I get all confused about all these different IDs I have and need to use the iOS devices/iTunes. I want to use our devices in the family the best way.
We are three people:
- me -- currently the only one with a real Apple-ID
- my wife -- currently without an Apple-ID, but with her own email
- and my infant which does not have nor need her own ID at all, I think :-)
The devices we have are:
- 1 iPhone for myself, ("A" = phone husband)
- 1 PC+iTunes, which syncs my iPhone ("PC-A" = PC/iTunes husband)
- 1 iPhone for my wife ("B" = phone wife)
- 1 PC+iTunes, which syncs hers ("PC-B")
- 1 iPod Touch 1G for my infant, which she just starts to appreciate ("C")
- I probably sync/fill this device with my PC+iTunes, too, for the time being.
Of course I want to use the Apps and Music to by available on all devices. And as far as I understand this is allowed by apple, as long as its up to 5 devices, which its is. I was able to do this at least while I gave my old phone to my wife while both devices were connected to the same Apple-ID -- but I don't think this how it is meant to be set-up, right?
Very important is that both iPhones are able to use their respective iMessage accounts, so I can recieve mine (and only mine), she hers (and only hers), and we can send iMessages to each other. During upgrading to iOS7 I managed to mess this up and we got all iMessages of each other ;-(. This is where I got confuded with iCloud-Account, iMessage-Adresses and Apple-ID, I think.
Not as much important would be to share a Todo-List and/or Calendar over the phones, so we can put items and appointments into our own calendar, which then appears on the others phone.
- What IDs and Accounts do we need?
- and what device should be connected to which accounts?
- What accounts should be the same on which devices, if any?
- I am correct that I can legally access the Apps/Music family-wide, right?
- If the phones are connected to different Apple-IDs and synced with different iTunes', how can I use acquired Apps/Music on both?