Syncing without losing apps

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  1. Mgriz

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    Hi all,
    I really am a newbie. Got my iPad 2 last week as a gift from brother in law. He purchased and put several apps on.
    I have been succesful loading several photos from my laptop to the ipad on two occasions. Went to do it tonight, got a message that I will lose 39 apps if I proceed with sync.

    Here's what I've done so far:
    -backed up iPad
    -repaired Itunes, reinstalled iTunes
    -checked and unchecked sync apps
    -authorized the computer
    -cleared photo cache

    But I`m still getting that message!!!:mad:

    I`ve created a separate folder on desktop to transfer over pics from Picasa. It worked fine the first two times. I don`t understand why this is happening now!

    Any help for an old, frustrated, not so computer friendly newbie, would be greatly appreciated.


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  2. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    Did your brother-in-law use his own iTunes account to put those apps on the iPad? Are you using a different iTunes account now? If so, that's the reason. Purchased apps 'belong' to the account that purchased them. If you want to keep those apps, then you'll have to use your brother-in-law's iTunes account. Otherwise you cannot keep those apps because Apple believe they don't 'belong' to you but to your brother-in-law.

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  3. Mgriz

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    Thanks Tim,
    That crossed my mind. What perplexes me is that I was able to do the picture transfer twice before without any issue.

    As I understand the terms with apple, once purchased, the app can be put on at least 2 machines......still, why was I able to do it already?!!!!

    Thanks,
     
  4. b00bie

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    I believe that you can share apps on five devices on the same account but not at all between accounts.
     
  5. Poser

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    First ~ authorize your brother in law iTunes account on your pc iTunes(5 authorizations for 1 account), and you should be good by doing this after(see below)
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    or right click on your device

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    you can authorize your account too on your iTunes with no issues, when you need to update the 7 apps he bought just enter his password when prompted to do so.
     
  6. Mgriz

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    Thanks everyone,
    I'll get him over to sync on my laptop and see what happens!
    Cheers,
     
  7. anggasaleh

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    Do you mean if i buy one apps so i can download it again in another ipad as long as i log in with my apple id that bought that apps? I mean if i buy that apps i can download itu to my father's ipad as long as i log in to that ipad using my account?
     
  8. Poser

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    once purchased, download it a million times, on any devices you own, and yes your father's device is ok, with your sign in ID(your iTunes account).
     
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  10. gfkw47

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    Hi, I have reported a similar problem elsewhere except that I have only used a single account in my name - but I was told I would lose 5 download apps. Any idea why this would happen. No idea what to do now.
     

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