What happens to an Apple ID when a child turns 13?

What happens to an Apple ID when a child turns 13?

When your child reaches the age of 13 (or the equivalent minimum age in your jurisdiction), they will be able to keep their account without taking part in Family Sharing. If you have enabled iTunes Gift Cards on their account, these will still work when they turn 13. These cards can also be used by anyone over the age of 13 as long as they have a means of entering an eligible credit card's full number (including expiration date) during checkout.

How old do you have to be to have an Apple ID?

With Family Sharing, you can create an Apple ID for a child under 13. * This allows them to participate in Family Sharing and use other Apple services such as iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, and Game Center. To participate in family sharing, all family members must have their own Apple ID. Children under 13 can't create an Apple ID on their own.

You may establish an Apple ID for a child under the age of 13 using Family Sharing. This enables them to access Family Sharing as well as other Apple services like iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, and Game Center. To participate in family sharing, each member of the family must have their own Apple ID.

What happens when you turn 13 on Family Sharing?

Children can choose whether they want to manage their own Google Account or continue to have their parents manage it for them when they reach the age of 13. If a child chooses to start managing their own account, they will receive an email with instructions on how to do so.

Can a child under 13 have an Apple ID?

The following error notice will appear on Apple's website: "You are not eligible to register an account at this time." If you want your child to have an Apple ID, you may acquire one for them through Apple's Family Sharing program. Thanks to Family Sharing, Apple IDs for children under the age of 13 are now possible. You must link your credit card to your Apple ID account. The child can then use the card to buy apps in the iTunes Store and other items sold over the Internet.

In addition to allowing children under 13 to have Apple IDs, Family Sharing can also be used by adults who don't mind having their finances shared with others to purchase apps and other items. Parents or guardians can set up accounts for younger children and allow them to spend their own money using their accounts. The children can make purchases without having to enter their personal information, thereby protecting their privacy.

Apple says it uses the revenue from its family sharing program to develop new products. For example, someone buying an app for a child could also download other free apps of interest to them.

Children need a parent's permission before they can have an Apple ID. If you believe your child is old enough to have an Apple ID but they haven't got permission from you, contact Apple directly via the link on its website.

What happens to the Apple ID when the child turns 18?

If your child adds their own card to the account, they will be considered an adult and will be allowed to make their own purchases. If your child does not have their own Apple ID, I recommend setting one up for them. Most kids would not use your credit card if you just told them not to. Giving them a separate ID makes it much easier if they want to buy something later on.

Setting up an Apple ID is simple. First, you'll need to go to settings.apple.com and click on "Create a new Apple ID." On the next page, enter a username for the account and select a password. Make sure you choose a secure password (with numbers and letters) for this account. Click "Next" and you're done! Your child can now use this account to purchase apps, music, movies, books, and more from the iTunes Store.

An Apple ID is required to download apps from the App Store, to login to iBookstore with your child's account, and many other features of the iOS software. Without an Apple ID, you cannot use these services. If your child loses their Apple ID or wants to give it away, they can do so by going to settings.apple.com and clicking on "Forgot Apple ID?" You will then be asked to provide your email address at which point you will receive a message confirming the deletion of your child's Apple ID.

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Jennifer Burns

Jennifer Burns is a freelance writer and blogger who loves to share her thoughts on all things family-related. She has three sons and enjoys writing about kids, parenting, and women's issues.


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