iPad Novice

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by Terrywn, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Terrywn

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    iPF Noob

    Mar 20, 2011
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    Hello there. Trying to get the "hang" of iPad. Purchased as used with heaps of app and ebooks. Is there any way of saving the books to a computer, or do I lose the lot when signing in to iTunes?:confused:

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    iPad Legend

    Jan 3, 2011
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    Good to hear from you. You’ll find a whole bunch of iPad enthusiasts in this Forum who are only too willing to help other iPad owners and to hear of their experiences. Don’t be afraid to post any questions you may have or use the ‘Search’ button near the top of the Forum web page. I usually find I discover one new interesting and useful piece of information about my iPad every day - and often not even what I was looking for!!

    Saw your question about the apps and eBooks. I guess the problem is that you don't have access to the iTunes account of the previous owner so, for example, you'll not be able to receive updates for the apps, for example, because that would have to sign in to receive those updates. There are other members in the Forum who are far more experienced in the use of iTunes, so I'll leave it to them to advise you on the sync issue - but tread carefully, it is indeed easy to lose everything.

    Hope to hear from you soon with your thoughts about the iPad.

    Have fun and enjoy your iPad

    If you don’t already have it you can download a copy of the iPad manual for free from


    Also the iPad2 manual is available at http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/ipad_2_user_guide.pdf

    It’s free too.

  3. twerppoet

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    iPad Legend II

    Jan 8, 2011
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    This comes up from time to time.

    No matter what the person who sold you the iPad said, you do not own the rights to use the books and app on it. They do. The apps, and any DRM books that they bought are all associated with their iTunes account. There is no legal way for them to transfer the account or the apps and books to you.

    iTunes will will refuse to update or reload them without the original account information. If you ever reset your iPad or need to update, that's pretty much the end of it.

    The person who sold you the iPad may be as ignorant of this as you. It an easily confusing subject. It's as if they had sold you a CD, but still managed to keep all the rights to the music for themselves. I'd call it accidental piracy.

    If there was any money exchanged on the understanding that you would receive the extra content I'd have a talk with them and explain the reality. Perhaps you can get back the difference.

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