App store puchaes

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by xero9, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. xero9 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 7, 2006
    So this may partly be my fault, but who knows..

    So I have an iPhone and my mother has an iPhone. While I was waiting for my iPhone 5s I sold my iPhone 5 and have been using a BlackBerry during this time. I don't care for regular texting, and I was lucky enough to have a lifetime Whatsapp subscription, so I thought I could get that for her as well.

    I had her log into my iTunes account on her phone and download Whatsapp. Afterwards, she signed out of mine and back into hers. All was well I assumed.

    Today, I get an email from Apple saying an app has been downloaded on a previously unused device from my account. My first thought was that someone managed to gain access to my account, but after talking to her, it was an app she just downloaded.

    The strange part is, she used HER credentials. So how the heck is this showing up under my account? If I go in to my purchase history, it shows this app.

    Any one have any experience with this and how to prevent it from happening in the future? This seems pretty ridiculous that if someone enters with their password that it gets applied to's account.
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Your phone is only supposed to be linked to one account. Not only is it wrong to try to get past this by using your account on her phone, but it also seems to have screwed something up.
  3. xero9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 7, 2006
    Really? I've done this with my wife's phone as well as sister in laws phone. I thought that was how one shared apps with their family member's phone.

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