Can my iPad1 apps be downloaded again for free on a new iPad3?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by windmill83, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. windmill83 macrumors member

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    I purchased lots of apps and books for my original iPad1. Can they all be downloaded again for free on a new iPad3? Do I have to set up the new iPad3 is a specific way to insure I don’t have to pay for everything again?
     
  2. Mikekan macrumors regular

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    Of course, just connect your new iPad and restore from a previous backup.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    apps are tied to your appleid, not your device
     
  4. Sir David macrumors newbie

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    Easy answer: "YES".

    Make an back-up with iTunes (on your Mac) or iCloud (on your original iPad), start your new iPad and restore your purchases with your Mac (iTunes back-up) or with iCloud (using your Apple ID).
     
  5. windmill83 thread starter macrumors member

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    If I set up the new iPad3 with the same appleid as my iPad1, will I be able to download any app or book that I previously paid for for free?
     
  6. PrometheusGeek macrumors regular

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    Yep
     
  7. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    Yes just log into iTunes or the app store and go to purchased and off you go.
     
  8. Sir David macrumors newbie

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    Apple makes it very easy for you. -> "It just works."
     

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