I noticed you can't use cell phone calls handoff if you aren't signed into icloud with the same id as your itunes (enabled under Facetime preferences). Not sure if I would use it anyway. I'll be willing to bet you also won't be able to use some of the handoff features in Yosemite when it comes out later this fall.
Also, Find My Friends doesn't allow you change the apple id anymore, you have to use your icloud id. Impacts me because my icloud ID is an email address I don't give out (and given the recent icould security issues, it seems like that may have been a good thing).
For the moment, neither of these are enough to make me want to use the feature.
Store credits can be applied to an individual account, and used before the account organizers credit card. Credits applied to the organizer account can be used by anyone in the family.
Think i'm going to hold off on Family Sharing until perhaps 8.1. It shows promise wrt to features but typically iOS initial releases are pretty buggy and I don't want to start mashing up Apple accounts until I know i'm landing safely.
How does one change the iCloud account for an iPhone or iPad? All my families devices are set up using my account and we'd like to move to 4 separate accounts (now that we can share purchases). We updated my wife's iPad and iPhone to iOS 8 last night (using my iCloud account). Now I can't find a way to change it to her account. There is no delete or logout or edit option on the Settings > iCloud panel.
Yes, there is. It's on the bottom.
I hadn't realized how confusing this all is until I starting poking around in the settings. There are at least 4 places where one sets an Apple ID (iCloud, iTunes, Game Center, Home Sharing). It's very un-Apple-like to have this mess. Hopefully family sharing will provide a way forward. Or else, we'll just be upset because we lose stuff during this transition. My wife will not be pleased if she loses her game progress as a result of this.
Right you are! Thank you.
I think I agree. What I REALLY would like is a family account with more options and features and an app, or web page (well designed) for administration of the account. I would like to be able to hide apps and music so the kids' old apps and music (High School Musical etc) will never again appear. I think Family Sharing is a great idea but perhaps it needs to mature a little. It would be good if the entire family could be logged into their own accounts and whenever one of us made a purchase we'd be presented with an option of two accounts for payment - our own, or the family account.
Yes, since the beginning of iCloud I have wanted an admin page. I'd like to log on and import my family's accounts an from one page be able to see what's what. I have always found the management of iCloud accounts and Apple ID's convoluted and confusing.
There's bound to be some initial bugs. iOS8 introduces a ton of massive under the hood changes, features, APIS, and services (3rd extensions, family sharing, iCloud Drive, healthkit, etc) . I'm not sure if Apple bit off more than it can chew at once, but I hope not.
And it is working for a lot of users (me included).
I installed it via iTunes to avoid the size issue. If you update directly on your device, it needs to download the update (1 copy on device), decompress the update (2 copies on device, one of which is much larger), and then install the update (3 copies on device). Whereas if you update via iTunes, it downloads the update to your computer (0 copies on device), decompresses the update on your computer (0 copies on device), and then installs it (1 copy on device). Pretty straightforward.
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Just wondering out loud here, but am I the only one experiencing random instantaneous shutdowns with iOS 8 on both the iPhone and iPad? It's happened once on my iPhone 5 and 3 times on my iPad 3.
Since the upgrade requires 5GB free space, it seems particularly strange that Apple currently sells the 5C as its low end model with just 8GB of total storage! I think the marketing people and the engineers need to talk more.
Of course if you have a computer with iTunes, you don't need 5GB free (as has been explained above), but you're right that it's going to be a less satisfying experience for people with bare-bones iPhones. Do we know if a trip to the Genius Bar can be used as a way to upgrade one's phone?
If you have a lot of content on your device, then the Genius Bar isn't going to help (they won't wipe your content for you).
If you have everything backed up to iCloud, then you should be able to wipe your content, upgrade, and then let iCloud restore it for you. Not the nicest upgrade experience, but it works. Otherwise iTunes is the way to go.
Family sharing question-
I can see all my brothers Apps and videos- and can download them.
Can I stream his videos?
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Good point. Now I only wish that Apple could migrate Apple IDs. So that I could move all the stuff we purchased on the Family ID to my ID... Otherwise we end up with a a legacy Family ID, and individual IDs for each of us.. hm.