My husband and I share the same e-mail address, and computer. We both have iPhones now and want to have our own individual Apple ids, but have one iTunes account is it possible?

My husband and I share a computer, have the same e-mail address, and have one iTunes account. Can we have different Apple ids on our individual iPhones or do we have to use the same one?

For purchasing from the iTunes and App stores, you will probably want to share the same Apple ID.  But for other services such as iMessage, FaceTime and iCloud, you should use separate IDs.  For example, if you use the same ID for iMessage you'll start getting each other's text messages.  If you use the same ID for FaceTime you may get each other's FaceTime calls.  If you set up the same iCloud account with the same ID, and data you sync with the account will be merged and the merged data will appear on all devices (i.e., you'll end up with each other's contacts and calendar events).  You would also be sharing the same 5GB of free iCloud storage rather than each having your own 5GB of space.
This article may be of interest in this regard: http://gigaom.com/apple/itunes-101-multiple-devices-one-itunes-account/.  Also, see this video:http://macmost.com/setting-up-multiple-ios-devices-for-messages-and-facetime.htm l.

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