September 17th, 2012, 09:42 PM #1
iMessage with same AppleID, but different devices
In my family, my spouse, children and I each have an iOS 5.1.1 device using the same AppleID for purchases of all kinds. I want each of us to be able to iMessage/FaceTime each other individually. For example, I contact one child without the others or my spouse getting the call/message.
Is this possible? It seems entering multiple email addresses in iMessage under Settings just makes it ring on all devices since we have the same AppleID.
September 18th, 2012, 12:53 PM #2
iMessage, as far as I know, uses unique Apple ID's to send and receive messages. Every iMessage-capable device using the Apple ID will (and should) receive the message.
Why not just set everyone up with their own Apple ID? What you're asking to do (if I understand correctly) is akin to asking, "I want everyone to share one email address, but when I send email to that email address, I only want it to go to one person or another -- not everyone with access to that email address."
Doesn't Apple offer the ability to create free "sub-accounts" under Apple IDs that you could use to dole out unique Apple IDs to all family members?
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September 18th, 2012, 05:53 PM #3
Open Facetime and create a new account. There's a button for it.
September 19th, 2012, 01:09 PM #4
You can have all users have their own AppleID for FaceTime, iMessage etc - and still use the same account for all for app store if you like.
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