Restricting app sharing

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Belnav, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Belnav macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2012
    My 8 yr old daughter needs an iPad for school next year. I want to be able to access all of the apps she will be using for school on my iPad, but don't want her to be able to access all of my apps on her iPad. (Nor do i want her to be able to access my music, movies, emails, contacts, calendar, etc). How do I accomplish this?

    I do not currently use iCloud as my iPad is the only compatible device I own (just throwing this in in case it is relevant).
  2. Beta Particle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2012
    1. Set up her iPad with your Apple ID for the App Store ID.
    2. Enable iCloud on both devices (I recommend this for automatic backups anyway) giving her iPad her own ID—I’m fairly sure that you can use a different iCloud ID from the Store ID.
    3. Disable automatic book/music/app downloads on her device, but enable it on yours. (Settings app, store section)
    4. Purchase/download books/apps as necessary on her iPad, and they should automatically show up on yours. Purchases made on your device, will not show up on her device though.
    5. Do not give her your Apple ID’s password so that she cannot download anything off your account.
    6. Go through the restrictions section of the iPad settings and set it up as you see fit. Disable adding/removing apps, require passwords immediately after making a purchase, rather than the standard 15 minutes, disable access to YouTube or apps with age requirements etc.

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