How many iDevices on one Apple ID (Apps)?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by maxap, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. maxap macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2008
    Hey guys,

    I have been struggling with this question for months and have read different opinions online. Could you tell me how many iDevices (iPhones, iPads) can be used in combination with one AppleID to download apps?

    In my family, we already have three iPhones and three iPads using the same AppleID for downloading apps. It is allowed within one household. But is there a limit to the number of devices you may have?

    Now, I am planning to buy a new iPhone when it is released and two new iPads. So, I need to be 100% sure. :)
  2. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    I know there's a limit of 5 computers tied to an iTunes account, but I'm not sure if there's a limit with iDevices. My Apple ID is on two, and my iTunes account is on four.

    If there isn't such a limit currently, it may be introduced under iOS 8. Lucky for you, they are adding some family sharing features that will allow the sharing of purchases among several Apple IDs and devices as long as a credit card is shared.
  3. stazi34 macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2014
    Agreed, i never heard of any limitations regarding this matter.
  4. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    I've got two iPads and two iPhones tied to my personal account. My small business has at least 14 iPhones and two iPads tied to one of my "business" accounts with nary a peep from Apple.

    FWIW, in our Apple Developer portal, we're allowed to register up to 100 UUIDs to one account for development - so, I'd hazard a guess that you're safe and 100 iOS devices on one account is a "soft" limit.
  5. MaulRx Suspended

    Aug 27, 2012
    We have seven devices between two people; 4 on one account.
  6. dwfaust macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
    I am here => [•]
  7. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    That article is specifically about iTunes Match, not Apple IDs.
  8. Lavender Wait macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2014
    I can give you a accurate answer.

    To be honest,a quantity of people use the same account to download rechargeable APP in China.Here we call it SHARED ACCOUNT.Besides,many softwares which replace iTunes to simplify the SYNC are based on this function.
    For example,Tongbu Tui(同步推)is a sort of these softwares.You can search it on Google to prove my words:)...In addition,I am very strange to others' opinions.Any more questions,welcome to discuss~LOL
  9. AndreaTa macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2012

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