Shar­ing an iTunes li­brary with two Ap­ple IDs

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I have two iMac desk­tops, an iPad and an iPod. My wife has an iPhone 5S and an iPad. I have a user ac­count on my Mac but my wife doesn’t. I have an Ap­ple ID and pass­word and an iTunes ac­count with pay­ment de­tails. Re­cently an Ap­ple ID and pass­word has been cre­ated with­out pay­ment de­tails for my wife. In my iTunes ac­count, there are four com­put­ers/ de­vices as­so­ci­ated with my Ap­ple ID.

When I con­nect my wife’s iPhone to my Mac in iTunes, I want to be able to drag and drop se­lected me­dia to my wife’s iPhone. I’ve au­tho­rised her phone to be used in iTunes. The 90-day rule doesn’t ap­ply. The last au­tho­ri­sa­tion was on 17 March 2013. I’m not hav­ing any suc­cess. Jim Bean Your wife’s Ap­ple ID needs to be au­tho­rised for your iMac. Sign in to her ID in iTunes and choose Store > Au­tho­rise This Com­puter… Now she can sync from your li­brary to her phone, pro­vided she’s signed in to her Ap­ple ID. Apps need to be up­dated from the Ap­ple ID that orig­i­nally down­loaded them, but they can be synced to mul­ti­ple de­vices. If you de­cide to give her a user ac­count on your iMac, you need to move the iTunes li­brary to a pub­lic (or net­worked) folder that is ac­ces­si­ble to both of you.

Songs, videos and apps can all be shared be­tween mul­ti­ple Ap­ple IDs, pro­vided they are both au­tho­rised on the same Mac.

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