Multiple iPads - how does this work?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by vini-vidi-vici, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2010
    I'm going to be giving my iPad up for a time so my mother-in-law can check it out. If she likes it, she'll either keep it, or get her own. She has no computer, so I'll be syncing it from time to time. In that way, we'll have two iPads on one copy of iTunes.

    How does that work with apps? If you buy an app once, can you install it on multiple ipads? I would assume so, but is there some limit? Is there anything else I should look out for? I'm planning to remove a lot of the apps that I've accumulated, and will get them back later...

    Worst part is that I'll be iPad-less for a couple weeks most likely. Wish me luck with that! I love this thing, so it's hard to give up even for a little while...:(
  2. emaja macrumors 68000

    May 3, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    It should work the way it works for iPods and iPhones in regard to both apps and media. I think it is 5 devices, but I could be wrong.

    I have my iPhone and my iPad as well as my son's iPhone all using apps that were paid for and downloaded once - all from the same iTunes library.
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Yes, apps can be installed on multiple iDevices, and as far as I know, without limit, as long as they all use the same iTunes account. Each iDevice can be set up with its own sync settings, so your mom can have her own set of apps, and you can have your set.

    Good luck with doing without your iPad, mine's with me 24/7 and they'll have to pry it from my dead fingers before I'll give it up! :D

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