iPad Air Safari showing up on my Macbook.

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  1. Dave in Wales

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    I have an iPad Air 1 and I have recently bought a Macbook Pro.

    The problem is that when I go into either Safari or Chrome on the iPad an icon appears on the Macbook adjacent to, but not in, the Macbook dock, extreme left.

    When I hover the curser over the icon it comes up with 'Safari from iPad' and if I click it I get the same page that is showing on the iPad.

    I've obviously done something, but what, probably something to do with iCloud perhaps.

    My wife uses my iPad, although we have no secrets it's just very annoying.

    It may be sensible to give her the iPad and get her own Apple account, how would I go about that please, a link perhaps would be nice.

    Any suggestions gratefully received.

    Thanks in advance.

    Dave
     
  2. J. A.

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    This was a feature added with iOS 7:
    https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT202530

    If you don't want to see the tabs from another Apple device on the Macbook, remove the checkmark for Safari in Sytem Preferences - iCloud.
     
  3. Dave in Wales

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    Very many thanks, but I can't seem to get it to work.
     
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    Actually, it's part of iOS8/Yosemite's Continuity/Handoff feature.

    The simplest method would be to set up users with different iCloud accounts, and keep the same AppleID for purchases, etc. at the same time do the same for iMessage and FaceTime so that calls are not ringing on all devices when on the same network.

    It should be a matter of creating a second AppleID, then apply that to iCloud (iMessage and FaceTime) on your wife's devices.

    https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201309
     
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    On your MacBook, click the Apple icon at the top left, then select System Preferences, and go to iCloud. If there's a checkmark next to Safari, remove it.
    Force quit Safari afterwards and open it again.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    If you use Handoff, go to System Preferences > General and uncheck the Allow Handoff setting on your MacBook.
     
  7. Dave in Wales

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    Arggggghhhh....!

    Eighteen months ago I bought 2 x iPads and 2 x iPhones, one each for my wife and one each for me.
    In my infinite wisdom, to share apps and tunes I registered them all under ONE Apple ID.
    I've regretted it ever since.
     
  8. Dave in Wales

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    Yipeee..It worked, thanks a bunch.
     
  9. dhewson777

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    We have so many iOS devices in our household, most use my AppleID for purchases (apps, etc.) but I am always careful when it comes to iCloud, iMessage and FaceTime not to link my email address or phone numbers to any devices except my own. My daughters both have iPhones, so make sure only their numbers and emails are used on their devices.
     
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    To expand a bit on dhewson777's post:

    Each iPad can have a different iCloud account, even if the Apple ID's (iTunes Stores) remain the same. This allows you to share all your iTunes purchases while keeping separate email, calendar, and other iCloud synced information. It's still possible to share some things, like calendars, but it's an explicit choice, not automatic.

    More recently Apple has created a Family Sharing service that allows you to have completely different Apple ID's on each device, and still share most of your iTunes content.One of the benefits is that you can now create under 13 year old accounts, and apply appropriate controls. This is might be worth exploring in your situation.
     

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