Multiple copies of apps or multiple users for sharing an iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by ventro, May 26, 2010.

  1. ventro macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to share my iPad with my family.

    Is there a way to create multiple copies of apps (e.g. multiple copies of Mail or Safari or Calendar)?

    Alternatively, is there some way to create multiple user accounts to achieve the same effect?
     
  2. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Unfortunately no, it's an iPad, not a full blown computer with user logins, multi-user installs, etc.
     
  3. lokerd macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I think you can achieve this to some degree by everybody using a different browser. Also, I think in mail, you can just add different accounts. I know with like gmail, I have 3 different accounts and it checks them all. Of course it doesn't keep the others out of each others account, but it could work.

    Personally, I think they are cheap enough, just get a couple of them.
     
  4. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    I don't think, I know. :)

    You can't just add separate accounts as Mail in the iPad is not a multi-user installation. It also uses a SQLite3 database to store most functions which would affect how Safari operates as well. If you mean that you can set up Mail to check a Gmail Account, a MobileMe account, etc then sure, but then everyone can read each others email.

    Your idea is intriguing but like you said, these devices are cheap enough that everyone can get their own, which was probably Apple's thought process in the first place. :)
     
  5. Fmstrat macrumors newbie

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    Yes, if you're willing to jailbreak: http://nowsci.com/userprofiles

    Thanks,
    B.
     

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