iPad Multiple User Accounts

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iMas70, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. iMas70 macrumors 65816

    Sep 4, 2012
    One thing that I wish the iPad had the ability to do is have multiple user accounts. Like on a desktop where different people can sign into their own accounts and not have access to other's accounts. My kids like to use my iPad and there are some things that I rather not have them get into.
  2. prism macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2006
    Next step, once they add the touch id on the ipad. Imagine switching user profiles with your fingerprint!
  3. technopimp macrumors 6502a

    Aug 12, 2009
    I'm sure Apple's preferred solution is you buy an iPad for every member of the household.

    See, you don't NEED the functionality you're asking for because you're doing it wrong.
  4. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    It would be very nice to have multiple users. One of the many limitations of iPads compared to a computer. I suppose Apple considers these to be personal devices and, as posted before, Apple thinks everyone should buy their own.
  5. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2009
    Edmonton, AB
    Even a "me" and "guest" account would be sufficient.

  6. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013

    me: iPad 4 128GB AT&T + iPad 4 128GB Verizon
    bro: iPad 3 64GB Wi-Fi
    mom: iPad 3 64GB Verizon
    dad: iPad 4 16GB Verizon
  7. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    That's a pretty good idea, or a guest mode, where all your private apps cannot be accessed. Basically I just don't want people going into mail, Facebook, etc.
  8. iMas70 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 4, 2012
    For me it's mainly my notes, photos, mail and Facebook.
  9. bobbba macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2008
    Would love it too but can't see Apple liking the idea.
  10. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

    Cool Pup

    Jun 18, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    I could see it as a feature for iOS 8. But, that's just speculation. If enough people ask for it they'll eventually add it.

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