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Adding new files/apps to pre-owned iPad

calico

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hello, I just received a pre-owned iPad that already has apps installed, now I want to add my songs and buy apps and books but the iTunes thing is a little confusing.

so obviously my iTunes account is new and empty, if i tried to buy apps and attempt to sync it to the iPad, will it erase all the apps that were already in the iPad?
 

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Once you sync it to your account, yep, you lose everything from the previous owner. Make note of any apps you like and plan on purchasing them.
 
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calico

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yikes, and there's no way to save them?
 

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Sorry.

The apps are associated with one iTunes acct.
Once you associate the iPad with a different account, you only have apps associated with the new account.
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yikes, and there's no way to save them?
If there was, everyone could share everything from the iTunes store, rendering the services paid for moot...one person would buy, everyone could share. Like illegal mp3s. Hope you didn't buy it with those apps as a selling point.
 

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I have purchases from 3 different accounts on my ipad. As long as all accounts are authorized on the device you're syncing to, you can have apps from those accounts. My son, daughter and I all buy apps using our own accounts and share them.
 

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I have purchases from 3 different accounts on my ipad. As long as all accounts are authorized on the device you're syncing to, you can have apps from those accounts. My son, daughter and I all buy apps using our own accounts and share them.
My Dad and I do the same thing. He has an iPhone and I have an iPad. He authorized his iTunes account with the laptop I use to sync with my iPad and I am able to download any app he has already purchased (which is great cause he had already bought LogMeIn Ignition, a $30 universal app).

Note that you can only have up to 5 computers authorized with your iTunes account, and you should only share your account with someone you trust such as a family member.
 

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