Family sharing child account

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Tzuten, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. Tzuten macrumors 6502

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    I just purchased an iPhone for my daughter and wanted to set her up a child account on my iTunes account. However when it wants a credit card to verify I'm an adult. I have my debit card that has a visa logo that had been associated to the account for years. I got rid of my credit cards. Had anyone found a way around this? Thanks
     
  2. lemieuxfan67 macrumors member

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    Since your debit card has the VISA logo on it, it can be used as a credit card. iTunes will see your VISA debit card in iTunes like a regular VISA credit card.
     
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Yeah, that card should work? Try inputting it again?

    Anyway, I turned on sharing a few days ago and turned it off yesterday. It was asking me if I wanted to allow my brother to download a free game over and over. The whole point is for us to be able to share content, and it just works too much like a babysitting tool at this point.

    So I'd advise you to not bother right now unless you want to see her photos and use Find My iPhone.
     
  4. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I made my wife "parent/guardian" and I never get a pop up. This way it's not longer babysitting. I think it's set as a default that anyone you add is a kid, so you have to change it to "parent/guardian" yourself.
     
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Of course. I don't trust my brother with my credit card though! :p
     
  6. Tzuten thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok well it is pretty much confirmed that debit cards even with a visa logo will not work. So I tried to load a prepaid American express card that I have and it allowed me to add a child account that way.

    I guess in some ways it may be better given the constant security concerns. Only hassle is that it can take upwards of 5 days to load cash from my bank account to the AMX.
     

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