How to share family contacts
Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:07 AM
Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:49 AM
I'm not faulting this article for trying to offer an alternative method, it's just very frustrating anyone should have to resort to doing something like this in the first place. So, I guess I'm blaming Apple.
Apple ID management is where Apple could/should be focussing their attentions. Instead, they just keep heaping on more and more services without addressing the underlying issues associated with Apple IDs: sharing, families, merging, enterprise management, etc.
Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:35 PM
If I could offer another alternative, my wife and I use the following solution:
- I have a me.com apple ID
- my wife has a gmail one
- we use my me.com for contacts
- she signs into iCloud in Settings on her iPhone using her Gmail apple ID
- she then adds my me.com iCloud account as an extra mail account, ticking only Contacts for syncing
Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:36 PM
We find it frustrating that in IOS the first iCloud account can do Passbook, Photo Stream and Documents and the others cannot. I had hoped that with Photostream sharing, this would solve our problems, but since it's a manual sharing, it doesn't.
So we have both our accounts on both our devices with my iCloud account as the main one on both iPhones so we can share the Photostream.
Any suggestions for automating Photostream sharing?
Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:33 AM
My wife and I actually just stopped sharing our PhotoStream, as we could not individually place comments or 'likes' on Shared PhotoStreams (all comments were from "Nick", which is jarring to say the least). As fun as sharing our PhotoStream was before Shared PhotoStreams came along, for us it's better to have separate Streams, and manually share the good shots..
I agree with you though, it would be great if we could share 'Our' PhotoStream' and still comment on Shared Streams as ourselves..
Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:39 AM
1. Assign contact to group "Shared"
2. Automator looks at modified date: if modified in last day and in Shared, send contact to Sally
3. Assign automator to calendar to have it run every night at midnight
I haven't tried this, just raising it as a suggestion.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:53 AM
I've discovered an issue, for me at least, that can cause a problem
I often import revised vCards to replace existing ones. Normally Contacts tells me it is a duplicate and offers choices on what to do (merge, old, new, both) before the import
What I've found is that If I am showing the ALL Contacts set (instead of my normal iCloud subset) then Contacts asks if I want to import the NEW vCards and apparently puts the card into the Shared set.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:09 AM
Any suggestions for how to get rid of previously shared contacts on his computer?