Gifting iPhone-a few questions

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Andrew83Ga, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Andrew83Ga macrumors regular

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    Giving my iphone 4 to sister in law, and curious as to what the options were for restoring as new, but putting all of my music and maybe even some of my more expensive apps after restore. The apps aren't so important, but it would be cool to let her have all my music...
     
  2. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    I see what your saying but part of the journey is to make your own library of music and apps etc.
     
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Yeah, I'm not sure the forum rules/guidelines would permit help on this topic as it could be considerd pirating.
     
  4. Andrew83Ga thread starter macrumors regular

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    yikes...ok. I own the phone, and I should own the music, especially since 99% of it was ripped off of CD's I bought. Whatever, thanks for the help.

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    Ill just re rip everything and give her the music on her external hard drive so that she can put it into her iTunes library. Problem solved.
     
  5. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    Look into iTunes Home Sharing. It's a way to legally share your music and apps with anyone on the same local network as you; it's intended for sharing with family members mostly.

    Just wipe and reset the phone (make sure to logout of Messages first), and then share your iTunes library with your sister using Home Sharing.
     
  6. dotme macrumors 6502a

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    For best results and a happy sister-in-law, give her the phone set up as brand new, a little crash course/training, and a $50 iTunes gift card so she can go buy her first few apps on you :)
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    That's a great idea, actually!
     
  8. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Hmmm a grey area indeed.

    If you buy a music cd and rip from it to iTunes is it considered yours fully. Club dj's play it to audiences !

    Maybe if your making a living from selling copies the industry would be interested in you.

    Perhaps a mod will clarify on the rules !
     
  9. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    great idea. Sharing itunes accounts only leads to a disaster!
     
  10. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

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    Regardless of the legality, you certainly don't need to physically re-rip if you've already got the files.

    Also, since no one mentioned it specifically, the only way to give the apps (short of home sharing) is to give/share the AppleID, too. That would be problematic.

    Regards,
    Tom
     

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