5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 11, 2010 6:23 AM by varjak paw
Lynzier Level 1 (0 points)
Ok I have 6 Small kids aged 9 and under that I would like to use Ipods as part of their homeschooling. So I now have 6 new Ipods. How should I go about setting these up for them.

I have one computer at the moment and it already has Itunes (with my husband and I(s) Iphones on it)

So I guess my question is, do I or can I set up 1 itunes account for all the kids and put the same apps on all of them (via syncing them to the computer) or do I have to set up 6 accounts and purchase them all 6 times (and keep my computer out of this)?

I expect that they will want/need some of the same apps and some different. My poor ole laptop is kinda on its last leg and I am not sure how long its going to last if I am trying to sync all of these more than once or twice. And I am not even sure what the limit for Itunes even is?

Please help with any info you might want to share. ( I have a bad feeling that I am going to be creating 6 email accounts followed by 6 apple accounts for my kids today

6x newest Ipod 3g 8gb
  • sarahs.soldier Level 1 (0 points)
    you would have to have them hook up to the computer individually, and "manually select" the apps/songs/pictures to sync. you CAN make more than one account but its not needed.
  • Lynzier Level 1 (0 points)
    So I could buy whatever apps I wanted for them on my own account and them transfer them to 6 other Ipods? While that seems really simple and easy and wonderful! Does anyone know for sure if thats OK? Do they have a limit on the amount of devices that are allowed to accept someones account items?
  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,822 points)
    I could buy whatever apps I wanted for them on my own account and them transfer them to 6 other Ipods?

    You can only put apps on a maximum of five iPods. Since you have six, then unless I've missed something you'll need to set up a second iTunes Store account, purchase the apps a second time, and use that account and it's copies of the apps to sync to at least one of the iPods.

  • Lynzier Level 1 (0 points)
    OOPs one last question.. or observation... My computer kinda counts as one of those 5 doesn't it? at lease when I am syncing on the ones that are not free.
  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,822 points)
    I'm not certain how it counts when iPod touches are involved, but yes, the computer probably does count as well. So you're working with seven devices that need to be authorized.