All iPads Can I share/transfer apps between 4s and mini?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Iphone4sinwhite, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Iphone4sinwhite macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2011
    Can apps purchased on my 4s be used on the my wife's mini without repurchasing them? Do I need to use my apple id when turning on the iPad for the first time in order to transfer the apps? Will she later be able to set up her own apple id and use it on the mini?
  2. Batavian macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2011
    If you set up your wife's Mini under your Apple ID, then yes, apps purchased on one device will be available on the other. If you set up a new Apple ID for your wife's device, then no.
  3. Pharmscott macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2011
    Sacramento, CA
    Yes you can share and no, you don't need to use the same Apple ID. My wife and I share apps all the time this way.

    You just have to authorize the Mini with your iTunes ID. You can authorize up to 5 devices this way and share all purchased content (apps, music). Once authorized, just copy the .IPA files over or use Home Sharing.

    It's legit and not stealing. More details here:

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