5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 21, 2011 3:47 PM by wjosten
AyresSkye Level 1 Level 1
I am trying to find out how I can have one itunes account for my phone and my wifes. Right now my phone shows my account and hers show her. Unfortunately we have always bought itunes stuff through her account. Can anyone help me or tell me where to go to find help?

Windows XP
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10
    Help for what?

    Just sign in to the account from which you wish to purchase:


    You can sync as many ipods/iphones as you like to one computer/library.
  • AyresSkye Level 1 Level 1
    I can't get my iphone to sync with my wife computer though
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10
    That is very vague.

    What do you mean?

    What have you tried?

    Does itunes recognize that the iphone is plugged in?

    What happens?

    Error message?

    What does it say?
  • AyresSkye Level 1 Level 1
    When I connect my iphone to my wife's computer it show up underneath the iTunes interface but it will not me install any apps or songs onto my iPhone. There is no error message it is just everything is greyed out and keeps saying it will sync but will erase all current data on the phone.
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10
    You can "share" iTunes content within the same household. That might be a better approach with two separate computers & iTunes accounts. The stuff on your wife's computer is grayed out, because by design you can sync iTunes content with the iPhone on ONE computer at a time. So, if you want to "share", do this:

    1. First disable auto-sync under Preferences>Devices in iTunes(under the edit menu if using Windows) on your computer.
    2. You sign out of iTunes & sign your wife in.
    3. Connect her phone...DO NOT SYNC!
    4. Store>Authorize this Computer.
    5. File>Transfer Purchases.
    6. Eject her phone.
    7. Sign her out, you sign back in.

    You can now sync and add whatever content you want to each device. Just remember, all app updates to any apps obtained with her account MUST be done by signing into iTunes using her account, update the apps in question, sign her out, you sign back in.

    That's all you have to do.