This is a discussion on Managing Apps Between Two iPads within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by MikesTooLz Originally Posted by y2kgtp Hmm....I have 2 iPads ordered. but we both have separate computers. Would it be best to just ...
That's how we do it. We all sync to our own computer, but have all three accounts authorized on each. That way we share what we purchase but still each handle our own syncing. I do however, sync two iPhones on my computer and each of them syncs only what I want on them, by manually syncing. They dont keep separate libraries, but you can tell it what you want to sync on each. I'm sure it would be the same wih two ipads on one computer.
We're also on dialup so getting anything over 20 Meg is a pain, and painfully slow! So we don't download to each computer. We download apps to one computer and then just copy the files to the other computers using a thumb drive, when needed.
5 apps under acct A
5 Apps under acct B
and you want all 10 apps on your iPad. Do you have to log into each acct separately on the computer to get access and install? Or does it just see it as 1 shared repository for applications\Music?
Because technically Apple would not want you to be able to use apps on one account that were purchased with another account, which is what it sounds like you are saying you are doing.
To bring this up again since I have a 32GB wifi coming tomorrow for my husband. No reason we can't use the same account with one CC but on 2 computers. I believe when I upgraded his iTunes I set it for sharing but want to be sure. I know he'll want some of my apps but certainly not all and will want to add some of his that I won't want. Right now I manually sync my Ipad, Touch, Classic Ipod and Nano (different library) on my computer.
This is a BD present so I haven't been able to ask him his preferences. I'm assuming when we plug in the new Ipad in his computer/iTunes that it will go immediately to my account and we can choose the apps. I forget the sequence of things when I added mine. But--i had already bought/added some Ipad apps before it came so it was ready. Anyone having done the 2 computers, 1 account that can explain what happens.
The second way is easier. Make sure both iPads are logged into the app store under the same account, then simply go to the app store and select the apps you want. If you select an app that has already been purchased on your account, you won't be charged again for it, even tho it asks for your password and everything like you are buying it again.
Once your iPad goes to download mode, it will say you've already purchased it and asks if you want to download it again. Then you can have the same apps on both devices and not have to worry about syncing your computer when you want new apps.
In my house, we have two iPhones, three iPod touches, and one iPad, and this is generally the method we all use to get duplicate apps on multiple devices. When you use this method, i think it's best disable the syncing of apps on your computer. When you sync your iPad, your apps will be backed up, but it won't try to sync your apps with that others have downloaded.
Last edited by Game_Writer; 08-15-2010 at 11:51 AM.
iPad 64GB Wifi / iPhone / MacBook / 24" iMac
I have two Ipads and 1 ipod on one computer,one credit card account with Itunes,when I plug them in each one is ID separately by the persons name,plus each others apps are also ID for each device. Its a not a problem for me and I'm new at this ipad thing.
I was hoping that when he logged in with my account it would just show all my apps as it does with my Ipad and Touch--but on one computer. We def. want to use 2 computers so we'll just see how it works when he connects for the first time. His iTunes is already set up for my account. We should be able to figure it out from what youall have said. Thanks.