Sharing an iTunes account (and its apps) inside a family

how does one share an itunes account (and apps) within a family?

I agree with Mr J Spoons. If Apple allowed a "Family Account" that was tied to a credit card with all "necessary" restirctions it needs (for piracy/copying/etc.) and allowed the administrator of that account to add sub-accounts to that Familly Account it would be fantastic.
I don't believe that anyone would allow friends to buy from the iTunes Store using its family account, since all would be paid by the credit card on file.
Also, if my I make any purchase using my individual iTunes account or my wife does the same with hers, we could decide at that time to push the purchase to the "Family Account" or not. This would keep the Family music and apps centralized and allow for individual apps (and music) to be separated. All following the DRM/piracy/sharing controls that Apple has to have in place.
This is such a needed feature not only to the family world but also the business world. You could, instead of a Family account, create a Company account and department accounts under that.
I hope apple get this straighten up.

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    In order to continue to play and sync the music you purchased with your old account, you'll need to authorize your new computer/iTunes library to do so.  You can do this by choosing Store -> Authorize This Computer and then entering in your old account credentials.
    That's all you should need to.  Then just create your own account and start purchasing and using it the same you have with the old one.
    B-rock

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    Contact iTunes Customer Service
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    We both have the latest version of the software installed on our respective devices (iphone 4s has 5.1 and computer has 10.6.1.7)

    Many thanks.
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    Create a NEW account/ID using these instructions. Make sure you follow the instructions. Many do not and if you do not you will not get the None option. You must use an email address that you have not used with Apple before. Make sure you specify a birthdate that results in being at least 13 years old
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    My husband and I want to keep sharing our iTunes account for music, apps, podcasts, etc. But we want separate iCloud storage for notes, contacts, documents & data, Safari bookmarks, and so on. His iPhone and my iPod Touch and iPad mini are signed into his account, including his iCloud. I just set up a separate iCloud account for me on my iPod Touch using a different email address. But I cannot figure out how to sign out of his iCloud and into mine on my iPod and iPad.

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    I just received a receipt for a purchased song on my itunes account and no one in my family purchased this song, what should i do?

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    My husband and I had been sharing an iTunes account, which meant that when he synced his iPhone, all his apps and music appeared on mine as well, and vice versa.  This was annoying, so I created my own account and have changed the Apple id on my phone.  However, when I try to sync it on iTunes, no devices at all show up in the sidebar.  What am I doing wrong?

    Whenever a menu choice is grayed out, that is because you have Restrictions turned on in Settings.  Be sure to turn it off.
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    http://www.apple.com/icloud/setup/
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  • My wife and I have shared one iTunes account for 6  years.  We want to create our own Apple IDs, so when we sync to our new iMac we won't see each others contacts, photos, calendar, music, etc.  Is there a way to move music/apps from one ID to a new ID?

    My wife and I have shared one iTunes account for 6  years.  We want to create our own Apple IDs, so when we sync to our new iMac we won't see each others contacts, photos, calendar, music, etc.  Is there a way to move music/apps from one ID to a new ID?

    JoeyV325 wrote:
    Is there a way to move music/apps from one ID to a new ID?
    No.
    One of you create a new AppleID and one use the existing AppleID.
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  • My dad and I shared an iTunes account for years and now I'm getting my own, how can I keep my music and apps?

    My dad and I shared an iTunes account for years and now I'm getting my own, how can I keep my music and apps? I'm worried that I won't have any ability to access my apps and music. We have our itunes separated on different computers, so I have all of my stuff separated from his, but I don't know how to put them in my new account.

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  • I have a canadian itunes account, and i used to be able to download apps, now its telling me that i need to have a US account.  What has changed? and how do i change it back?

    I tried to create a US account, but i need a credit card with an american address and i dont have one.  This has only been happening in the last week or so.  I am still clicking the app store button on my ipad.  Help please.

    Is the iTunes app on your computer opening in the Canadian iTunes Store? Go to the bottom of the iTunes Store page and check the circular flag icon in the right corner. If it is not the Canadian flag click it and change the country. Then log into your Canadian iTunes account and sync your iPad.
    Hopefully it is now using the Canadian iTunes Store.

  • Can my colleagues access my itunes account and all of the apps in there from their own pcs? What we really need is a shared itunes account so that anyone in the office can add apps to the account and everyone else will be able to access it?

    I have an itunes account to update the office ipad. Now we have more of them can my colleagues access my itunes account including the apps to update their ipads with? it seems silly for everyone to have a seperate account and purchase apps that i have already bought.  We just want to share and update one account that everyone can use and access from their own pc.

    Unless I am missing the point here - or in the event that there are different terms and conditions for the use of iPad in the Enterprise with regard to iTunes purchases - once you have purchased an app - you are free to download that app again - at no charge - to as many iDevices as you desire - as long as you are using the same Apple ID and iTunes account that you used to make the original purchase.
    So the short answer to the question - IMHO - is Yes! My wife, my daughter and I share one iTunes account and we download apps onto four different iDevices - and only pay for the apps once. The purchases are tied to the Apple/iTunes account and not to the PC or the iDevice.
    The only caveat to this point is - I have no idea how Apple handles purchase for businesses meaning that I don't know if businesses are subject to the same terms and conditions as we "everyday" users.
    Maybe the company could set up one iTunes account and you could all share from there but I still don't see why this can't be done. However, that is why I suggest that this question might be better served being posted in the iPad in the Enterprise section of the ASC.

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