bought used iPad with books for mom, how do I keep them?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by r3325, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. r3325 macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2011
    I bought a used iPad for my elderly mom who will use it to read books (eyesight issues). It has many books and the seller said I could sync them. How do I do this as I don't have his account (obviously?). I want to keep those books and be able to buy her new ones. 3P software on a computer with no iTunes account? (I have an iPhone so have an account, but don't want to lose my stuff). Any advice welcome. thanks
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    I don't think you can, since they are linked to his account, and not yours/hers.
  3. IrishVixen macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2010
    Ebooks generally are not legally transferable, and therefore no mechanism has been built in to allow what you're trying to do.

    That said--what format/app are these books in? If they don't have DRM-protection on them, it might be possible. Some books are sold without it.

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