iPad user accounts

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dekka007, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. dekka007 macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2009
    Has it been established it will have user accounts?

    I think it is a feature that is really needed. I for one was going to buy a several and leave them around the house. ie one sitting on the coffee table to grab and another for example that lives in the kitchen.

    Problem is I want it usable by everyone who needs to use the internet too look something up or change the music However I don't want that person to have access to my email etc.
  2. Dale Cooper macrumors regular

    Dale Cooper

    Sep 20, 2005
    Yeah, this has been a concern for me too. I read somewhere (Gizmodo possibly) that when they tried out the iPad after the event, they found a "Profiles" setting that the Apple representative couldn't explain - I'm hoping this could be something like an account-system.

    The question is, if it is possible to set up several accounts or profiles, what will be included? Will music be shared? Pictures? Documents? And how would you sync it with iTunes?
  3. andyOSX macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    Profiles are already on the iphone, they are just configuration profiles you can download to the device to set up networking stuff. IE my university has a profile that will set up mail to access their email servers, set up WiFi to access their secure wireless network and set up VPN support for accessing the VPN on your iphone when not on the network. They are just for making set up easy and streamlined.
  4. huskyte macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2010
    Dottikon (CH)
    I was puzzled myself as this is a big concern to me with my iPhone already: How do you make sure, a "guest" can use it, but not mess around with private data.

    And I definitely hoped for the ones trying the iPad after the event to give information about the settings menu. This would be interesting! But so far... no word.
  5. kultschar macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2010
    Sorry to dig up an old thread but I really hope that user accounts / profiles are possible in this iPad!!

    My missus will kill me if I get my own iPad as she really wants one but I can't afford 2 lol!!

    Profiles would be really cool and i would be happy to share mine if we could setup diff accounts!

    Im guessing this prob wont happen as syncing in itunes would require some major changes for each account/profile!!

    Gotta be something for the future though surely?????

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