So my wife and I decided to use Family Sharing to make sure we can download each other’s music and books without having to resort to copying files in the Finder over the network.
Turns out now I get an email each time she makes a purchase (for some reason she doesn’t get mine though). Better yet, her purchases don’t get charged to her debit card, but instead to mine.
Since mine recently expired and I got a new one her iPhone wouldn’t let her purchase anything without her updating my CVV to her iPhone. WTH? She was traveling across two other continents and was frantically trying to get it to update to using her card. No dice. She was blocked from purchasing anything at all until she got back and we pieced together that it must be related to my new card (of which she of course knew nothing). I then had to punch my new CVV into her iPhone (twice actually, because of course the first time it didn’t work—did MS code this for Apple?).
Is this baloney really how it’s supposed to work? I get that for children you’d want to some additional oversight, but for couples, what the heck? Her card worked just fine. But Apple threw it out and now expects her to know when I get a new card and get my CVV from me whenever that happens (every 2 years minimum). I thought Apple was trying to appear all progressive and modern. But here they are asking for a Don Draper style head of household to approve his spouse’s purchases. Hold on, I think the 1950s just called…