Getting a new iPad-Need some answers

Discussion in 'iPad' started by class77, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. class77 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2010
    My husband is getting me an iPad for Christmas. When the iPad 2 comes out, my husband is going to take the old iPad and let me get a new one. I've got a couple of questions I need an answer to please.

    1)I have a Mac, my husband has a PC. If I initially sync my iPad to my Mac with all my information, will my husband have problems later syncing it to his PC? Is it possible to wipe out everything and have him start with a clean slate when he gets it(no pun intended) so he can sync his personal information(contact, calendars, mobile me,) etc .

    2)If I purchase iPad apps on my Apple account they will not be available to my husband when he gets the iPad? He will have to purchase or repurchase the same apps, correct?

    Are there any other possible problems I should be aware of before I get an iPad with the intention of passing it down to my husband that I haven't thought of?? TIA
  2. benhollberg macrumors 68020


    Mar 8, 2010
    1) Yes, you can restore an iPad just like an iPhone or iPod touch. It will bring it back to it's factory default settings just like it was brand new.

    2) If you purchase apps on your own Apple account then they will not be available on his Apple account. (I have heard, I don't know how true this is, that if you enable home sharing with apps on iTunes you can use purchased apps on different devices.)
  3. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    As long as both iPads are using the same Apple account you can load the same apps on both without incurring duplicate charges.
  4. jtp098 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2010
    I have been able to load apps i payed for onto my gf's ipod.. I was able to jus log into my account on her ipod and re downloaded them :D. you can also put the apps on from your computer and go into the ipad setting and change it to use as a drive and change it to manual. Someone else will have to clarify this some more...
  5. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2010
    A computer can be authorised for more than one iTunes account, so you can share Apps this way. It can be a bit of a pain for updates though, as only those Apps bought on the account that you are currently logged into will update. You just have to remember to log in on the other account every now and then.

    An easier way to do it is just to share an iTunes account, but obviously that isn't practical for all.

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