iTunes Account Question

sheppy1

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Hi guys, quick question here, so my friend has £12 on his iTunes account and he wants to give it to me so that I can buy Apps, would I be able to sign into his account on my iPhone, download the Apps that I want and then just sign back into my account and go about my merry way or will I have problems doing this? Cheers
 

sheppy1

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Thanks for the reply, it won't let us do that though because the £12 he has is iTunes store credit and on the gift App page it says that "iTunes Store Credit cannot be used to gift an app" :(
 

ddoolin

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Thanks for the reply, it won't let us do that though because the £12 he has is iTunes store credit and on the gift App page it says that "iTunes Store Credit cannot be used to gift an app" :(
That sucks...but I have this feeling when you sync...wouldn't it remove the ones bought in his name? I could be wrong...it's worth a shot. :p
 

ptsube

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Just sign in to his account, then gift the apps that you want to your email.
 

sheppy1

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That sucks...but I have this feeling when you sync...wouldn't it remove the ones bought in his name? I could be wrong...it's worth a shot. :p
It might do, if I was to login to his account on my PC and then authorize his account would that work? or have I completely misunderstood the purpose of authorizing your PC?
 

sheppy1

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Just have your friend give you the money???? Crazy idea I know
Eh? Basically he has £12 in his iTunes account which he put there using a £15 Itunes gift card, he no longer has an iPod so he wants to buy me £12 worth of apps in exchange for me giving him £6 cash
 

sheppy1

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Ok guys so I logged into his account on my iPhone, downloaded an app, synced my phone with my PC and the app remained on my phone which is good, it didn't get backed up to my iTunes but that isn't a problem really, what are the odds that this app will just stop working or something due to me not being singed into his account from now on?
 

ptsube

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Ok guys so I logged into his account on my iPhone, downloaded an app, synced my phone with my PC and the app remained on my phone which is good, it didn't get backed up to my iTunes but that isn't a problem really, what are the odds that this app will just stop working or something due to me not being singed into his account from now on?
Did you not even read my post? You ask for help, then ignore it.:confused:
 

sheppy1

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Did you not even read my post? You ask for help, then ignore it.:confused:
Yes I did, sorry, it won't work that way as you cannot use iTunes store credit to gift apps, the £12 he has is iTunes store credit which he has from redeeming a gift card
 

sheppy1

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Think I've got it sussed guys, I logged into his account on my PC, authorized my PC to work with his account and then all the apps I download from his account now on my iPhone get backed up to my PC, so thanks for everyones replies but it seems to be ok now, I just hope they don't just stop working in a few days
 

ptsube

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Yes I did, sorry, it won't work that way as you cannot use iTunes store credit to gift apps, the £12 he has is iTunes store credit which he has from redeeming a gift card
OK, sorry. That's pretty lame. I'm sure I gifted apps with credit before.
 

sheppy1

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OK, sorry. That's pretty lame. I'm sure I gifted apps with credit before.
I know, seems strange that they won't allow it, it just gave me the message about not being able to use store credit to gift apps and then told me to enter a new payment method