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James Leahy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My fiancee and I use the same computer in the same family (admin) log-in but we would like to have separate iCloud accounts... Is it possible?

 

Also, is it possible to have non purchased music in the cloud (music taken from a cd, that is already in my library).


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (70,800 points)

    You can only fully sync one iCloud account with one user account. You can add a second iCloud account in Mail, Contacts and Calendars but only for email. In order to use a second iCloud account you would need to have separate logins.

    Also, is it possible to have non purchased music in the cloud (music taken from a cd, that is already in my library).

    Yes: iTunes Match will do this: it's independent of iCloud and will cost you £24.99 a year.

     

    http://www.apple.com/itunes/itunes-match/

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)

    1) Yes, but you'll need seperate user accounts on the Mac to allow syncing of your seperate iCloud account data because you can't be logged in to two seperate iCloud accounts at the same time in the same User account. Switching between iCloud accounts in the same User account would remove th data each time,

     

    2) if you are referring to iTunes Match, then yes.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (86,565 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Community.

     

    You can't fully use two iCloud accounts on a single user account.

     

    You could create a second user account or you could add a secondary iCloud account in the single user, however with the later set up, you would each be able to see each others mail, calendars etc and only the primary account could make use of photostream.

     

    Yes, iTunes match will store your non purchased (iTunes) content in the cloud.

     

    Gee, there were no posts here when I started.

     

    Message was edited by: Winston Churchill

  • James Leahy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, no problems, thanks for the help, however i am now wondering, if we add another log in, will all photo's (from both our iPhones) be visible in iPhoto from both user accounts?

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)

    You can share your iPhoto Library in two ways: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1198 or http://support.apple.com/kb/PH2435

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (70,800 points)

    No: if both phones are signed into the same iCloud account then they and anything else signed into that account will all see the same photos. If the phones are signed into separate iCloud accounts then only the other Macs/devices signed into the same iCloud as each phone will see its photos.

  • James Leahy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So if we have both of our phones logged into the same iCloud account photo's taken from both our phones will pop up in our library and there will be no need for adding another user name to the computer?

     

    If we have the same account on our phones, is it possible to turn sharing of our contacts/calanders/mail/messages off?

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (70,800 points)

    You can select which data types you want to use on Macs and on iPhones.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (86,565 points)

    Good question and I honestly don't know the answer. Until photostream, yes it was possible for two user accounts to share an iPhoto library, I guess it still is, however I wouldn't know how photostream would fit into that, I'm thinking it might become a bit of a mess. That might be better asked over at the iPhoto community.

  • James Leahy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So, from my iPhones iCloud settings i can choose only to share my photos?

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (70,800 points)

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  • wandwaggler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Whatever you add to iCloud, you need to ask, "how secure is it". I expressed my question thus on my Facebook page "As I understand it, Apple's iCloud storage is actually subject to US law and particularly to what is called the "Patriot Act". So the US government can require Apple to provide access to iCloud data? Sorry Apple, I am a Brit, so you can keep Lion, Mountain Lion, Mountie Loins, Cat Litter and all OS successors' access to iCloud for native American users... or did I mean NAIVE American users? Apple already messed up my web storage and iWeb facility and overcomplicated my life in ways only Microsoft has hitherto managed..... Enough!"

     

    I have had Apple computers for many years and admired the intuitive way access and power was provided and the superlative engineering of the product. My feeling now is one of sadness that an old and valued friend has parted company with me.....

     

    : http://www.techworld.com/business-it-hub/management-briefing/3358580/five-secrets-your-cloud-provider-wont-tell-you-about-multi-tenancy/?utm_source=1263624&utm_medium=80349850&utm_content=0&utm_campaign=Intel_Techworld

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)

    How ironic that you posted a question to your Facebook page, which is owned by another US company with more privacy issues than Apple, Google and Microsoft put together.

     

    If you're so against American computer companies storing your data, you'd better get that Sinclair Spectrum out of the loft and remove yourself from the Internet pronto.

  • wandwaggler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not ironic at all, Julian. I put nothing on Facebook that is particularly sensitive,and I have nothing against American companies - just American laws like the Patriot Act bearing down on foreign nationals (that would be imperiallism, wouldn't it?). Now I am not a computer whizz, so I am talking about "fears" for the most part, and if there is anything in Facebook I should fear, I do hope you will let me know...... On the general question of the direction Apple are taking, don't you agree that first mobileme and then iCloud departed from the intuitive simplicity for which they were justly famed and which kept me buying Macs for more than 20 years? Apple was an American company I trusted, admired and venerated, incidentally.

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