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  1. Jamie Buchanan's Avatar
    My wife and I had two Nokia Lumia 900's and used the same Microsoft ID without any problems. We just upgraded our phones (Lumia 1020 and 1520) and would like to continue using the same Microsoft ID so we can share the same calendar and contacts. The only problem I'm seeing is that texts to either one of us are showing up on both phones. This wasn't a problem with WP 7.8. Is there a way to rectify the situation and still be able to use the same account on both phones?
    peepsite likes this.
    12-03-2013 09:19 AM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    That's extremely strange. Perhaps there's an issue with the SIM card. You could call AT&T and make sure your account was setup correctly when upgrading.
    12-03-2013 09:27 AM
  3. Pete's Avatar
    It's because text messages are synced as messages to the outlook.com account used for the Microsoft Id

    There's no way around this except to create a new Microsoft Id for one of the phones (there's no need to sync email/calendar items for this account if you don't want to). If you want to share contact/calendar information, add the common email address to the other phone as a second Hotmail/Outlook.com account.
    Bartdog likes this.
    12-03-2013 09:31 AM
  4. Jamie Buchanan's Avatar
    That must be something new in WP8 compared to WP7.8. We didn't experience this issue before.
    12-03-2013 09:55 AM
  5. Pete's Avatar
    Yes. There was no text message backup in WP7.x.
    12-03-2013 10:01 AM
  6. MDboyz's Avatar
    Are you sure you use text mobile? If you use messenger text, you will get it on both phones, because they have the same MS account.
    12-03-2013 10:03 AM
  7. Jamie Buchanan's Avatar
    What if I turn off text message backup? Would that solve the problem?
    jonathanrn likes this.
    12-03-2013 10:04 AM
  8. Pete's Avatar
    To be honest, that didn't occur to me. Give it a go, it wouldn't hurt.
    12-03-2013 10:05 AM
  9. tk-093's Avatar
    I think your only option is to turn off text message backup on both your phones.

    Something else to think about is the automatic picture upload to Skydrive. Pictures you take will show up on her phone and pictures she takes will show up on yours if you have automatic backup turned on. If you take a selfie with your girlfriend, that could be a bad thing. :)
    DavidinCT likes this.
    12-03-2013 10:07 AM
  10. Jamie Buchanan's Avatar
    I just recieved a text from a store that sends texts to my wife. I never received these before.
    12-03-2013 10:07 AM
  11. tk-093's Avatar
    I just recieved a text from a store that sends texts to my wife. I never received these before.
    I don't think you're recieving that text in the traditional sense. I think she is getting it, and it is being backed up to the cloud and then synced down to your inbox.
    12-03-2013 10:09 AM
  12. Jamie Buchanan's Avatar
    I'll try turning off the text backup on both phones when we get home from work. I'm ok w/ the pictures being available on both phones. I could see where that could cause trouble for some people though...
    12-03-2013 10:10 AM
  13. Jamie Buchanan's Avatar
    That's what I'm thinking also. If I turn off text message backup then I would think that wouldn't happen anymore.
    Tictac1977 likes this.
    12-03-2013 10:11 AM
  14. dazr87's Avatar
    yeah, i agree with the other guys here. turn of sms backup on both devices and you should be good to go :)
    12-03-2013 12:15 PM
  15. foxbat121's Avatar
    Or you can use the Family room feature of WP8 to share calendar instead of sharing the same Microsoft account.
    HeyCori, neo158, Noahma and 1 others like this.
    12-03-2013 02:13 PM
  16. neo158's Avatar
    I have one question, why not use separate Microsoft IDs?

    You could export the contacts on your phone and import them on hers then you both have the same contacts. Granted she'll lose her text messages but that's a small price to pay. This would also mean you can keep text message backup enabled on both phones.

    For the shared calendar, seeing as you both use WP8, you could use the most underrated feature called Family Room. That means you can have more than just a shared calendar. It also gives you shared photos, notes and chat.
    12-03-2013 02:21 PM
  17. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Or you can use the Family room feature of WP8 to share calendar instead of sharing the same Microsoft account.
    This makes too much sense. Stop it.
    hopmedic and DavidinCT like this.
    12-03-2013 02:22 PM
  18. WavingReds's Avatar
    This makes too much sense. Stop it.
    no. Let them going!!!
    12-03-2013 02:23 PM
  19. Reflexx's Avatar
    I have a feeling that they may also want to purchase apps once and both use them.

    It would be nice if there was some sort of family plan for buying apps.
    12-03-2013 02:50 PM
  20. tk-093's Avatar
    Same for XBox Music. They need a "family" share plan for XBox Music. Having four XBox Music devices tied to one email is pointless.
    jonathanrn likes this.
    12-03-2013 03:13 PM
  21. neo158's Avatar
    I have a feeling that they may also want to purchase apps once and both use them.

    It would be nice if there was some sort of family plan for buying apps.
    All the OP has stated is that they want to share the calendar and contacts not apps ;)
    12-03-2013 03:22 PM
  22. tk-093's Avatar
    Yeah if shared calendar and contacts is all you want, then just create a second live account and add that to each device. BAM. Problem solved.
    12-03-2013 03:26 PM
  23. neo158's Avatar
    Yeah if shared calendar and contacts is all you want, then just create a second live account and add that to each device. BAM. Problem solved.
    Or this:

    "You could export the contacts on your phone and import them on hers then you both have the same contacts. Granted she'll lose her text messages but that's a small price to pay. This would also mean you can keep text message backup enabled on both phones.

    For the shared calendar, seeing as you both use WP8, you could use the most underrated feature called Family Room. That means you can have more than just a shared calendar. It also gives you shared photos, notes and chat."

    that I posted earlier. Using the same Microsoft ID introduces issues like the one the OP explained that both phones receive the same text messages from the backup.
    12-03-2013 03:30 PM
  24. Noahma's Avatar
    Or you can use the Family room feature of WP8 to share calendar instead of sharing the same Microsoft account.
    My wife and I use our own created room, along with a family room etc. so we have our own private area, and our family area. The room feature is just plain awesome. Very under rated feature.
    neo158 likes this.
    12-03-2013 11:13 PM
  25. jonathanrn's Avatar
    The solution is to turn off text messaging backup. :-)
    12-04-2013 09:38 PM
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