If you own an iOS device of any kind (iPod/iPad/iPhone) you’ve probably got iTunes installed on on your home computer. iTunes is Apple’s portal to managing content (music, videos, apps, books) on all their devices. Whether you’re using iTunes on OS X or Windows, there are valuable tools at your disposal for managing the content you allow your children to download, view, and purchase.
In part one of this series on iTunes and iOS, I’ll be covering allowances. Specifically, how you can give your child a monthly iTunes allowance and prevent them from draining your checking account with purchases. Future topics in this series will include iOS restrictions and iTunes parental controls.Prerequisites
1. Install the latest version of iTunes on your computer.
Setup an iTunes Allowance Account
1. Open iTunes and got to the Store.
1. Open the App Store on your iOS device.
1. When setting up an allowance, you are agreeing to give your child between $10-$50 per month to spend in iTunes. You may consider a one-time gift card as an alternative.
If you’d like to leave feedback about this or any other episode you can call and leave a voice mail by calling 518-290-0228, send email to email@example.com, or leave a comment on the blog. Follow me on Twitter: @jwilkers. Also follow the podcast on Twitter: @wiredhs. Join the Facebook page over at http://facebook.com/wiredhs
Music: Poofy Reel by Kevin Macleod.
The Wired Homeschool is a proud member of the Tech Podcast Network. For more family-friendly tech podcasts visit techpodcasts.com