Any Apple experts?


DIS Veteran
Jun 26, 2010
My kids all have iPhones. Youngest DD needs my approval to purchase/download anything from the app store. In the past, this wasn't an issue because I had a work issued iPad and I would get notifications on the iPad. However, now my work issued tablet is an Android (as is my phone). DW's phone is also an Android.

Does anyone know how to set things up so I (or we) get notified via email or Android app)? I'm not going to carry two tablets around just to approve her purchases.

Any other ideas or solutions.

Yes, I did google, but I'm either not using the correct terms or there is no solution.


DIS Veteran
Apr 14, 2008
This might be an Apple Support call. The approval is set up through Family Sharing and your Apple IDs. Technically she’s using your account credentials to verify hers. You can turn the asking for approval off but I’m not sure how you would be able to approve from a non Apple device. You could just approve from the iPad when you get home but that leaves her waiting all day.

Maybe try asking at iMore or MacRumors.


DIS Veteran
Jun 11, 2005
There may be no solution. You might be forced to restrict her access (easily, you know) and physically approve any new purchases or downloads when you're together.