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2 iPhones & an iPad on one itunes account?

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by Doz007, 7 Mar 2010.

  1. Doz007

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Jul 2008

    Posts: 704

    So after some time away from the iphone trying rival OS's, I've decided that nothing is as smooth or well thought out as the iPhone OS. Even something as simple as scrolling is so much better than the competition. :eek: I also bought Apple TV recently so I will be able to use itunes for all my media. :D

    I've got 2 iPhones coming this week for me and the missus. As well as an iPad the end of April (price permitting). Will it be possible to run all these of a single itunes account?

    Do I just need to buy an app once to use it on both iPhones and the iPad? What about all the games I'll be buying that the missus won't want on her phone and the shopping apps etc she'll buy that I won't be using? :confused:
     
  2. vidda

    Gangster

    Joined: 26 Dec 2008

    Posts: 444

    I have a personal iPhone and a work iPhone (don't ask, lol) and I have them both running from the same iTunes account with no problems. If I wanted to install an app I purchased on one phone I would just go to the app store and hit BUY NOW and it would inform me that I have already purchased it and I can download it for free.
     
  3. rossk26

    Soldato

    Joined: 23 Nov 2009

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    Location: North East of England

    I believe your allowed the app on up to 5 other devices
     
  4. Doz007

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Jul 2008

    Posts: 704

    Ahhhh, that's great news! Cheers.

    Everytime I sync both phones, will it install all the missus' shopping apps etc and I'll just have to manually delete them from the phone. Can you create a kind of 'app playlist', where I could put all my apps in a 'playlist' and just choose to sync only those apps with my phone?
     
  5. pumaz

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Oct 2003

    Posts: 5,659

    Location: Nottingham

    When i built my new rig (sig) and reinstalled everything including iTunes then re-synced my iphone with iTunes i was informed that i have used 1 of 5 devices and have 4 left (words to that effect)

    This is a little worrying because i have spent quite alot on apps like co-pilot and many others and i will be buying the iPad and new iphone this year when released. which will leave me with 2 device installs to cover me for future upgrade and replacements.
     
  6. blairw

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Mar 2006

    Posts: 3,449

    Location: Scotland, UK

    you can de-authorise a device i think
     
  7. rossk26

    Soldato

    Joined: 23 Nov 2009

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    Location: North East of England

    Devices and authorised devices are slightly different, I was reffering to the OP as he wanted to place 1 app on multiple devices (iphone x2 and ipad), to which you can place an app you have purchased on upto 5 more iphones, ipd touch or ipad.

    Whereas authorised devices is your itunes library. Im sure you dont have more than 5 computers!!! and if you ever build a new computer just de-authorise your old computer and authorise your new one :)

    Problem Solved.

    I currently have 3 authorised devices which i can play music on: My laptop, My gaming PC and my work computer.
     
  8. pumaz

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Oct 2003

    Posts: 5,659

    Location: Nottingham

    rossk26 - thanks for explaining that to me.

    I actually do have more than 5 computers but i only have iTunes on my main rig which i use to synch my iPhone with. So when i upgrade my main rig i just have to de-authorise my old computer and authorise my new one

    Thanks for that :)