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10.7: Auto-copy Photo Stream images to a folder
Authored by: MalEbenSo on Feb 09, '12 02:00:39PM

Thank you for this. If we could setup a "shared account" and use it alongside our private accounts, that would be great.

I am afraid however, that I am missing something regarding implementation: When I go to iCloud in System Preferences on my Mac or on the iPhone, I can enter exactly one account. As far as I understand, this is how Apple designed it. They do not want people to use more than one account per device.



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10.7: Auto-copy Photo Stream images to a folder
Authored by: jhollington on Feb 10, '12 06:40:00AM

Actually, you can setup additional iCloud accounts, but it's not obvious as the default iCloud settings are only for the single, primary iCloud account. However, this is really just a shortcut to the primary iCloud account settings -- if you go into the "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" section in the iOS Settings app or the OS X System Preferences you'll see that your iCloud account is also listed there along with any other accounts you have setup. You can add an additional iCloud account from here in the same manner as you would any other e-mail, contact or calendar account.

The second account on iOS will be limited to only those features that can be used on a secondary account -- Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Bookmarks, Notes and Find My iPhone. Note that Bookmarks and Find My iPhone can be used on a secondary account, but can only be used on ONE account at a time, so enabling them on the secondary account will disable them on the primary.

It's also a little bit different on OS X, where the second account can only be used for Mail (which includes Notes), Contacts and Calendar (which include Reminders). Bookmarks and Find My Mac can only be used with the primary iCloud account on OS X.




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