Syncing new iPad to old purchases??

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bludodge, May 13, 2010.

  1. bludodge macrumors 6502

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    Quick, and I am sure stupid questions, but does anyone know the answer? I bought a wifi iPad launch day, but despite following all of the suggestions I was having wifi connection inssues, anyway I returned it and decided to wait for the 3G verision, which I ordered 3 days ago. Before I took it back to Best Buy, I synced the iPad so it would pull all of my App purchases off it and into iTunes, and I can still see them there, so finally to my question. When I sync my new iPad after it arrives next week, will I be able to move all of those Apps over to the new iPad, or do I have to buy all new. I had spent about $50 on Apps so I hope I can move them over to the new iPad and just pick back up on the enjoyment.

    Thanks
     
  2. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a

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  3. bludodge thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just wasn't sure. Didn't know if anyone has already done this with a replacement iPad, etc. I guess I was thinking that they might NOT let you do this becasue what if I had purchased several iPads for the family, this would allow me to only have to buy the Apps once for mulitple iPads, which I would think they wouldn't allow. Or should I look at the App as a "song" and once purchased I can put it on all of my devices?
     
  4. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a

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    I *think* as long as all the ipads are using the same iTunes account then you can put the apps on all the devices you want.

    I just turned on my old iPhone for someone in my household and letting him use my iTunes account means I loaded all the apps and music I bought with my iPhone onto his without any problems.

    iTunes just thinks I have more than one iPhone. Same must be true for multiple ipads.
     
  5. martin1000 macrumors regular

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    I am pretty sure that any app you buy can be put on any ipod/ipad that you own. (Pay for the app once and use it on multiple devices.)
     
  6. sarcosis macrumors 6502a

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    You should be just fine. When you sync, you create a local copy of those apps that you downloaded. Just set your new iPad to sync with your apps on your computer (Assuming this was done with your old iPad). We were actually able to sync all my Wife's iPod Touch 2g's apps onto the iPad and updated some of them to the HD version where available. So it's not just iPads, it's everything that uses iTunes and apps.
     
  7. bludodge thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks everyone. I just have never tried this before so i was curious. Can't wait for my new iPad to arrive!
     
  8. murphyrulez macrumors member

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    And you don't have to have just one iTunes account. I have two iPads, and i can buy an app with my iTunes account, download it to my 3G iPad, then open my wife's laptop and log her out of iTunes and log myself in, redownload the app and sync it to her iPad. Then log out and log her back in to her account.

    The only thing when you do that, and they release an update for that app, she will have to type in your password to download the update.
     

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