1. Jimbos Jumbos's Avatar
    I recently started a new job. I was issued an iphone. I want to be able to add apps, so I need to associate an itunes account to this phone. Does anyone know if I associate my itunes account on the company iphone (we use an exchange server). Will the company be able to access my itunes account. I am not going to install anything on the phone that might be considered "bad". but I know that I have downloaded questionable apps in the past that still show in my itunes history.

    I guess I am curious to know what the company can see

    Can they access my entire music files, or just the ones on the phone
    can they access all of my apps associated to my account, or just the ones that I install on the company phone
    Can they access data on any of those apps?

    Here is an example. I have downloaded other browsers in the past (mercury, chrome, etc). I am sure that I have looked at porn through those browsers. Even if I never install them on the work phone, can the company know see any info.

    What if I viewed porn from safari (I dont think I have, but I might have???) would that history from my personal phone, show on my work phone?
    12-23-2013 10:21 AM
  2. iEd's Avatar
    As far as I know the iPhone will only sync with one iTunes account. Is the company iPhone already synced to a iTunes account? If so it can't be synced to your account unless the company allows you to restore as new it then it can be synced to your.
    12-23-2013 10:35 AM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    If you want to view porn, use your own phone... it's your employer's phone - they have the right to see anything and everything done on it, capabilities to do so are irrelevant... just operate under the assumption that they can, and do look over your shoulder at everything you do.
    12-23-2013 10:37 AM
  4. iEd's Avatar
    To the OP. If you have a personal iPhone what's the point of using the company iPhone for personal reasons?
    12-23-2013 10:50 AM
  5. DayThyme's Avatar
    I guess I am curious to know what the company can see
    Companies can install software on their phones to monitor an employee's activity on the phone. None of us can tell you if such software is installed on your phone. It is best to not use your employer's phone for personal recreation.

    I know it seems like a perk to get a company phone, but then it is not your phone so you really need to be careful what you do with it. Many companies if they fire you, they give you no notice and confiscate any company property you have on the spot so you wouldn't have the chance to erase anything from the device if you were fired.

    It's just not worth it to look at porn with or otherwise try to download personal apps to a company phone.
    12-23-2013 10:55 AM
  6. Jimbos Jumbos's Avatar
    Sorry, I guess I wasnt clear.

    I am an outside sales rep. I do not have a company office to do my work. I will be doing much of my work from my laptop and my company iphone.

    There is no other itunes account associated to this work phone. If I want to install any apps, or back up the phone, I need to associate an itunes account. It would be easier if I could use my personal account, since there are apps that I have already paid for, that I might want to install on the work phone.

    I have apps that I would like to install on the company phone to make my job easier. For example, I would like a mileage tracking app.
    I carry my personal iphone with me, so I use that for my personal information and personal apps.
    I do not make it a habbit of surfing porn. I was stating that (in the 5 years that I have had my personal itunes account), I probably have viewed porn at some point. Will that history show on the work phone if I associate my personal itunes account with the work phone.

    I do not think the company installed any tracking apps on the iphone. I do not see anything on this phone other than the standard iphone apps. I was more concerned about apps that might be installed on the server. Or if there are ways for the company to see what I might have purchased from itunes in the past (for my personal phone). Can the company see any information about those apps
    12-23-2013 11:31 AM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Yhey should not be able to see your browsing history unless you are on their wifi network. You should be able to use your personal iTunes account with no issues. They will not know or see the password for it. Of course they could require you to give the phone or acct info to them and see if hat way, but if you are just login ending using your personal acct to download apps and such you should be fine.
    12-23-2013 12:35 PM
  8. iEd's Avatar
    As long as you keep the company phone clean I don't think you have anything to worry about. But if it were me I wouldn't mix personal info with business.
    Do want you want on your personal phone but keep the company phone sterile. Use a mileage tracking app on your personal phone and print the report for the company. Sometimes you gotta keep things simple to avoid trouble.
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    12-23-2013 12:51 PM
  9. DayThyme's Avatar
    I am an outside sales rep. I do not have a company office to do my work. I will be doing much of my work from my laptop and my company iphone.
    the thing I would be worried about is if you are fired and they take the device from you on the spot. When we fire people, we do that with all computer equipment. We don't issue company phones, though.
    12-23-2013 07:39 PM

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