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IPhone Question: 2 Users on One Account

by Reprobob / October 14, 2011 5:41 AM PDT

My daughter and I use the same Itunes account and computer. When we sync, it shows either my phone or her phone. My problem is is combines both of our contacts lists & apps. How can I prevent that? Thanks in adnvance for any help you can provide!


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by birdmantd Forum moderator / October 14, 2011 6:35 AM PDT

Get a second iTunes account and you won't have the issue. No cost to you to do so.

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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 14, 2011 8:19 AM PDT

Create an account for your daughter on whatever computer that is and encourage her to use it.
That way, when she launches iTunes it will be all hers, along with her contacts list and her apps.

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IPhone Question: 2 Users on One Account
by Reprobob / October 15, 2011 2:42 AM PDT
In reply to: And/Or

Thanks for both answers...Will opening a new itunes account cause me to lose my songs and other purchases on my phone though? (I will create a new account for my phone)

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That question is one that may be best answered
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 15, 2011 11:59 PM PDT

by Apple.
1-800 MY APPLE

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iphone question: 2 users on one accoutn
by 1javent1 / October 16, 2011 7:14 AM PDT

I have the same issue. I have three iphone/ipod users and right now it is all on one account. How will creating multiple accounts affect how the music syncs? Does multiple accounts require multiple libraries? I only want to have one library. We have several apps and music thay we all use. Will all apps/music be independent for each account? In other words, do I have to download Angry Birds for each account, or can I download it once and use it for multiple accounts? Another issue is that each iTunes account has to have a credit card number associated with it, so I'm not in love with the idea of creating multiple accounts.

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an answer or two
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 16, 2011 9:51 AM PDT

1. Multiple accounts, these are machine accounts and not iTunes Store accounts, have their own library
2. Each user will decide how their device is sync'd
3. All apps/music will be independent for each account
4. Yes, each user downloads what they want
5. Doesn't have to be separate iTunes Store Accounts, see answer 1
6. You already have three users on the same credit card account.

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