How to use iTunes store card on Family share

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  1. SDAVE macrumors 68040

    SDAVE

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    Hi im the main account holder and I have 3 other people. I don't want them to use my credit card for purchases.

    I bought 1 iTunes store gift card for $25 and want to use that on one of the users.

    How do I get them to use that instead of my card?

    Thanks!
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    If memory serves, even if you add a gift card to your account and it's credited, it will still automatically charge to your credit/debit card. I'm not sure if it's different these days, though.

    The workaround for this is adding the gift card, then removing your card details and selecting 'None'. From there you can guarantee that the purchase will be credited to the gift card, and you can add the credit card back in later.

    I'm sure another poster will be able to clarify if there's an easier way to do this!
     
  3. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So does that mean I personally have to add the gift card myself instead of my credit card? Or can individuals do it?

    The only reason I have family share is to save money on Apple Music.
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    I imagine individuals can add it, though I'd certainly remove your credit card details before encouraging they do that.
     
  5. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    When you're the holder of the account iTunes won't let you remove the credit card. It requires an active credit card on file.
     
  6. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    There's an option for 'None' that you can click. :)

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  7. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    yes I know, but it won't let me when there's a family plan. see below.

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  8. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Oh, I see - I wasn't aware that wouldn't work on a family plan. I'm sorry for having mislead you there, my apologies.
     
  9. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Maybe the best bet is is for me (the primary holder of the plan) is to just have others in the plan send me money if they are going to buy anything. Or I can just use a gift card instead of my credit card. I never buy anything off the App Store.
     

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