iPad Question about app and accounts.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Bankaimadness, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. Bankaimadness macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    #1
    I am not really clear about this.

    1. Say I am using their ipad and their account right now. I purchase an app through their account.

    If I am planning to get another ipad, can I transfer the app from their account to my new future account?



    2. Is it safe to buy an app in the Applestore. Not sure if I trust CC info on there.
     
  2. Yakibomb macrumors 6502

    Yakibomb

    Joined:
    May 13, 2014
    Location:
    Cape Town
    #2
    No, you can't transfer purchased apps as far as I know.

    You can definitely trust them, but if you're still reserved about using your Credit Card you could always purchase vouchers at a retailer to use on the store.
     
  3. Bankaimadness thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    #3
    Well fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    So I have to make another account to purchase apps?
     
  4. Yakibomb macrumors 6502

    Yakibomb

    Joined:
    May 13, 2014
    Location:
    Cape Town
    #4
    Well you could always install the apps onto your iPad using their account. Apple allows you to use the content you purchase on up to 10 devices as far as I know ( up to 5 computers, and the rest can be iOS devices). So just use their apple ID to install the apps
     
  5. Bankaimadness thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    #5
    Oh alright! I am a bit slow.

    So if I gotten a new ipad, I would just use my parent's account to install that app into the Ipad.

    Would the APp work if I log off and use a new account?
     
  6. 960design macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Location:
    Destin, FL
    #6
    I'm confused.

    So as I see it you 'purchased' an app using your parents credit card on their iPad. Now you want to know if they can 'transfer' it to you permanently. Apple does not allow/have in place the ability to 'will' apps to others at this time.

    BUT!
    iOS8 allows family sharing of apps, so you are good. Or you can do as already suggested. When you get your iPad, have your parents sign in and then you can download ( called layered accounts ) 'your' app. Then sign out of the their account and back into yours. The app will stay.

    When the app is updated you will need to have your parents put in their password for the update to download and install.

    Does that help?
     
  7. Yakibomb macrumors 6502

    Yakibomb

    Joined:
    May 13, 2014
    Location:
    Cape Town
    #7
    You will need their password every time you want to update, but with family sharing in iOS 8 i'm sure you won't. I'm not entirely sure how this feature works yet, as I haven't spent much time testing it out
     
  8. 960design macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Location:
    Destin, FL
    #8
    Yep, you are correct.
     

Share This Page