who uses your ipad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sjleworthy, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. sjleworthy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2008
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    me. me only. only me. I've nothing 'dodgy' to hide, but i consider my ipad an extension of my soul. it's very personal and i store my life on it, both in business and personal terms. i'm also well aware I've a mini-mortgage in my hands when using it, so another reason i wont let anyone else touch it.

    luckily my wife hasn't any 'tech' interest (unless we're both shopping or film viewing in bed on it), and i dont have any kids (again, thank the Lord ;) ). and if the relatives do come around and want to play they use the ipad2. if i ever need to demo on it or display stuff to others, it's me doing the button pressing and holding.

    i used to want user account capabilities on the ipad for different users, but these days i dont see the point.

    The Pencil is never more than inches from my hand, and the keyboard has my sandwich and coffee stains over it.

    I dont consider myself mean or ocd, but where the ipad is concerned stay away!
  2. bigdog5142 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    I have a wife and two daughters...and I use my iPad Pro. VERY seldom so I allow one of my girls to use it, but they do once in a blue moon. 99% of the time I'm the only one to use my iPad Pro. My wife has an iPad Mini 2 and my girls share an iPad Mini 1. They do well with those.
  3. Kermit262 macrumors 6502


    Sep 16, 2014
    Central Ohio
    Anyone in my family can use my iPad, provided I'm not using it. And I love my iPad, but it's just that I'm happy to share it too. Anymore though everyone has their own iDevice, so the situation doesn't come up to often.
  4. Commy1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2013
    My girlfriend and myself. She uses it for drawing and stuff, while its my main computing device.
  5. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Me and me alone. I barely trust myself, not trusting them. If anyone expressed interest, I'd buy them one.

    Wife uses her iPhone and her laptop.

    Daughter (15) uses her iPod touch and laptop.

    Son (10) uses my iPhone about once a week for games and a hand me down laptop.
  6. ssledoux macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2006
    Down south
    Me. I will occasionally let a grandchild touch it, but I've bought them all their own iPad minis, so that is a RARE occurrence.
  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I have a wife and two daughters, and all three use my iPad at any given time. Yes, all three have their own, but it seems mine is always close by for them to use.
  8. rui no onna, Apr 11, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2016

    rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Most of the time, just me. Everyone in the household has their own (my old iPads get passed down to family members when I upgrade). That said, I do wish iOS had a guest mode or at least the ability to set "Personal" and "Work" profiles.
  9. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Just me. No one else has a reason to use it.
  10. temna macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2008
    Just me, and occasionally the voices, depending on how tired I am.. :oops:

    Of course my wife and daughter have their own iPad minis..
  11. Simacca macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2008
    UK, South East.
    99% me. I like to keep my stuff in pristine condition.
  12. tom504 macrumors regular


    Oct 17, 2009
    everyone in my family has a variety of their own stuff and no need to use anyone else's.
  13. mlovergaard macrumors 6502


    Jan 28, 2011
    New York City
    Since I live alone I am the only one who uses my iPad, when my parents visit, they all have their own devices. And I agree with the OP, my iPad is almost an extension of my soul, so I am not sure I would want my parents to use my iPad.
  14. go ipad macrumors member

    go ipad

    Oct 25, 2012
    Anyone in my family use my iPad when I'm not using it. Well, come to think of it that's not true. It's actually the other way that I am using it when my family is not using it.
  15. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I bought her one of her own so . . . . we have an arrangement!
  16. Capt T macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2010
    Mostly me. There are a few I let use it for specific things. Example I have a client, when on site, if one of their clients walks up talking about scheduling I will open it up to what they are discussing and hand it over to my client to discuss. Otherwise mostly me.
  17. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    Only me and that's the way I like it. I don't like anyone else using my tech devices including my iPad, iPhone and MacBook Pro. I live with my parents who have their own MacBook Air and iPad Mini 1 to use. I don't trust anyone with my tech devices including family members.
  18. mgipe macrumors demi-god


    Oct 6, 2009
    In terms of "personal identity distance", I think an iPad is similar to a wallet for most people. One person owns it and maintains primary control, but there may be times when others are given access.

    You wouldn't hand over your wallet to a stranger or even a co-worker, but your spouse is different (Hey, honey, do you have $20 to pay for the Girl Scout cookies? Look in my purse, dear. I just went to the bank.) However, you don't normally take your spouse's wallet to work with you.

    Some people open their wallet to show others pictures of their grandchildren, while others zealously keep the contents to themselves (strictly for personal protection, ahem.)

    There are times when the contents are shared with outsiders. (I'll pay with my Visa.) (Do you take Apple Pay?) (Can I see some ID, please?)
  19. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
    Just me and TheRealAlex. My wife and family use them if they want to or I am not using them.
  20. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
  21. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
  22. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    There is one simple rule in my family: DONT EVER touch my iPhone/iPad/iPod/Mac ... Never ever ...

    Mainly because my wife tend to drop things and the sticky finger of my son soon convert anything in an untouchable surface
  23. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2013
    No one, just me, same goes all of my devices.

    If it's not me using it, no one is touching it.

    I don't trust people to use my things, I've had bad experiences in the past when I allowed others to use my stuff.
  24. koolmagicguy macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2012
    New York
    I'd like my free iPad please. :)
  25. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    Usually just me. I'm very picky about nicks and scratches.

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