Two ipdas and one itunes account?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Everett, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. lferrel

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    Hi Everett,

    When you sync your iPad with the PC, via iTunes, you back up your IPad and all the apps you have purchased. Also, it provides an opportunity to update the iOS, if a new one is available.

    Lowell
     
  2. cherhall

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    We sync to our own computers, but keep a backup of our iTunes media folder. The others just copy what they want from there or log in on my account and redownload to their iPads. Sounds more complicated than it is :) I had friends who were married and yet each buying the same apps, who were so shocked when I told them it wasn't necessary!
     
  3. Everett

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    Yes, it's nice that Apple allows for some flexibility with the devices.
    I thought the iPad was a silly idea when it was first announced but I have sure changed my tune [or "itune" as the case may be! :)]. I use it
    virtually every day and haul it around with me to work and on travel!!!
     
  4. cherhall

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    After having the first gen iPad a year, and now my iPad 2, I still use it enough to kill the battery every day! Not sure how I ever got along without it!
     
  5. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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    That sounds very familiar. My iPad needs recharging everyday, though I tend to charge it up once it drops below 50%, to avoid getting the battery below 10% every day.

    I have no idea, how I lived with the 3h battery life of my laptop.

    Conclusion: the ipad's battery life needs to be improved.
     
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    Thanks for the advice
     
  7. Everett

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    Thanks all....

    Thanks to all of you kind folks for the sage advice.

    One last question if I may?....I've decided to just sync my incoming iPad to my wife's computer using her itunes account. I guess that means when I make purchases for my iPad in the future that I will be signing in using her itunes account, but that's fine.

    Before I sync to her computer, should I re-sync her ipad so that her host
    computer has all the current stuff from her iPad? I ask this because I don't know whether the files she has already purchased are stored on her computer or if they are stored on itunes servers and merely accessed when needed.

    Thanks yet again for all the help. I'm probably making too big a deal of all this but I'd rather get it right to start with than have to untangle it later! :)
     
  8. peled

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    Applications are the only thing that Sync both ways. Meaning that if you got a new application on your ipad and you want it on your wife's ipad, you need to sync yours, and afterwards here's.
    Do it on your own time no need to rush.
    I think you chose the right way - using the same account ( that is what I suggested on my 1st reply)
     
    #18 peled, Apr 2, 2011
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  9. Everett

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    Thanks peled......I will sync it on her desktop [as opposed to mine] and also to her itunes account....
     
  10. Itzxdjx

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    Yeah you'll find that you can just sync to your computer if you ever get tired of running to hers! Me and my four friends all use my account for all our iOS devices a total of 4 iPads and three iPhones all syncing to 4 different computers and works fine! All save money on apps! There is no limit to how many devices or computers that can use the same account! So if you want use your comp!
     

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