Apps sync'ing on more than one computer

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ephailey, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. ephailey macrumors member

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    I'm confused.

    I have an iPhone and my son has one. He uses my iTunes account to buy songs and apps. I would have thought iTunes would be able to distinguish between the two phone.

    My son downloaded some apps. They then mysteriously showed up on my phone also. Without me sync'ing.

    Is that expected? If so, why can't I get an expensive app like TomTom to do that?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    The app syncing is one of the new features of "iTunes in the cloud". You can set it up to automatically download any apps purchased by that account to any device also associated with the account.

    http://www.apple.com/icloud/features/

    See "Automatic Downloads."

    Some apps require more than just the app to work.

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  3. ephailey thread starter macrumors member

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    The link mentions music only. Not apps.

    I had looked into this before and decided I could not buy an app one time and use it on other iPhones I own. Maybe I was wrong.
     
  4. rbrian macrumors 6502a

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  5. balamw Moderator

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    [​IMG]

    This screenshot from the page I linked above clearly shows apps between music and books and it looks just like that on my iPhone 4. :confused:

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