Can I transfer old apps to new ipod touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by digitalprty, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. digitalprty macrumors newbie

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    First off, I did a few searches and couldn't find an answer to my specific question. So here goes:

    I'm planning to sell my 1g ipod touch to a friend in order to get a 2g ipod touch for myself. My 1g has firmware 2.1.x and has a bunch of apps on it (free and paid).

    1. Would I be able to sell him the ipod "as is" with all the apps on it AND have all those apps available to install on my new ipod?

    But more specifically,
    2. Would I be able to clear all my personal info from my old ipod (e-mail info, pictures, music, etc...) but still keep the newer (paid 2.1.x) firmware and apps on it for him to use? Or am I going to have to erase everything in order for me to use those apps on my new ipod?

    Appreciate anyone's input. And if my specific situation has been answered before, just link me to it. Thanks.
    P.S. If I delete all my information, will my ipod's name be deleted too, so he can put his own name on it?
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    The apps are tied to your Apple account, and will work on any iPod touch that has been registered with that account. So yes, they will work on your new iPod. However, this also means that your friend WILL NOT be able to use the apps you have installed as the iPod will soon be synced with their iTunes account.

    Before giving your old one to your friend, connect it to iTunes and hit 'restore'. This will erase everything from the iPod and reset the default settings (don't worry, it will keep the firmware already on it). Once it gets to a screen in iTunes where you can give the iPod a name, disconnect it and give it to your friend. When they connect to iTunes, they will be able to name their iPod and then sync it.
     
  3. digitalprty thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so as long the firmware stays on the ipod, it'll be fine. That was my main concern. I guess he'll just have to buy his own apps. (Even though most of them on my ipod were free anyway.)

    P.S. My name is Ivan too! Wassap!
     
  4. zaraswan macrumors newbie

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    answer from apple store

    I asked the same question to a mac specialist, and he told me that your apps stay in your computer. Just like songs and movies can be added to as many ipods as you have synced to your computer.
     
  5. gummibear55 macrumors newbie

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    That is awesome that I can buy a new iPod and have all my apps.

    I am just wondering about the notes on the notepad and the info in apps that keep track of information. Does that info transfer as well. I have a lot of stuff on the notepad that I don't want to lose or have to transfer.
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Backup your old ipod on your computer. Then when you get your new ipod, restore from that backup.

    I'm now on my... oh dear, I've lost count, 5th or 6th Touch, and I've always used this method to transfer my notes and other info from one ipod to the next.
     
  7. RabbidAssassin macrumors member

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    Well be careful with that... I paid for a few apps and later had to get a new bank card with different numbers... To make a long store short, my iTouch stopped working and I had to restore it to FD and when I when back to download the apps I paid for it charged me again. I'm working with Apple to get a credit for the cost but it still bugs me... :apple:
     
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Sorry to hear about that, but your problem resulted from your bank card situation. Most people aren't changing bank cards at the same time they are getting a new ipod.
     
  9. RabbidAssassin macrumors member

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    Thank but I had the bank card for 5 years so they sent me a new one. For some reason they just gave me new card numbers. It was only like $25 in changed so I'm not that mad. :apple:
     
  10. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure he has enjoyed his new iPod quite a bit in the three years since he asked the question.
     
  11. BrunoWill macrumors member

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    in my opinion, you just need to sign in your new ipod touch with the same account as your old ipod, and then you can sync the apps successfully with the new iPod.
     
  12. SpinachSeattle, Nov 27, 2011
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    SpinachSeattle macrumors newbie

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    Please help

    I replaced my 3.1.3 Touch with a 5.0.1 today and have already synced via iTunes. Everything came out fine (except for game levels which all have to be re-done) but the info from Calendar, Contacts and Notes, which I use with gusto, have not transferred. Is there a way to sync all info onto new Touch?
     

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