Wiped iPad and now need to pay for Garage Band, Numbers, etc.

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  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    I thought I previously had Garage Band, Numbers, Pages, etc. on my iPad Air 2. I recently wiped it and created a new iCloud account for it and I do not have these apps and when I go to the app store it is trying to charge me for them. Is there a way to get them back without having to pay for them? Would I need to log into my old iCloud account in order to get them back for free?

    Thanks.
     
  2. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Generally apps are tied to the ID not the device.
     
  3. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Yes, apps are tied to your Apple ID, not your device - sign back in with your old ID and you'll be able to download them.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    I'm not sure that any app purchases are tied to anything else but an Apple ID.
     
  5. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I had the apps on this device previously, though I wanted to create a new account that was not mine so my toddler could use it. Can I sign back in as me, get the apps, log out, and log back in as my toddler?

    Thanks.
     
  6. rui no onna macrumors 601

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  7. Donka macrumors 68020

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    Alternatively, you can create a new account for your toddler for the device but sign into App Store only with your id for the sake of accessing your purchases.
     
  8. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Yes
     
  9. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    I wonder why Apple hasn't made these apps free yet. They've been provided for free with new iPads for years now; basically everyone is entitled to a license since they won't even run on devices bought before they started coming with devices.
     
  10. masotime macrumors 68000

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    The idea is that it is free with new devices. If you sell the iPad, the new owner doesn't get the apps free. The apps are thus provided "free" to the first Apple ID that registers with the iPad.
     
  11. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Interestingly enough that wasn't the case for me way back when (maybe 2014-15?). Did a factory reset on an iPad 4 that was originally registered on my account and put my dad's account on there and he got all the apps for free. :p
     
  12. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    For clarification:

    1. I can sign out of an account in the app store, sign into another, download any apps from that account, and then sign back into the other account and those apps will stay? I thought signing out would wipe everything.

    2. With Family sharing, can you share any apps that you purchase, including ones you already purchased?

    Thanks
     
  13. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Yes you can do this. No apps will be deleted, but if you want to update apps from one account while logged in to a different account. I'm not sure how family sharing work though.
     

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