Setup for children?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by vhl71, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. vhl71 macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2009
    All of us in our family use the same appleid across our devices.

    Now that I bought an iphone 5C for my child, I'd still like to set up with the same apple id but a different icloud email account for her. How do i do that?

    There seem to be no way of creating just an icloud email account for her. I have to create an AppleID for her which i dont want to do yet (plus she is not 13 yet)

    I dont want to use gmail. Right now i can create an email alias under my apple id, but then i get all her emails as well.

    The main reason is to use this icould email id for imessage, facetime and email for my child.
  2. fivedots macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2011
    Ignoring her being < 13, why do you not want to create an Apple ID for her and set her up as a family member/child and you as a parent? Then you can share apps and approve purchases, etc.

    I don't think you have an alternative.
  3. vhl71, Sep 24, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2014

    vhl71 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2009
    How do i create an apple id for her? Should I say she is 13??
    also when i try to create an apple id for her, it says primary email address needs to be a non apple email id. Does this mean i've to create a gmail or some other account for her first?

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