Question about sharing apps?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by msmith2112, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. msmith2112 macrumors 6502

    msmith2112

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    After reading another thread, I now have a question about sharing apps:

    Say you share the app, Dizzy Bee, between you and your wife. Say you and your wife are at two different save points in the game, meaning different data is stored in both apps on your iPhones. What happens when you both "backup" the apps onto your computer?

    Are there now two backup files of the same app? Does one override the other? It seems that this could get messy.
     
  2. vemulasri macrumors member

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    Smith,

    I do not know how it will do with two iphones i have an iphone and itouch but seems to be it is handling properly as i can see a iphone backup folder and ipod folder. I do not know how it is saving your files on your computer.
     
  3. msmith2112 thread starter macrumors 6502

    msmith2112

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    Ah, so probably what happens as each device creates it's own folder with its own backups.

    That would make sense.

    Thanks!
    Matt
     
  4. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

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    I'm wondering how you even shard it with your wife... me and my dad both have touches, I got mine after him. The first thing I did was transfer some of his paid apps over to my account, BEFORE I synced my touch for the first time. We have different itunes store accounts, on different computers. It worked fine, but he has to transfer all updates to me because when I try updating it says I need to purchase the app. I can also get other apps he purchased and put them on my touch, even though my touch is tied to my account. But I can't give my dad anything I purchase... I don't remember what Itunes tells him but he can't put them on his touch because he didn't purchase them. How can we transfer both ways?
     
  5. msmith2112 thread starter macrumors 6502

    msmith2112

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    Wirelessly posted (8Gb iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    We'll be using the same account
     
  6. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    In order to share apps both devices have to have the same iTunes account. Since a touch and an iPhone can only have one account saved, if you change it in iTunes the app will no longer work on the device the next time it syncs.
     

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