Help our iPad live with our iPhones
March 22, 2012 6:26 AM Subscribe
Loving our new iPad 3, but it's adopted my iPhone's ID and hijacked my wife's along with it - I need some help getting two devices back to normal.
posted by jalexei to computers & internet (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I each have an iPhone 4 - My wife syncs her phone to our home MacBook, I sync mine to my work MacBook Pro, but we share one iTunes account (in my name) between the 4 devices.
Enter our new iPad 3 (wifi only model) - When it came we activated with our iTunes account, but had not plugged it into either laptop. As we were playing around, my wife texted my phone (via number, as she hadn't imported any contacts) from the iPad. It came through as having my name (which didn't necessarily surprise me as the iTunes account is in that name already) but when I replied it showed up on the iPad AND her phone. Now, her texts from her phone are showing up with my name, and any response is showing up on both her phone and the iPad. Texts from my phone are still in my name as they should be, but it's been very confusing having 3 devices all looking like my phone.
I then synced both her phone and the iPad - the MacBook is recognizing each device with its proper name, but her texts are still coming through both devices as having my name - Any ideas on how can I untether the iPad from our phones, and get my wife's phone back to showing up as my wife's? Thanks!