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Second Hand Owner Questions

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by MadMellian, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. MadMellian
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    Hi all

    I recently bought a perviously owned ipad 2 for my son which came with alot of games that he enjoys,
    and to tell you the truth, me as well ... lol

    My questions are - If I change the Apple ID that is on it to my sons will I lose those games and anything else ?
    - And also he would like to sync his ipad to his ipod touch so what are the ramafications there ?

    Thanks in advance for any insights !:eek:
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    The games on the iPad belong to the previous owner of the iPad, not to you or your son. The right thing to do would be to erase all content and settings and set up the iPad with your son's ID. He can then download the games he enjoys under his own Apple ID.
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    Not only that, unless the previous owner gave you all of his/her ID info, your future use of the device will be limited. The right thing to do is wipe the device and setup new apple IDs and passwords.
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    Hello,

    The posted replies to your question are correct. The device must be wiped in order for it to be yours and fully enjoyed.

    This is a link to a "How-To" video that walks you through the proper and safe steps to take, to wipe your iPad and then register it as your own or your son's.

    http://cnettv.cnet.com/erase-restore-ipad/9742-1_53-50089805.html

    In your case, the described "nuclear" option is the one you should follow.

    AA

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    Thanks for the info .... I had figured as much that I would have to wipe the device and start fresh .... thanks again

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