Sharing apps with iPad or iPhones

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    I read that when you purchase an app from the Apple Store you have a license for 5 users. I have copied an app to my wife's computer and authorized it with my info/password. BUT when my wife goes to update that app for example I have to authorize it with my password. So I don't see how that licenses out to 5 people in my household IF I have to keep typing my info to update the app.
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    5 licenses if I'm not mistaken means 5 devices you manage hence no issue with entering your password for updates.

    This is my understanding and it most certainly could be wrong.

    Other members can confirm or correct this presumption.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    I haven't seen anything of this nature for Apps and yes whenever an app needs updating it will update under the account which purchased it.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
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    Confirm your presumption.
    You are allowed to install the App with one purchase on 5 devices you or your beloved own, which is a kind of family friendly policy of SJ. Or just for multiple-device user who own iPhone, iPad and who the heck knows what else.
    It is not the intention to sell an App once so you may give it out to whoever - you are the one controlling these Apps on the other devices.

    ☠ stay safe ☠ stay legal ☠

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