Possible to sync with another itunes for apps without completely resyncing?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Alphaspida, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Alphaspida macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2009
    I was wondering if my sister who has a touch can sync to my itunes or just get my apps without losing her music and stuff. We wouldnt like to have to buy all the apps she wants that i already bought myself. Kind of a confusing question.

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  2. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (BB 8900: BlackBerry8900/ Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/301)

    In short, no. You cannot circumvent purchasing apps from another account.
  3. andybno1 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    ignore the above yes she can, if she sets the iPod to manual and transfers her own apps to iTunes and then select the apps she wants she will be able to sync once her iPod is authorised to sync with your apps.

    when she uses her own iTunes again she will need to transfer the apps she got off you to her own iTunes and then her iTunes will also need authorising against your apps.
  4. Alphaspida thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2009
  5. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

    Aug 18, 2005
    While I can't verify this, it makes sense with how I understand iTunes and accounts to work.

    Basically it requires giving both yours and your sister's iTunes App access to each other's iTunes Account. You'll both have 'access' (you'll still need to login with a password) to each other's content then.

    In the above example, you're basically adding her iPod as a device for your account, and she is adding your account to her iTunes app (authorising her computer to be able to use your account).
  6. Alphaspida thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2009
    So if I log out of my itunes and she logs in hers all my stuff will be on her itunes?

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