1. Mio_Ray's Avatar
    Hi

    Im new to the iWorld Normally im over at CrackBerry but I decided that the perfect companion for my BlackBerry would have to be the iPad2.

    (My BB is a BES connected company phone but Apps for BB in DK is practically not existing, and the Playbook is at least 6 months away)

    So getting a Pad for personal use, I decided on the iPad

    Now, my Wife allready has an iPhone connected to iTunes on our Home PC which runs with 1 user only.

    Since all music and pictures are on that PC I would like to sync against this one as well with my iPad. But should I create a new Apple ID to seperate apps in the apps store or would there be any benefits from using the same Apple ID.

    All other advice and tips is more than welcome
    03-30-2011 10:07 AM
  2. audit's Avatar
    Yes you can sync it to your iPad using the same account. As long as it's the same music, pictures, etc that you want to sync.
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    03-30-2011 10:18 AM
  3. Alli's Avatar
    You can sync an iPhone and an iPad to the same computer using the same iTunes account, and still put different apps, music, and photos on each one.
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    03-30-2011 12:22 PM
  4. Mio_Ray's Avatar
    Thanks for Your replies.

    Would it also work if I opted for a different Apple ID for for my iPad than the Apple ID that my wifes iPhone is using.

    I gather that Home sharing of iTunes library would not work on both devices if they have different A-ID but what else could I be missing....
    04-01-2011 05:50 AM
  5. Alli's Avatar
    If you opt for a different Apple ID you won't be using the same iTunes account and then you wind up paying for the same apps twice.

    Your devices have different ID's and names already.
    04-01-2011 06:53 AM
  6. silversurfer20's Avatar
    Ditto to what Alli said. I have four IPhones on my account as well as my IPad2 and my Macbook. ITunes will handle it all. Just name your devices whatever you want to name them to make them yours. Like Alli said, you don't want to pay for the same app twice especially if it's an app that works on IPads or IPhones/Touches. Buy it once and all your devices can enjoy!
    04-01-2011 01:00 PM
  7. phreddyl's Avatar
    You can sync an iPhone and an iPad to the same computer using the same iTunes account, and still put different apps, music, and photos on each one.
    How would I do this? My husband is getting an iPhone next week and I already have mine set up with apps that he would want ( like MLB at bat which isn't cheap) but our music tastes are very different. He already has an iTunes account with his iPod touch but doesnt have the at bat app on it. He has it for android and spent the $15. Would stink to pay for it again.
    05-21-2011 01:52 PM
  8. JasonG's Avatar
    You can share apps without having the same apple ID. You just have make sure the computer that you are using to sync your phone with has the app on it that you want to sync, and that it is authorized by iTunes for the account that bought the app.
    05-21-2011 02:29 PM
  9. phreddyl's Avatar
    How would I do that?
    05-21-2011 05:09 PM
  10. JasonG's Avatar
    Just plug in the new iPhone go into apps and check the sync button. Worked for me girlfriend bought angry birds and that's how I have it.
    05-21-2011 07:24 PM
  11. phreddyl's Avatar
    Just plug in the new iPhone go into apps and check the sync button. Worked for me girlfriend bought angry birds and that's how I have it.
    Cool thanks. Will have to try that next week when he gets it. Wouldn't care so much but I bought it for iPhone he bought it for android. Thats $30. Don't want to give em another $15.
    05-21-2011 10:37 PM
  12. JasonG's Avatar
    No problem. Just don't be surprised if someone here doesn't jump on ya for doing that lol. Some people think that they deserve the other $15 or however much the app costs, but in my opinion he already bought it on another platform if it's made by the same developer than he shouldn't have to pay for it again
    05-22-2011 12:35 AM
  13. phreddyl's Avatar
    No problem. Just don't be surprised if someone here doesn't jump on ya for doing that lol. Some people think that they deserve the other $15 or however much the app costs, but in my opinion he already bought it on another platform if it's made by the same developer than he shouldn't have to pay for it again
    I hear ya. Problem with the MLB app is you have to buy the new version every year. Even if you have the same phone. It's not an app that's a few bucks. $15 is a bit steep. I'm all for supporting the developers.
    05-22-2011 08:37 AM
  14. thebignewt#IM's Avatar
    I think you can have 5 devices on one account, sharing the stuff you buy (music, apps, movies, whatever). So if you buy MLB from your phone, you can share it with your PC, and with your husband's phone if it is on of your My 5 on your account.
    05-24-2011 07:32 PM
  15. Barings Prod's Avatar
    yes we can be an infinity ... i use the same account with my brother, my wife and some friends
    06-04-2011 08:59 AM
  16. fubaracing7374's Avatar
    Yeah I use one account for me and my wife's iPhones, my girls iPod touches and my sons iPod nano.


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