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dorsetfreelander



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iPhone feature

I came across something interesting this weekend. I have an iPhone 6 and I was given an iPhone 5. So i set the 5 up by deleting everything, new SIM card and decided to assign it to my existing iTunes account. OK so far and all working OK until I get a phone call whereupon both phones started ringing. So we do an experiment and find if you ring either of the numbers then both phones ring (could be embarrassing if you secret lover calls perhaps). After a bit of research I discover that this is actually a feature and if the phones are on the same wifi network then they communicate with each other using Facetime and call each other up.
You can turn it off or better still use another iTunes account, but what sort of an idiot thought that this should be the default? With talk of vehicle unlocking via your phone the mind boggles. 3 x FL1 2 manual + 1 auto no real problems
FL2 S 08 reg 100k no problems
FL2 S 10 reg Gearbox, clutch, throttle body, drive shaft, steering reservoir
FL2 GS 60 reg xfer box, diff and wheel bearings
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SYFL2



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Don’t get me started on Apple Big Cry

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iPhones can be troublesome and I often wonder how many "naughty" ones have been caught out by their partner. Trouble is if you link to one iTunes account then you can not only track where the other phone is but also you get each others photos!! I have three in my family all linked to one account as it is easier to manage, trouble I find is that despite making sure that all the phones do not share the numbers for facetime and messages etc, I still get my daughters works and friends calls showing on my phone, same for my wife. I find Apple a pain in the arse to be honest as downloading images etc via a PC never goes smooth as well as updating iTunes on my iPod, I now use an old iPod in the car as thats not full of fancy Apple software (too old to update) and it works a treat.

Apple charge a fortune then after a few years they stop updates to your stuff making them an expensive item as the apps wont work on older iPads and iPhones. But for some reason unlike Microsoft they are allowed to get away with it?????? 2014 Freelander 2 XS TD4
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Steve D



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I think if you linked three Android phones to one account you’d get the same problems. Do all three of you share an email, bank and credit card account as well - using the same logic, surely those accounts will be easier to manage too? Past: FL2 TD4 HSE Auto
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Volrider



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The only thing they share is the email and password for the iTunes account. 2014 Freelander 2 XS TD4
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dorsetfreelander



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I dug into this issue and it seems that the iPhones communicate with each other using a Facetime option which you can easily switch off but why have it on by default? It makes you wonder what else these things are up to. I have noticed recently that if I park the car and walk off then a few minutes later I get a message saying that the location of my car is on recorded on Maps.

Apparently the police are now getting deluged with stuff to go through as a lot of criminal evidence now involve CCTV, laptops and phones which can take days to trawl though and if it's going to be used in evidence a police officer has to be present. What a waste of resources. 3 x FL1 2 manual + 1 auto no real problems
FL2 S 08 reg 100k no problems
FL2 S 10 reg Gearbox, clutch, throttle body, drive shaft, steering reservoir
FL2 GS 60 reg xfer box, diff and wheel bearings
FL2 GS 11 reg gearbox ,hesitation, exhaust sensors, wiper stalk,
FL2 XS 14 reg SD4 Auto , door lock problem @ 29k

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pab



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I've just added a second phone to my account and I was asked during the set-up whether or not I wanted it added to the list of phones which communicate with one another. So for me the default was to ask.

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pelyma



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Volrider wrote:
iPhones can be troublesome and I often wonder how many "naughty" ones have been caught out by their partner. Trouble is if you link to one iTunes account then you can not only track where the other phone is but also you get each others photos!! I have three in my family all linked to one account as it is easier to manage, trouble I find is that despite making sure that all the phones do not share the numbers for facetime and messages etc, I still get my daughters works and friends calls showing on my phone, same for my wife. I find Apple a pain in the arse to be honest as downloading images etc via a PC never goes smooth as well as updating iTunes on my iPod, I now use an old iPod in the car as thats not full of fancy Apple software (too old to update) and it works a treat.

Apple charge a fortune then after a few years they stop updates to your stuff making them an expensive item as the apps wont work on older iPads and iPhones. But for some reason unlike Microsoft they are allowed to get away with it??????


Why not use family sharing? Works fine here. To the OP did you sign out of iCloud and set up as a new phone? We pass old phones around the family habitually and have never had this issue D4 HSE Lux for me
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How does family sharing work and what advantages does it have? 2014 Freelander 2 XS TD4
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pelyma



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You nominate the lead person, in my case me! My wife, daughter, son who doesn't live at home anymore and my sister (don't ask) are all party to the share. My daughter needs authorisation from me to buy anything, everyone else has their own payment methods. iCloud storage can be shared amongst us all, any app or music purchases made can be shared. Everyone has their own iCloud account but they are linked to make admin easier, I combine it with a family Apple Music subscription and have some calendars shared and others not. When we first had phones we used one iTunes account for my wife and I and that was a pain. The downsides I guess I can see where every device is, but we all use Find My Friends anyway.

https://www.apple.com/uk/family-sharing/ D4 HSE Lux for me
FL2 HSE Zermatt & Alpacca for the wife now gone
Skoda Yeti L&K for the wife.

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pelyma wrote:
Why not use family sharing? Works fine here. To the OP did you sign out of iCloud and set up as a new phone? We pass old phones around the family habitually and have never had this issue


Thumbs Up here also.....presently using my DiL’s old 6......been passed to her hubby first, then Mrs BB and now me......I always get the good stuff Rolling with laughter Regards

David

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