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Re: Two Apple ID's on same iPhone

2648 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 5, 2013 9:19 AM by billbir RSS
billbir Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 3, 2013 11:37 PM

I have just taken possession of my new iPhone 5S to replace my 4S, which I wish to give to my wife. However, I want her to be able to play my music and apps etc., so have left her with my Apple ID. This means that when it comes to using FaceTime and iMessage the 4S still thinks that I own it. Is it possible to set up my wife with her own Apple ID , principally for her using FaceTime and iMessage on the 4S. If so, can someone lead me through the process, so that I do not mess up my own ID setup?

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1
  • RolandCKO Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    Nov 4, 2013 12:09 AM (in response to billbir)

    This link would help you to change Apple ID :

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5621

  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (55,130 points)
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    Nov 4, 2013 12:12 AM (in response to billbir)

    billbir wrote:

     

    ... have left her with my Apple ID. This means that when it comes to using FaceTime and iMessage the 4S still thinks that I own it....

     

    Have a look here... Here-

  • Alfred DeRose Level 5 Level 5 (5,590 points)
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    Nov 5, 2013 3:33 AM (in response to billbir)

    That should do it but you should change it for iCloud as well.

  • Alfred DeRose Level 5 Level 5 (5,590 points)
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    Nov 5, 2013 5:40 AM (in response to billbir)

    Whether it's right for you is really dependent on your situation. You know what the features or iCloud are, so the question is really one of whether your wife needs to have those features for herself rather than shared with you.

     

    As to your other questions and comments...

     

    You can have separate iCloud accounts and still share calendars. One person can create and share the calendar granting editing rights. More information is available here and here.

     

    I'm not absolutely certain about iTunes Match. According to the FAQ, iTunes match is tied to the Apple ID used for the iTunes purchasing account and supports up to 10 devices. But it isn't absolutely clear to me by their description whether you must be signed into that Apple ID for iCloud, iTunes or both.

     

    This article talks about using different Apple IDs for different services.

     

    This one shows how to add an iOS device to iTunes Match. If I follow these instructions, it asks me to sign into the iTunes store, whcih makes me believe that is the primary identifier.

     

    In any case, you could always change it back if you wanted to.

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