Question: Apple ID sign in was chosen with a new install. Trying to make sense of what implications my decision has made with between devices on the same ID.
I used my Apple ID to sign into a clean fresh install of os Sierra onto a new SSD. I know I could have chosen not to sign in.
So, let me just explain what I’m wanting to know.
Basically, whatever apps or items, that by default are activated with the choice I made by signing in with my Apple ID are what I am seeing across the devices as it stands now, particularly concerning my MacBook.
I signed up during the install, because I wanted access to the Mac app store for the time being. That’s all I want to have access to for the foreseeable future for this MacBook. If I want something further, I’d like to choose to sign in to apps that share across devices seperately at a future date.
I don’t want all of the iCloud, Facetime, or at this point, activities running at the moment for this MacBook.
However, I do want this MacBook device to still be included in my Apple ID device list for the future. I know I can remove it from there but I don’t want to. I am not certain how to just prohibit all of the current cross device activity, yet keep access to the app store with it.
1. So, is there a manner to select just one deactivation for all of these apps to be shared from this MacBook?
2. Do i just turn off iCloud? If I turn off iCloud using my MacBook does it turn off iCloud in my other devices?
3. If not, I would like to be pointed to a concise document explaining how to manage what I am wanting to end up with?
I just want this MacBook as a device under my Apple Id and access to the Mac App store. I want to, for lack of better wording, undo all that happened when I chose to sign in with the Apple ID.
I wouldn’t mind having to sign into the Mac App Store every single time. What I don’t want as part of this solution is to end up being made to use two factor authentification to sign into the Mac App Store each time, or for any other app that I will choose in the future that needs ID to sign in with. I am required to use two factor because of the ios iphone version won’t let me out of this feature. I ran into this with the initial sign in during the install.
I hope some kind person can explain this concisely.
MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011)