account signed in
For everything else = Have your own apple id (Seperate )
Examples : SEttings > Facetime
Settings > Messages
AND MOST IMPORTANT
Settings > iCloud
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2013 7:55 AM (in response to MetaSolaray)
Thanks, but how do I establish separate accounts for "everything else"? When I tried to do it on the 4s, I was not able to change from mine to my husband's. Thx!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2013 7:58 AM (in response to Fagen)
When asking to activate an iphone in 'simple terms' that is not an easy task. What I would ask of you would be to click on this link which will then give you valuable information on the tast at hand.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2013 8:07 AM (in response to PhilipRoy)
Thanks, but I've read all that & set up my 5s. What I cannot see to be able to do is keep the same Apple ID fo itunes/apps & set up a different iCloud account so our contacts, etc won't converge.