Family pack sub-account: can the master account holder delete my account?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Piz!, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Piz! macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2010
    Hi everyone,

    I have a free One-year subscription to MobileMe as my exboyfriend worked at the apple store and received a free family pack when he commenced work. He is the master account holder and I have a sub account. Now that we've broken up he has turned out to be a bit crazy and my concern is that he will either have access to my account or delete it altogether. So my questions are:

    1. Does he have access to my MobileMe account?
    2. Does he have the power to delete my MobileMe account and if he does, will I at least get a warning before it happens?

    Any advice would be appreciated!
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    He can access your accunt and cancel it without warning. This is also why one would want to refrain from buying into some "family pack" MM plan they sell on ebay for next to nothing.

    Move your saved mail, if applicable. Get a new email account not tied to anyone, and tell your friends and family of the change.
  3. iammike1 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2007
    Columbia MD
    I can't say for a fact but I would assume he could immediately wipe out your account and the only warning involved will be when MM ask him "Are You Sure".

    Wait for someone to answer that knows for sure but I doubt your subaccount is safe at the moment.
  4. BroadcastDoc macrumors 6502


    Nov 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Unequivocally yes! He can wipe it out or change the password and access anything saved it it. I strongly recommend that you get everything out of there sooner, rather than later.
  5. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    OP, here is what you should do and fast:

    1. Go to eBay.

    2. Look for MobileMe for $60 or less. Make sure it says something like individual pack 20GB storage. Avoid single accounts, sub-accounts, family packs, 5GB storage.

    3. Once purchased and the code received via email (instant) and/or post (3-5 days), go to step 4.

    4. Go to and select second option (Apply to an existing account).

    5. Follow instructions.

    Good luck!
  6. Piz! thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2010

    Thanks everyone for the speedy responses!! Haha i am so paranoid now but I'm going to start backing everything up asap

    Oh and this means he can also track my whereabouts using the find my iPhone/iPad application doesn't it? Haha..fml.
  7. Playgear macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2010
    Was just thinking to myself, why has nobody else said the most dangerous part of this?

    Theoretically he could be tracking you. Turn that setting OFF in your MobileMe account settings on your iPhone & iPad.

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