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Old Nov 26th, 2008, 08:24 PM   #1
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iTunes/iPod account question

Granddaughter found an iPod nano at her high school. She turned it in to the office but when nobody claimed it after a reasonable time period, the school told her she could have it.

She loved it. The family has a ton of purchased movies and apparently the newest Disney ones have something in then that lets you load the movie on to an iPod, but you need an iTunes account to do it. She used my iTunes account. Joy.

FF to today. The original owner of the iPod finally realized it was missing - or more likely his parents refused to replace it with a newer better one - and claimed it.

Granddaughter handed it over.

Now I'm wondering. She used my iTunes account, is the iPod now hooked to my account? If the kid plugs it in, will it automatically go to my account? I have a credit there so if he uses that, it's no biggy, but I wouldn't want him to be buying stuff on my credit card - that would hurt.

Please tell me I'm worrying about nothing.

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Old Nov 26th, 2008, 10:37 PM   #2
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Most likely, the kid will have to erase all the data on the iPod nano to even sync with their computer. And I doubt the kid's a "genius" so yeah. Just in case though, De-authorize all accounts on all computers.
iTunes 101: Deauthorize all computers at once - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
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Yeah, it would be pretty much impossible for anything to come back to you. The worst he could do, if he's a pretty smart kid, is to "Transfer Purchases" back to his home computer. And then to play them he'd have to enter your account info and password. It wouldn't even prompt a name, I don't think, he would have to know the name and password combo to get anything out of them. Without them they're useless on a random computer.

But yes, if you poke around and deauthorize all computers, as mentioned above, even if somehow he does obtain/figure out your password and username.
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Old Nov 27th, 2008, 10:27 AM   #4
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