Can I remotely administer an Ipad?
July 17, 2011 11:46 AM Subscribe
How best to remotely administer an ipad?
posted by babbyʼ); Drop table users; -- to computers & internet (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My sis got my dad an ipad for his birthday. But it arrived the day before he left so we really didn't have a chance to set it up. All we did was enter his email settings so he can started using the mail app right away but everything else is still at the standard factory settings.
Dad also has a relatively new imac (2010) that I got him last year. I've asked him to just plug it into his imac so he can pair it with his computer and we'd take it from there.
I don't think he can figure out how to navigate the itunes store. I also worry that he would link his credit card/bank account with a weak password (most of his passwords are variations of our names or names of his grandkids) and get caught in a phishing scam. He will also be outside the US till early next year. I bought him a copy of 1password but he doesn't like using it.
Ideally I want to create a new account for him and just give him the username/password over the phone. Then I can go ahead and buy him apps that he asks for (e.g. "I need an app to do x") and gift it to his account. Would that just appear on his itunes when he launches?
I also worry that when he pairs his ipad with his imac, it will wipe out his mail settings. Is there any way I can remotely reset that back for him?