Keeping Apps/Movies/etc on an iPad I Bought

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    I bought a 32gb iPad off of one of my buddies. It was just sitting around his house so I jokingly offered to buy it and we came to an agreement.

    Now I'm not new to apple stuff (I have an iPhone) but is there any way to keep any of the apps/songs/movies on here that he downloaded? There is quite a lot of $$$ he put into it so I was curious.

    Thanks!
     
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    He only rented them, he doesn't own them, so he can't sell them to you. They are registered under his Apple account with his Credit Card. You must register under a new account number with your Credit Card, to use the store and the iPad. Otherwise you won't be able to update apps or iOS and you won't be able to buy any new apps. By purchasing apps, you support the developers that make them, thereby encouraging them to keep making and improving them. NO Developers = NO Apps = a useless iDevice!
     
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    What about the songs and movies then? Any way to keep those?
     
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    If they were iTunes DRM'd (copy-protected) music or movies downloaded from the iTunes store, NO.
    If they were non copy-protected music or movies, very unlikely, then yes you could keep them. However, when you set up your iPad for the first time it will probably wipe the iPad clean. Maybe someone else can help on exactly how this could be done. Their are many free apps on the Apple apps store. But, Please support our developers by buying (renting) their apps. Most are really cheap. Remember if developers can't at least recover the cost of developing apps, they won't make any more apps. NO Apps = useless iPad.
     
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    Calm down!!

    Most music on iTunes is now drm free so you shouldn't have any problem with tunes.

    As for apps, you can keep them all on there you just won't be able to update any of them when new versions come out....actually you will be able to but it will prompt you to buy the app since you are using a different iTunes account.

    He bought an iPad from someone that bought apps, he isn't bootlegging apps and it isn't the end of the world...geez.
     
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    So if I sync it to my computer I know it'll delete everything. Is there anyway to move all the stuff to my computer. A program or anything?
     
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    OK this is how I'd go about it, I can't vouch for the completeness of the transfer but you will get the most bang. I'd treat this like I do when I share app I purchased for me on my son's itune (I think that's fair we are the same household). So, this will work if you're friend is agreeable.

    1. Authorize your itunes app with your account, and Authorize your friends itunes account on your itunes app on your pc. This will give you apps.
    2. copy your friends library files from his PC to your PC desktop and 'import' (this will give you songs and movies.)

    What is going to happen when you plug the iPad into your PC is its going to wipe it... now, you might have the option to transfer apps, which would save time and since your itunes is authorized with his id. If not, no biggie, before connecting iPad to PC write down the apps he's purchased that you want to reload/keep.

    Now, after you've "set up" the iPad with your account you can sync the music from the imported library. Then if the apps didn't transfer you go to the itunes app store via itunes NOT via iPad and search/download the apps he's already purchased. (You have to be logged in on his account in your iTunes for this part of the process, then you log out and into your account to sync.) You can then sync again and move the apps onto the iPad..all saves and personal info won't transfer it will be like a new purchase.

    If you're friend is not willing to authorize your PC then you will have to repurchase. If he is then this method works and you won't have any problems with updating the apps and needing to log into his account. They will be yours.

    I think this is a fair use because he is no longer using the system so its not dual use of the apps. Obviously if you sold your iPad to a stranger you wouldn't give them your account info so this process would not suggest a mass sharing violation.
     
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