We have 4 iPhones, 1 Macbook Pro, and 2 iPad Mini's. Currently my wife and I have separate Apple Id's which works great for our iPhones. However, our 2 children now have iPhones and iPad Mini's and I don't want to have to purchase the same Apps and music 2,3, or even 4 times so that everybody in the family can use them. I understand home sharing is designed to solve this problem however I am not clear as to how this works exactly. Obviously I don't want my children/wife to sync my info to their devices and vice versa.
So far we have two apple Id's MyAppleId@mail.com and WifeAppleId.mail.com. My children will need their own apple id's as well so that they can use iMessage on their phones and also to keep their stuff separate when syncing. Therefore I would create SonAppleId@mail.com and DaughterAppleId@mail.com. Now everybody's iPhone will have their own apple id and sync independently of one another. Obviously each person would have their own account on the family Macbook Pro for syncing their devices with iTunes.
In order to share apps and music (at least knew apps/music) I now need to enable Home Sharing. This is the part I'm a bit confused about.
Do I create a fifth apple id say FamilyAppleId@maill.com and use this to configure home sharing on the Macbook Pro?
Do I configure Home Sharing for each user account on the family computer?
Now everybody will need to have two apple id's on each of their devices, for example MyAppleId and FamilyAppliId will need to be configured on my iPhone, WifeAppleId and FamilyAppleId will need to be configured on my wife's phone, SonAppleId and FamilyAppleId will need to be configured on my son's iPhone and iPad Mini, and the same for my daughter.
How do I associate two apple id's with each device? How do I sync a device with two apple id's?
I'm hoping someone can answer this question as clearly as possible