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    Question Need help with Cloud accounts
    To the Mods, if this is the wrong place... please move it..

    In my family we have a mac book, a mac book pro, iPad, iPad mini and 5 iphones! (dang I never saw it like that) Here is my problem.

    We set up a cloud account on my daughter's mac first and as we added additional devices, we used the same cloud SO we could share iTunes, Apps, and now the Find my iPhone. (I have teenagers, I like to check where they are from time to time... LOL)

    So far, We have only had a few minor problems..

    But now, I have just purchased a new Jawbone UP... is uses the cloud to store data. My daughter is also thinking of getting one and we are concerned about the data clashing. I have my own cloud account, however, if I set my phone and mini to my cloud, I can't use Find my iPhone to find my kids... etc...

    Is there anyway iPhones can stay synced with more than one cloud? OR can I add BOTH the cloud and icloud to one device and sync with both? for example, use iCloud for all I already do and add cloud JUST for the Jawboane UP?? HELP...

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    The "cloud" is a really nebulous term that doesn't really mean much. However, each cloud service (however) they're defined) act independently of each other. So yes, you should be able to use multiple cloud services at the same time. For instance, I use both Dropbox and Google's syncing services (contacts and calendar) on multiple devices.
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    So my idea of keeping our iCloud account and adding another version, i.e. Google drive or "cloud" might work??? There is a place to choose which for which in settings... will have to find it again.. Thank you!

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    As I mentioned, "cloud" is a rather all encompassing term than includes technologies that exist exclusive of each other. For instance, iCloud and Google Drive have very little in common (if anything, the only commonality is that they both let you share documents). What you need to do is not look at the "cloud" as some homogenous product but rather, look at each product independently to see what they offer.

    With specific reference to your examples, Google Drive and iCloud will happily co-exist.
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    Thank you! For as many Apple products as we have I am not nearly as iGeek as I wish I was.. I think I have "old Dog" syndrom... Thank you again..

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