2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 5, 2013 10:03 AM by Winston Churchill
Be-Happy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi there,


we have 2 Imac's, a mcbook pro, 4 Iphones and 2 Ipads in the house (4 users with their own AppleID) .


Do I need to create multple "User's"  on the Imacs to keep calendars and contacts separate ?


Thanks for suggestions...



OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (72,425 points)

    Yes. Only one iCloud account can be the primary account on any one user account on a Mac, though additional accounts can be added in System Preferences>Mail, Contacts & Calendars, but the result of that is everyone seeing everyone else's data. To keep them separate you need a separate user account per iCloud account.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (90,100 points)

    It may depend on what you mean by separate. Each application has the ability to only show specific data. So for example it is possible to view only user A's contacts, or to change the view so you only see user B's contacts. If this isn't acceptable then each user would need their own user account on the computer.