move apps from 1st gen to Air, different apple ID

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Shirva, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. Shirva

    Shirva
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2014
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    I have questions about Family Sharing - I think.

    I own an iPad 3rd Gen.
    I also own an iPad 1st generation that my son and I share.
    All the apps were downloaded using my Apple ID.
    I am buying my son an iPad Air for Christmas.
    I want to turn on Family Sharing and give my son his own Apple ID.

    I'm trying to figure out how to get the apps that I had previous purchased onto his new iPad.

    Originally, my intention was to do an iCloud backup of the 1st gen, then restore to the Air.
    iCloud restore would restore the applications *AND* their data (ie: saved games or game levels).
    But that would put all the purchases back under my Apple ID.

    So here is my question.
    How can I get the MY purchases from the 1st gen to the Air but under HIS id *AND* save his game levels?

    Can i use Family Sharing with the 3rd Gen, and just share all the applications?
    I am assuming YES but he will lose all his game levels.
    Maybe I do the iCloud restore using my ID, getting all the apps and their data restored,
    then we change the iTunes ID to his new ID and let all future purchases be under his ID.

    Any ideas ???

    thanks in advance,
    Shirva
     
    #1 Shirva, Dec 20, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2014
  2. Shirva

    Shirva
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2014
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    To be clear, I will enable Family Sharing on my 3rd Gen, then add his new iPad Air apple id.
    Shirva
     
  3. scifan57

    scifan57
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    26,750
    Thanks Received:
    8,297
    Family sharing would let your son use the apps purchased with your Apple ID, on his iPad with his own Apple ID. There is no way, however, to transfer any of your apps to his Apple ID.

    If you downloaded your apps onto his iPad using your Apple ID, he would have to sign out of his iTunes account and sign into your account everytime those apps required updating.
     
  4. J. A.

    J. A.
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    17,526
    Thanks Received:
    9,481
    He would have to enter the password of your Apple ID when the apps purchased with your ID have to be updated.
     
  5. Shirva

    Shirva
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2014
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    understood, I'm hoping that over time, he would play the old apps less and less and the new apps that he downloaded under his ID more and more. I was going to try to get his iPad setup so when he opened the box, he was ready to play. Instead, I might need to sit down and give him the options: 1) iCloud restore, he needs my password to play his old games BUT he gets to keep his save games. 2) setup as new, he can share my apps but he loses his previous save games.
    what do you guess he will pick? seriously, I don't know.
    maybe I do option #1 and then give him option 2 on Christmas day ?

    looking for ideas please.

    Shirva
     
  6. Shirva

    Shirva
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2014
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    I'm going with this. We sat down and discussed it and wants to keep his levels and in-app purchases. but all new purchases will be under his apple id.
    I don't see where I select your answer as the correct choice or give thanks.

    Thank you very much.
    Shirva
     
  7. J. A.

    J. A.
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    17,526
    Thanks Received:
    9,481
    I'm glad I could help. :)
     

Share This Page



Search tags for this page

how do i transfer my apps from my old ipad to my new ipad air

,

how to backup 1st generation ipad to icloud

,

how to backup ipad 1st generation onto icloud

,

ipad 1st generation how to get transfer apps

,

ipad 1st generation wont open apple id page

,

move apple id to new ipad

,

tranferring from ipad 1st gen to air