how to transfer applications from 1 ipad to another

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ykoussaifi, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. ykoussaifi macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2010
    I have bought a used 16 GB Ipad wifi, on which there are around 500 applicaton. I also own a 64 GB 3G Ipad. I want to transfer the applications from the newly bought ipad , to my other one.. i tried to sync it , but itunes is saying that it will remove all apps from the ipad if i want to sync... how can i transfer the applications?
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I am no expert on such matters, but I don't think it is possible
    The apps on the iPad you bought are still tied to the iTunes account of the seller
    You purchased the iPad, not the apps

    I am sure someone will correct my thinking if I am off base though
  3. gbfabiani macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2010
  4. StarLog macrumors newbie


    Oct 4, 2010
    Say it is your wifes ipad.

    On her pc, log her out and you in, authorize your account.
    Download the prepurchased apps she wants.
    log out and log her back in, plug in her ipad and sync apps...
  5. Jimjoke macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2012

    All of my apps were bought on several different iTunes accounts! I am waiting to go return iPad2 for replacement but I am hesitant because I don't know if all my aps will be able to transfer??...... Anyone?
  6. sophiak macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2011
    Is there a limit to how many times you can de-authorize an account and is there a way you can see all the accounts that are authorized to the computer?
  7. Ashwood11, Feb 20, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2012

    Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2010
    The apps are not yours just because they were on an iPad which you bought. You own the iPad but not the apps.
  8. jonkersuk macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2012
    Plymouth, Exeter, Torquay
    All your apps will transfer across from your different accounts but you will need to login each time to each different account to pull them down or update the apps.
  9. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    There's no way to keep those apps anywhere but on the device. They're forever tied to the original purchaser's account - and that holds true for updates as well.
  10. MonkeyBrainz macrumors regular


    Feb 18, 2012
    1) Plug in whatever device you want to back up the apps from
    2) Right-click your device icon in iTunes and select the option to transfer you purchased apps to iTunes
    3) Plug in any other devices you want to get the apps from and repeat the process
    4) Plug in the device you want to transfer the apps to from iTunes
    5) Highlight your device's icon so that on the right side it shows the Restore and Check for update options.
    6) On the top there are tabs that should say "info" "apps" etc...
    7) Click the Apps icon and then in the screen below select to sync apps. This will delete apps from your device but you can now sync the apps you transferred to iTunes to your new device

    Please note that any apps you purchased will not work without the originating Apple ID you bought them from so you will have to use the same Apple ID in your new iPad.

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