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Title: Ipod Touch registration issue
Post by: Stardragon on December 25, 2011, 10:15 PM
I bought my son an iPod Touch for Christmas and we've run across a problem.  Registration with iTunes seems to require a credit card of some kind and we can't find a way around this.  At 16 he doesn't have one and I'm sure as (bleep) not using mine.  He can't even download free apps or games.  Does anyone have experience with this that can help?

Ron


Title: Re: Ipod Touch registration issue
Post by: tpatter on December 25, 2011, 10:23 PM
My whole family uses my appleId.  The downside is that they need to know your password in order to install items (free or not); the upside is that you only pay for apps and music once for all devices on the account.   I can see pluses either way.  My kids must ask me before they buy anything and you can see your invoices at any time, but they could choose to just order without asking.

I think that you can setup an I'd without a credit card - sounds like you cannot?


Title: Re: Re: Ipod Touch registration issue
Post by: DD on December 25, 2011, 10:30 PM
Prepaid credit card?


Title: Re: Ipod Touch registration issue
Post by: Ca Ike on December 26, 2011, 01:38 AM
You don't need to provide a CC right away.  When you go into the app store and get one of the free apps it will ask you to provide a payment method.  Just pick the "none" option.  As long as your getting the free apps just keep selecting the None option and you'll be fine but if you buy an app then you will have to provide a CC.  A good way to get around that if you want to let your son buy stuff is to get him Itunes gift cards or let him buy his own gift cards to use.  YOU need to make sure your Itunes is up to date though.  (http://imgcache.ifans.com/forums/imgcache/16022.png)


Tom's Idea is also a good one and works well as long as your son doesn't figure out your pasword :P


Title: Re: Ipod Touch registration issue
Post by: Allen Carter on December 26, 2011, 10:21 AM
My girls had a bunch of iPods over the years using only gift cards. Only drawback is that if several people use the same iTunes library with different IDs things can get complicated


Title: Re: Ipod Touch registration issue
Post by: Stardragon on December 31, 2011, 09:44 AM
Thank you all for your advice.  The problem for me was that I wasn't getting a "none" option when it came to entering a credit card.  I eventually caved and used one to register and was able to remove it from my account profile afterward.

Ron


Title: Re: Ipod Touch registration issue
Post by: Ca Ike on December 31, 2011, 11:09 PM
YEa thats been a big complaint is the fact that there is no option not to save CC info when you register.  I think there is something in the parental controls for minor accounts but not having kids myself (yes I refuse to grow up :P) I don't deal with those.