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Hi all,

So, my wife and I have recently bought new 4s's. we've have a MacBook Pro for a couple of years and I'm trying to really get everything as synched as possible. We share, virtually, everything, so I would like to automate as much of this as possible. BUT, there are a few things that are a bit different. i.e., I don't want to just synch EVERYTHING.

First, we want to share all of our apps. This is working fine so far.

Second, we want to be able to synch our calendars together. I haven't set up separate calendars for us, but her phone (when I synch with the computer) pulls AND pushes it seems. Both events created on the computer and events created on her phone are shared. BUT, when I synch my phone, only events I have created on my phone are pushed to the computer. Does that make sense to anybody?

Third, I want to be able to synch our contacts. Obviously, most of the contacts we ADD are created on the phone. But I also have a pretty extensive contacts list from our old phones that were pulled to the computer. I want to, as I edit them, have the old contacts pushed to our phones AND have new contacts created on our phones pushed to the computer. Does that seem feasible? And if so, how?

I feel like there are other quirks that have left me sleepless...but this is a good start. That whole contacts question is the real bugger.

Thanks for your help folks!
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Although my wife and I have our own Apple IDs we share calendars and contacts by simply having a new joint Apple ID and using that on both phones and our iMac and MacBook for syncing.

One small side effect is with Find My Phone as I can use my Phone or iMac to check whether she has left work yet.

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