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    Default 2 iPads, how does iTunes deal with it?

    Ok so here is the scenario...

    My dad has an iPad 2 and we connect it with my computer, in my computer account, in my iTunes with HIS email/Apple ID.

    Now I buy the iPad Mini anytime soon. If I want to connect the new iPad Mini to my computer, with my computer account, in my iTunes with MY email/Apple ID will it work? Or will the iTunes go all wonky and the large hadron collider exploded? :P

    I am just new to the Apple ecosystem so I ask this...
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    Default Re: 2 iPads, how does iTunes deal with it?

    You can use more than one account on the same computer (the Large Hadron Collider will not mind).
    It may be best to make a new user account on your computer so that each user does not mess about with the others files.

    Here is an Apple support page I found on it-

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0

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    Default Re: 2 iPads, how does iTunes deal with it?

    Quote Originally Posted by END View Post
    You can use more than one account on the same computer (the Large Hadron Collider will not mind).
    It may be best to make a new user account on your computer so that each user does not mess about with the others files.

    Here is an Apple support page I found on it-

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0

    and if I use the same ID as my dad's? I mean, it is just an Apple ID right?
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    Default Re: 2 iPads, how does iTunes deal with it?

    Quote Originally Posted by iCeborg View Post
    and if I use the same ID as my dad's? I mean, it is just an Apple ID right?
    If you both use the same ID then it will treat both devices as belonging to that one person.

    There are a number of different ways to setup Apple IDís for multiple users in the same household.
    Some like separate IDís for everyone, while others like to at least share a common ID for purchases.

    We went the separate ID way because when we started with Apple we were told by the staff at the store to do it that way. It also works well for us since we both have our own computers and you can still share apps, (just requires the person who originally purchased the app to login to the others account and download it). We actually have never had to do this yet.

    For those who like to share a common account for app purchases you should at least setup a shared ID for purchases, and then use separate ones for e-mail, iMessage, iCloud, and FaceTime calls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by END View Post
    If you both use the same ID then it will treat both devices as belonging to that one person.

    There are a number of different ways to setup Apple IDís for multiple users in the same household.
    Some like separate IDís for everyone, while others like to at least share a common ID for purchases.

    We went the separate ID way because when we started with Apple we were told by the staff at the store to do it that way. It also works well for us since we both have our own computers and you can still share apps, (just requires the person who originally purchased the app to login to the others account and download it). We actually have never had to do this yet.

    For those who like to share a common account for app purchases you should at least setup a shared ID for purchases, and then use separate ones for e-mail, iMessage, iCloud, and FaceTime calls.

    Thanks again. I will now share my problem. I have very little space on my HDD. So can I do this:
    Log out of dad's ID from iTunes, plug in my Mini, set up a new account, re-login with my account, download all I want, disconnect, and log out of my ID.

    Also, what happens to the apps already downloaded for dad's iPad on the system? Pages, Keynote and all...?
    Will it be deleted?

    Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
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    Default Re: 2 iPads, how does iTunes deal with it?

    Yes, that will work fine.
    Nothing will happen to your Dad's applications, they will be safe in his apple ID account.

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    Default Re: 2 iPads, how does iTunes deal with it?

    Quote Originally Posted by END View Post
    Yes, that will work fine.
    Nothing will happen to your Dad's applications, they will be safe in his apple ID account.

    Will I b able to port it over to my Mini?

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