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iPhone Back up

Cofnchtr

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Hi,

2 iphones in the house on one Apple ID - one's a 3GS the other's a 4s.

When we sync, we get each others contacts - is there a way to not copy them all to each phone?

Cheers,

Cofnchtr.
 

professorhat

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Not that I'm aware of. Unless someone has a better idea, I think your best bet might be to have a shared Hotmail (or similar) account which contains all your Contacts. That way, you can add the Hotmail account under the Mail section under Settings and just choose to Sync contacts to both phones.

My other half and I have a similar arrangement with a Google calendar to allow us to share calendars easily.
 

Lee H

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One (or both) of you turn off the contact synch. I use googlemail through the exchange service and that does my contact back up. The up side of that is if you move away from apple, you can still get your contacts back.
 

stonehound

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Had the same problem and set up new iCloud accounts for

me and the wife but left the main apple Id on both our phones for iTunes purchases.
 

nongfushe

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Maybe you can try other way to backup your iPhone to computer. iOS File Transfer tool offers us an easy way to transfer iPhone data to compute for backup just by USB connecting cord.
 

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