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    Default my baby just bought 50 dollars of apps from itunes

    whenever i bought apps on the ipad it used to ask for my password which i liked because my kids use the ipad and i dont want them downloading a bunch of games.

    I was just checking my email and noticed a recent receipt for buying apps, i opened it and it informed me that id spent almost 50 dollars on apps. reading over them i knew i hadnt bought them! Some of them i totally wouldnt use, i racked my brain trying to work out how it happened, my 3 year old had been using it earlier, i picked up the kids ipad and sure enough there were all these new apps on there, i went to the market and picked a free one to install knowing that it usually asked for my password even to install free ones. No password was required it just began installing it!

    what happened, is there some setting thats been turned off somehow?? And have i got any chance at a refund?

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    gareth's Avatar gareth is offline Here's to the crazy ones

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    There is no setting for saving passwords, but when you put your password in once it automatically saves it for a few minutes. maybe this happened ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisaone View Post
    And have i got any chance at a refund?
    In the email receipt you should see "report a problem" give it a shot, just be really nice about it

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    Your 3 year old has an ipad?

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    It does time out, but if you keep buying within the window, it will keep you logged in. You could sign out of the iTunes Store to be certain that they won't be able to use your account.
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    kharntiitar's Avatar kharntiitar is offline pwnliness is next to godliness

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    perhaps the kid found out what your password is, and had just used it, try it after 10 minutes as there is a gap there where it remembers your password in case you want to get a bunch of apps.

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    Your 3 year old has an iPad?

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    I taught my 3yr old niece how to 2 finger scroll on a mbp, i don't think you can still count them as babies. lol
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    Your 3 year old has an iPad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisaone View Post
    i picked up the kids ipad
    Seriously, read the post. You guys sound like 3yr olds. lol. What if she has 10 kids and the youngest is 3..
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    Your 3 year old has an iPad? :-)

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    My 2 year old has an iPhone 3G.

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    There is a video on CNET TV about returning apps.
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    For future use, you can enable restrictions to prevent children from making unwanted purchases.
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    mitty's Avatar mitty is offline Couldn't that Chrysler have hit me instead?

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    Your 3 year old has an ipad?

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    Serves you right for having kids!

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    :-)
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    thanks for the replies, i found those restrictions which make me feel much better. i dont think she guessed my password its pretty strong with number and letters but i have always been surprised by how quickly she learns when it comes to the ipad. and fyi my three year old shares the ipad with her sisters after i got sick of sharing mine these things are magic for kids.

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    Where they good downloads? Something a 3yr old would like or just random stuff that the kid was just pushing buttons?
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    Your 3 year old has an iPad?

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    My 5yr old Son has an iPad (which he shares with my 2yr old Daughter)

    Technically I bought it for me but as it turns out I don't really have a use for it, they seem to like it so I kept it for them to play with

    He also has an iPod touch and she has a 3rd Gen Nano, both of which get used in the car on long trips (their car seats have built in speakers: Senator with Sound - Hipod Child Restraints )

    We also found out about the password timeout on his iPod Touch after buying him an app he decided he would keep looking... and found out he could keep buying stuff... luckily we saw what he was doing at about the $3 mark
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