Regarding Apple ID.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by defunct32, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. defunct32 macrumors regular

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    I am not sure if this is the correct place to post this, Mods please move accordingly if I've started this thread in the wrong place, thank you.

    Ok. I already have an iPod touch but am planning to get another one, I am wondering should I create a new Apple ID for use with my other iPod or can I use the existing one on the other iPod? I am concerned with using the same ID on two iDevices at the same time, will it cause problems? Is it even possible in the first place? I have bought a lot of apps on my current ID ($200+ worth of game apps). If let's say I sell off my old iPod I can just login with my current ID on my new iPod and re-download all the purchased apps, right?

    Any help and insights are very much appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. thekingofnerds macrumors regular

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    Yes you can use the Apple ID on multiple devices. You can download the apps you purchased on your new device - so long as you use the same ID. If you sell off your old iPod make sure you do a factory restore, or at least deauthorize your account on it.

    Not sure of the exact limit off the top of my head, but I think you can authorize either 5 or 10 devices? Can never remember which.
     
  3. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Manage the devices on your Apple ID is easy at the Apple web site My Apple ID.
     
  4. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    Having multiple devices on the same ID is how you get iCloud to work. A new address or photo from one shows up on all the others. The only trick is communication between devices (say between family members). In this case, you want to set a unique 'caller Id' for each person/device - prevents echos.
     
  5. defunct32 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you so much everyone! I am not sharing the iPods with any family members or doing any kind of network.

    I was told by someone that having two of the same Apple IDs active at the same time on different devices is considered "stealing," because you're downloading paid content, which I dunno... sound kinda stupid? Since it is my account and MY iPods! The current 32GB that I have is not enough for all my gaming needs so I'm getting a 64GB sometimes around end of the year, so I needed clarifications.

    Thank you.
     

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