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Confused about apple ids and multiple apple devices

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My family is currently using an iPhone 3gs, iPhone 4s, iPad 2, MacBook Pro, and 3 PC laptops with iTunes installed on them. We all are currently sharing the same apple id on all of these devices. We want to share or Apps, Music, Movies, TV shows, and Pictures but need to be able to message and face time each other individually. Do we need to all have separate apple Ids to achieve this? Keep in mind two of my sons are under the age of 13? Any suggestion, on the most efficient and most economical ways to setup family sharing plan, strategies, etc? Thanks

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    We have a similar situation and I don't have a complete answer but might get you in at least one direction. Notice in settings you can have different email addresses or phone numbers for iCloud, iTunes, and messaging. We have one iTunes account for our music and applications (so most devices have this as the iTunes account). Then you can set up an iCloud account for each family member who is 13 or older. Use those accounts for iCloud storage and messaging. I'm not sure how that helps the younger people in your family but hopefully this gets you going a bit. Maybe if they have an other email account or phone number that could work.

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