If I buy 2 iPads, can I...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HungryWriter, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. HungryWriter macrumors newbie

    HungryWriter

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    Sync them so they mirror each other? If I buy a movie, or apps from the app store, can I sync them onto BOTH iPads or do I have to buy two of the same movies, etc.?

    I want to use these iPads as a family media device - two kids. And without a DVD player in my car, they can watch different movies, or read different books, or play different games. SO I want them synced the same with the same exact apps, software, etc.

    Oh - please take my iPad survey!
     
  2. briankwest77 macrumors member

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    No thats a common question... you buy the app once you can use it on all your devices.same with movies and music.
     
  3. HungryWriter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So if I have already bought movies for my iPhone 3G, can I use it on the iPad? Because I have a ton of Apps and a few movies that I don't want to 're buy'.
     
  4. Dustoff00 macrumors newbie

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    As long as all the devices are being synced with the same user account and machine, yes you can do this... ie. My family uses our one and only account and we have our movies/music/apps synced to our 32GB 3Gs, 16GB 3G, 64GB iPad (x2)...
     
  5. HungryWriter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks - that's good to know. I just realized though, i would have to repurchase those aps I bought for the iPhone because iPad has their own aps right?
     
  6. virx macrumors member

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    you can use your iPhone apps on iPad. some apps have a separate version for iPad, you will have to repurchase them or use iPhone version.
     
  7. citi macrumors 65816

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    It depends on if they are universal or iPad only. If they are universal, all you need is the update. Then resync to your iPad.
     
  8. ImperialX macrumors 65816

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    Some universal apps will receive a free iPad upgrade, but that's a very tiny minority.
     

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