I have 2 Iphones, can we share apps and video and music?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by nvjusme, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. nvjusme macrumors member


    Sep 8, 2008
    San Leandro
    My wife is getting an Iphone in 7 days and I already have one and I was wondering if anyone knows if we can share apps that I buy or download for free.......also can we share music and videos that I download from Itunes or upload from my pc?

    What can we share, if anything?
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    yes if you sync from same computer or authorize her computer
  3. gwerhart0800 macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    Loveland, CO
    A bit more detail on app sharing ...

    You can "share" apps with up to 5 computers by authorizing the itunes on those systems with your account. Any iPhones or iPod touches that are synced to those systems will be able to sync any application purchased with your account. The "sharing" part occurs this way:

    1. purchase an app on one of the authorized systems using your account.
    2. on one of the other systems, browse to the same app in the app store and start the purchase process.
    3. iTunes will come back and state that you have already purchased the app and ask if you want to re-download it.
  4. xattica macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2008
    Thats means that you can purchase just one time and install it on 2 iphones?
    For example you can dload beejive to an iphone, then install it on other iphone for free?
  5. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    I tried this with Spore on my girl's iPhone. Every time I go to the store on her laptop and use my account info, it starts the purchase process (Are you sure you wish to purchase this app?).
  6. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    Who bout the app and on which account?
  7. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

    SFC Archer

    Nov 9, 2007
    Troy, MT
    YES, you can use your puchased Apps on your girlfriends iPhone. If you are using two computers (yours & girlfriends) then BOTH need to have YOUR account on each and both need to be authorized with your account. Your girlfriend CANNOT use any other account or she will pay again. As stated above, you can do this on up to 5 computers.

    When you are on HER computer and click on the purchase button of the App that you have already purchased, IT WILL ASK "Are you sure you want to purchase this App?" click yes, it will then say you have already purchased do you wish to down load again. Select yes and you will now have two for the price of one.

    Again, make sure that she is on YOUR account and authorized or you will pay again.

    My wife and I do this all the time with a classic and 3G iPhone

    Good Luck
  8. normwood macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2008
    In a house...duh!
    Sorry to hijack, but I have a related question.

    How are App updates effected when two iPhones on the same iTunes accounts are sharing and App?

    Are both iphones able to get the updates!

    Thanks much!

  9. Vandam500 macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
    Can someone answer this question please?
  10. DPA macrumors 65816


    Both iPhones will show that update(s) are available in the App Store but if one iPhone downloads it and the other doesn't then both don't have the update. If you update on your computer and sync both iPhones, then the update will be on both iPhones. That help?


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