5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 22, 2012 5:35 AM by RazorV
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I am an apple noob and need help setting up all our devices.  My husband currently has an iphone 4s, but he has not bought much iTunes content yet, while we wait to try and see the best way to set all our devices up for synching, etc.  I just bought him an Apple TV 3.  I plan to buy an iphone 4s and the new ipad in the next couple weeks.  I want to set them up where we can share music and apps on all our devices but not contacts, messages, etc.  Our laptop is not apple.  My questions is what is the best way to do this, since we are just now making the switch to everything apple. 


Could we have separte Apple IDs and separate iCloud IDs for everything we want to keep separate, then setup a shared Apple ID for itunes purchases that we want to mingle?  Can you use your Apple TV with different Apple IDs?  Which one Apple ID/iTunes would the Apple TV automatically load when you start using it?


I assume on the ipad we would just use the shared Apple ID.  How should we then setup Home Sharing? 


Ok, that is a lot of questions.  But I want to try to wrap my head around the best way to share items before we set anything up.