1. train21reb's Avatar
    When setting up my little girls new iPad, I instinctively just entered my apple ID to set it up. But now I'm starting to question that. I obviously don't want any of my iMessages synced to her iPad and I'm not sure FaceTime would work correctly if grandparents wanted to FaceTime with her. Won't she need an email address to use iMessage and FaceTime? Are there any pros/cons to using my current apple ID for this iPad? What are the pros/cons for getting her own email address and apple ID?

    Thanks to everyone who reads and responds.
    12-24-2012 05:44 PM
  2. Ipheuria's Avatar
    you can use different Apple IDs one on the store for the apps. Then create a new one in iCloud for iMessage and Facetime or leave it not logged in.
    12-24-2012 05:57 PM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I have just that situation with minis for my 5 and 9 year olds.

    I would say yes, sign her up for her own Apple ID. That's what I did for my kids even though you do have to lie about their age when you sign up because the minimum age is 13. I didn't want their AppStore or iTunes Store linked to my Apple ID and therefore my credit card. If you want to let her purchase stuff, you can get an iTunes gift card and put the value of it on her account.

    Don't forget to put on parental restrictions. For instance, I left the App Store available for my 9 year old and disabled it for my 5 year old (at least for a little while she can come ask me when she wants something new and I might enable it when I see if she's being responsible about it). But even for the 9 year old I set the in-app purchase limit to ask for her password every time so that she's aware that she's spending money. I also set up the age and rating restrictions.
    12-24-2012 06:02 PM
  4. train21reb's Avatar
    So I go to iCloud.com on her iPad or my phone, sign in, then click create a new apple ID? I'm not totally clear on what you mean.
    12-24-2012 06:30 PM
  5. train21reb's Avatar
    I figured it out. Thanks for your suggestion! Worked perfectly!!!
    12-24-2012 07:02 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    If you're signed out of the App Store (go to the bottom of the page and click sign out), then click sign in, it should give you a choice to sign in with an existing apple ID or create a new one.
    12-24-2012 08:00 PM
  7. Janey_G's Avatar
    Both my kids have iPhones with their own user ID. I hold the password so there aren't any purchases made without me knowing.
    12-26-2012 08:40 AM
  8. fadumo10's Avatar
    Hi this I apple id is easy and thanks for no credit card its kind easy and by
    02-16-2013 10:01 PM
  9. Trinity Nare's Avatar
    I cant make an apple I'd on my iPod because every time Ido it says you can't make apple I'd because u didn't reach the ful age requiments and I put in April 6, 2001 which would make me 13 but it still says it j pit in my cousins date and he just turned 17 my sister is about to turn 16 and it still won't let me can someone please help me
    09-21-2014 06:45 AM
  10. jac101's Avatar
    Trinity if ur using safari u won't be able to make an Apple ID the second time if u failed the fist time due to the age problem....
    Because the ipod stores the web cache and the website will know u aren't actually 13 and they won't allow u to create a new Apple ID.... This is the similar case with google accounts too..
    To solve this just go to settings,safari,and clear ur web history and all caches if ur on ios 6
    On ios 7&8 tap on clear history & clear cookies & data and do the whole thing again... It might work 😊
    01-07-2015 10:43 AM

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