Set up iPod without email address

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Dino F, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Dino F macrumors 68020

    Dino F

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    I'm buying my 8 year old boy an iPod Touch, mainly because he likes to play the many kids games you can get on the App Store (Angry Birds, etc!)

    He obviously doesn't own an email account of any kind so my question is this: how would I set up a brand new iPod Touch, so that he can purchase Apps using iTunes Vouchers(bought by family & friends) as opposed to putting in an email address which has a credit card linked to it?
     
  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

    wrinkster22

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    its not obvious. Many people get emails at that age. (not to bash you or anything I applaud you!)

    Make an email (they are free) that only you know the password and use that as the setup email.
     
  3. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68020

    Dino F

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    Ok - that sounds like good advice, thanks ;)

    ! I take it then that it's not possible to set up an iPod without an email address of some kind then?
     
  4. iLaughingSaint macrumors newbie

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    correct you must have an email to set it up

    I suggest you use yours since it is essentially on your account.
     
  5. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    Use it on your account, and then set up a restriction so he can't download apps on his own.
     
  6. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Well, you need an Apple ID to buy apps, which requires an email address to create. Good luck!
     

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