Getting daughter ipad/mac, what to do about iTunes?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lowonthe456, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. lowonthe456 macrumors 6502

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    As stated, I will be buying either an older iMac or iPad for my daughter for XMas. My concern is about her buying songs and apps on iTunes.

    I have an iPhone 4 and a 2011 MBP (lion). I have it set so if I buy from my iphone it downloads to my Mac (and vice versa). I don't want her purchases doing this and I don't want my purchases auto downloading to her machine.

    SHould I make her a separate account? Can I use the same credit card for this account?

    How are people handling situations like these?

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  2. Mike in Kansas macrumors 6502a

    Mike in Kansas

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    It's time for her to have her own iTunes account. In order to activate an account, you need to link it to a credit card or iTunes gift card. If you are concerned that she may make purchases you don't want her to, open the account with an iTunes gift card with a denomination you are OK with. She can then reload the account by purchasing new gift cards.
     
  3. thatisme macrumors 6502

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    either set up her own account or enable restrictions in the General section of Settings, and password protect access to the App store.
     

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