Hiding/filtering Amazon kindle purchases

Discussion in 'iPad' started by brainwave89, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. brainwave89 macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2006
    Both my ten-year old son and I have iPad's. We both use the same iTunes account and have the Amazon Kindle app on both of them. Is there any way to hide any of the books I purchase in the Amazon Kindle app on his iPad?

    This is just in case I purchase a book that would not be suitable for him but suitable for me.

    Thank you for looking.
  2. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    just make sure you have different Amazon accounts linked to eat iPad and you would be fine. Remember Amazon and Apple are 2 different networks so the kindle App would be linked to your stuff on your account and his stuff on his account on each of your respective iPads.
  3. thesiren macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2011
    outer space
    By "books", are we talking porn? Cuz...really...what else could possibly be so bad that you'd need to hide it? Surely even the most salacious romance novels aren't that harmful. Words are just words. Let the limitations of his own imagination be his censor.
  4. PaulWog Suspended

    Jun 28, 2011
    Words can get quite graphic if they are truly geared toward a pornographic style. I'd link you to what I mean, but I don't think that would be appropriate (google is amazing... I don't read that kind of stuff, but I googled an example).
  5. thesiren macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2011
    outer space
    Well yeah, of course words can be graphic. That's what makes Letters to Penthouse so entertaining... :rolleyes: but that's a magazine. Dad's worried about "books". Unless Dad is buying porn or pornographic novels, most salacious or violent passages in books will be found buried deep within the chapters, long after a child's attention span has fizzled.

    Besides, loads of graphic anything can be found on the internet, and all with just a simple google search, like you said.

    So if this boy has an iPad, doesn't that mean he has access to the internet as well? I guess my point is, surely whatever Dad is reading can't be all that "inappropriate" compared to the stuff that's just a google search away.
  6. LanEvo macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2010
    I didn't know that Kindle sold Porn mags or any of the sort through this service, do they? I can understand the more sexual/erotic novels and stuff, but graphically... I did not know.
  7. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

    Apr 27, 2005
    Allow me to be the first one to actually answer OP's question. No, you can't hide/filter books as far as I'm aware. I wanted to do this, too, because I also share my Kindle account with other iDevice users in my family. I just decided to live with it.
  8. tmarks11 macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2010
    I wishthey would allow you to permanently delete/hide stuff in the archived books section.

    Not becaue of porn, but there are several "self published" SF novels that I boughtthat are truely horrible... Not worth y $2, that is for sure. I reread old books, and I would rather not waste the time reading two chapters or so before I start to remember why I stopped reading it to begin with.

    I also wish netflix would allow you to delete the watch instantly history, but not because of SF novels...
  9. Hammie macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2009
    Wash, DC Metro
    Kindle needs to add collections. Therefore, each family member could have their own set of books. I rarely use Kindle. iBooks has been great for my wife and I if we both want to read the same book, but not share our iPads with each other. ;)

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