Sending kid to college...keep on my iTunes account?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by slothdog, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. slothdog macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2010
    Currently in my household, we have multiple Macs and iPods and iPads, but all iTunes and App Store purchases are made through a single iTunes account to keep things centralized. The problem is, I'll be sending one of my kids off to college in the fall with her own iPod and MacBook Air. So now I'm facing the question of whether to keep her on my iTunes account (which would basically mean giving her my password to she can update and buy new apps), or signing her up for her own iTunes account (and thus need to re-buy whatever apps/music she needs). Any suggestions, or is there a third (legal and kosher) option I'm missing?
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    Get her her own iTunes account for new purchases, and let her authorize her computer to play your purchases. They're not all going into the same library anymore, no need to have them all on one account.
  3. Daffodil macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2011
    In a sunny state of mind
    ^This. That way she can still access her old music, but can get new things for herself without you having to share the user login. And if you should need the authorization for another of your home computers, you can deauthorize it easily.
  4. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    Wouldn't just letting her have her own library and account be more logical? I don't see why you would need to be overseer of all actions made on iTunes... for organization that makes sense but it's just content; there's no reason why each computer shouldn't have it's own library, profile, and account.

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