Sharing apps?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Brewerpaul, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Brewerpaul macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2008
    Clifton Park,NY
    My wife and I both have iPhone Touchs. Each of us has iTunes on our own separate desktop computers and sync our devices there.
    As I understand it, if I purchase an app, I can install it on more than one authorized Touch,right? Or is this considered fraud?
    If it's OK, how can I install a particular app on my wife's Touch? If I hook her device up to my iTouch account, will it try to sync her information to my computer, or overwrite her content with mine? Or, will it just recognize her Touch and allow me to drag the app into it?
    We don't necessarily want to share tunes, just mainly apps.
  2. wywern209 macrumors 65832


    Sep 7, 2008
    do you rly want to know?
    well, if you have wifi, then you can purchase the app from your touch. if you already have the app in your account, you can purchase again for free.
  3. sandman42 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2003
    This is kind of a mouthful but it's important to understand: An iTunes app can be installed on any device (meaning iPhone or Touch) that's sync'ed with a computer that's authorized on the ITMS account that purchased the app. You can have up to 5 computers authorized on an ITMS account, so if you each have your own ITMS account (on each of your two computers) you can authorize each other, and if you both use the same iTunes account then you're already set up.

    The application files are in a folder titled 'Mobile Applications', probably in the 'iTunes' folder in 'Music'. You can select 'File' --> 'Add to Library..' in iTunes on either computer and add the apps from the other computer over your network (or from a disk, etc).

    This is the same way it works for purchased music, and I believe it is all on the up and up, and is within what Apple expects people to be able to do with their ITMS purchases.

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