I am going on holiday and want to use my second iPhone with a local SIM card. So I want to know whether I can configure the second iPhone using the same apple account or if I should rather create a new apple icloud account?

iPhone 5s - my UK sim card associated with my iCloud account iPhone 4 - SA sim card - rebuild and synced with my iCloud account

Then use both phones while on holiday.

Any thoughts?

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Using the same iCloud account on both phones shouldn't lead to any issues. After all it's basically the same setup as using an iPhone and an iPad with the same iCloud account, and that's something which works for a lot of people.

  • In actuality, setting up a second iCloud account is generally something most people regret since you can't merge them. Only in the case of testing things with non-private data is making a second iCloud account generally useful.
    – bmike
    Commented Sep 17, 2014 at 15:51

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