Sharing of Apple IDs and Passwords

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I have been hearing some concerns especially within the 5th grade about students sharing Apple IDs and passwords.  So, I did some investigative work, scoured the internet (for about 2 minutes) and then called Apple Care.

Here is the scoop:

Once a purchase is made through the App Store or iTunes store, the purchaser has been granted the rights to download that app or song 4 more times (a total of 5) on any device that he/she chooses.

Where problems can occur is when a student gives the Apple ID and password to his or her friend and there is a credit card associated with that Apple ID.  If the student decides to purchase another app or song and he or she knows that password, the student could be charging his friend’s parent’s credit card.

Basically 2 things can be done…

1.  If a student wants to share an app with his friend, that student should take control of the iPad and type in the Apple ID and password for his friend and make sure that he/she logs out of the App /iTunes Store so that no further apps or songs can be purchased from that Apple ID.  Also, if there is an update to that app, the student will need to get the password from his/her friend to do the update.  Sounds like a big hassle to me!

Or..

2.  Don’t do it at all.

I hope this clears up and prevents some problems from happening in the future.

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