Thursday, August 29, 2019

Missing Family Support

Michael Potuck:

As you’ve probably heard by now, Apple isn’t offering the option of getting an additional Apple Card for a second user. If you’re in a relationship, that means both you and your significant other have to fill out separate applications for Apple Card on iPhone or iPad which if approved, will be tied to your Apple ID.

And then, since there’s no Web interface, I guess you need to borrow their phone every time you want to update the shared family financial records.

Matt Birchler:

Apple Photos would also benefit from a lot of family-oriented updates. it’s ridiculous that I can easily access any app my wife has bought on the App Store but there’s no way for me to get a photo she took without her manually sharing it with me (via album or more often iMessage)

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I've been sharing my Apple ID with s/o for many years, works just fine. We use different iMessage and FaceTime accounts, but we got all of our family pictures in the same cloud, we automatically share our calendar, we use reminders for our shopping list, etc. Best hack ever, may it never stop working.

CK, s/o and I do this too. Agree it works great, although it creates some problems requiring workarounds: 1) Only one of us can report location to our friends in Find My Friends (although we can find each other using Find My iPhone); 2) "hey Siri" is inconsistent if both our iphones are in earshot because Siri tries to be smart and only respond on one device. There are other problems too and I feel like it's only a matter of time before this doesn't work anymore.

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