1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 27, 2011 3:59 AM by Roger Wilmut1
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I just want to start with the very basics. My wife and I each have an iCloud account. We both want to check our iCloud e-mail in the Mail Application without user switching. Is this possible? How do we set it up? Is it also possible to each manager our own calendars (iCal) and contacts (Address Books) without user switching? Put aside all iTunes issues for now. Just worried about iCloud: two iCloud IDs. One Mac.


iMac CoreDuo 2.8GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (71,355 points)

    Any one user account on the Mac can have more than one iCloud account signed into, but only the first one set up will sync Calendars and Contacts. You would probably be able to enter the second account's server details manually into the Mail application to that it would access both accounts: setup details here:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4864

     

    However the best way to do this is certainly for each of you to have your own user account on the Mac, setting up Fast User Switching to prevent having to keep logging in and out - then each account can set up the owner's iCloud account and do all the syncing and other facilities.