Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2011 3:57 PM (in response to UKBradC)
Maybe not exactly what you're asking, but close:
If I use different accounts for iTunes and MobileMe, can I merge them into a single account and use it with iCloud?
No. You cannot merge two accounts into one. However, you will be able to move your MobileMe account (email@example.com) to iCloud and, if you choose, you can continue to use a different iTunes account for store purchases and iTunes in the Cloud.
Can Family Pack members move their MobileMe accounts separately to iCloud?
Yes. The master account holder and each family member can move their individual accounts whenever they like, as long as they do so before June 30, 2012.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2011 4:11 PM (in response to UKBradC)
What I would like to know is what happens to those of us who share one AppleID and want to use the iCloud function to sync our contacts and calendars but keep separate sets of contacts and calendars???
My wife and I share an ID for iTunes purchases which we share over home sharing. But we have different sets of contacts and calendars for business purposes. Right now I sync via mobileme and she syncs via iTunes. Hopefully -- like mobileme -- there will be an opt out button for certain devices in the iCloud under the same AppleID. So when she makes a purchase it goes to all our phones, ipods and imacs. And when I add a contact it only goes to the devices and imacs I choose it to go to. BUT she should be able to add a contact on her phone and have it show up on her computer.
This might become a cluster. I cannot be the only person out ther operating this way.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2011 11:14 PM (in response to UKBradC)
I am having the exact same issue and am pulling my hair out trying to figure it out....so much for Apple being easy!!
We have two iphones, macbookpro, mac, and ipad and ipad2. My catch is the ipads and imessage. I have no issue at all with how we have everything set up right now and how we share everything under one Appleid. The problem I have, is with iMessage......I want her iPad to get HER iMessage/texts........and I want my iPad to get mine only. In other words...I want to be able to seemlessly imessage fromiPads to iPhones to each other when we wish and not have to send it to her "email". I want to send it to her "phone number".
Does that make sense? Really frustrated here at this point. Seems silly that we would have to have totally different setups now, cause I don't want to have to redo all of the contacts for her because we have to set up multiple iCloud accounts in order to use iMessage to each other.
I have got to be making this more difficult than it actually is. Just have to be. Why can't a device have two iCloud accounts?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2011 3:21 PM (in response to tikigiant)
So after hours of screwing aroudn with things, if it helps anyone, the only solution I came up with is....
The Mac and the MacBook Pro share everything...the iPad and iPhone each have to be set up on their own, and anything you want share with one another, you have to share it just like you would with someone that was not on the same AppleID or house. yes...all our apps and music and stuff is sharing through the ID, but calendars and contacts are not.
Everything in the address books on the computers is doubled due to two iCloud accounts andI could not find a way to resolve. If you Invite one another to a iCal Event, it will be singular on you devices, but duplicated on the computers.
It also took a while, but I was finally able to get the iPad and Iphone synced up in iMessage to accomplish what I was trying to accomplish without it having two conversations going at once.
I guess they just assume that househoulds don't share their computers? I hate duplicates!!!