HT204053 can you have multiple apple id's for the family but we all use the same iCloud?

Can you have multiple apple id's for the family members but we all us the same iCloud account?

You'll have to have an ID you all share in order to have a shared iCloud account. It would be sensible for each person to have their own ID and their own iCloud account for email and their own data (each would be on their own computer/iOS device or user account on a Mac) and then have a common account which everyone would sign into in System Preferences>Mail, Contacts and Calendars to access shared data.
You don't want to be all using the email in a common account - if people are using email aliases remember these can't be detached from the account and transferred to another one. Having all your emails mixed up together can be somewhat impracticable.

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  • HT204053 can you have multiple devices on one apple id?

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    When using iCloud with multiple devices (my kids phones, computers and mine), syncing causing all sorts of problems like losing contacts & info between devices. Is there any way to create an apple id for each person but still use the same iTunes account?

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    Music:
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    If you have wi-fi synced enabled that should still work.
    Apps:
    I manually select which apps they get on their devices using itunes. It only changes when they re-sync.
    Don't enable AUTO downloads on their devices for Apps or Music purchases.
    Since I also have young kids using these devices:
    I have restrictions setup on their devices. I don't allow them to install/delete apps, nor do I allow them to make any account changes on their devices. This way their devices stay in order and get backed up to icloud. I can easily restore their devices if I needed too.
    Once in a while I will disable the restrictions so I can update all their apps.
    Hope this helps!

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    How to use multiple iPods, iPads, or iPhones with one computer
    Using Multiple iTunes Libraries on One Computer
    Apple - iTunes - Inside iTunes - Keeping Multiple iTunes Libraries on a Single Computer
    How to use multiple Apple ID's with one computer and iTunes | iMore.com

  • HT204053 can you have 2 apple ids under one account

    Our family has several apple devices.  Our phones and computers use icloud to coordinate calendars.  However we do not want to receive each others imessages and such.  With several iphones on imessage and icloud and under the same id this has recently become an issue.  How do we stop it from happening but stay coordinated with itunes and calendars?

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH2690

  • HT204053 Can you have two Apple id's on the iCloud for iMac?

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  • HT2589 Can you have multiple apple id's linked to one library?

    I want my kids to have their own accounts, but as they are all linked to the same library, would they need their own library to have their own account? Don't want 4 versions of iTunes on my computer.

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    No.
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  • HT204053 Can you merge multiple Apple IDs?

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    See here:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HE37

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