Sharing an iTunes library with two Apple IDs
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.