iPad One game on two iPhones?

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  1. hkiphone

    hkiphone Well-Known Member

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    Wondering if someone could clarify this for me.
    If you have two iPhones/iPod Touch devices, can you install the same game or app to both units? I'm assuming that, under standard Fairplay DRM rules, you can have music or movies on upto 5 desktops/laptops, and unlimited iPods, but would that apply to App Store stuff?
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  2. Whitecloak

    Whitecloak Active Member

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    yes. I have two iphones (one for my girl) and I have them both synced to the same account, so 1 app can be installed on both.
     
  3. Noah

    Noah Well-Known Member

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    Just sign in with the other iTunes account to download the apps on your iPhone. Then you can sync w/ your normal account.
     
  4. IzzyNobre

    IzzyNobre Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't that mess up the configurations for your playlists or something?

    I set my girl's ipod touch to her own account, and I realize this means we'll have to pay twice for the same game :/
     
  5. iago

    iago Well-Known Member

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    I have 4 iPhones and mix and match the games on each of them. One account only. It's not a problem at all.
     
  6. mjohns

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    For media/playlists, you could just manually copy the ones you wanted to the desire devices. I have an iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch with different sets of music, movies and games. Also, an iPod Video with all my music/movies and a iPod Nano with just some music. Works, I think iTunes DRM is the fairest DRM. I spent close to US$500 on apps..would have hated to buy the same thing over and over as I did with Windows Mobile with each new device.
     
  7. IzzyNobre

    IzzyNobre Well-Known Member

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    You guys have me convinced. I'll sync her iPod touch to my iTunes so she can play the games/apps I already bought.

    Thing is, it's already wrapped and under the tree :( how should I go about with it, after she opens it? Restore to factory settings, plug it to iTunes while signed in under my name, and just transfer everything back?
     
  8. thor0298

    thor0298 Well-Known Member

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    I have two under the same account it works fine
     
  9. mjohns

    mjohns Member

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    That's what I would do. If you restore and when it asks "automatically copy...", uncheck these to manage the music/video/phots/contacts/etc manually. There's also a "Manually manage music and videos" check box on the device summary screen. I've always just used the one account so I'm uncertain as how to merge the two accounts or even if that's possible.

    Also, might want to look at device restrictions under settings/general for hiding iTunes and AppStore apps on the device.
     
  10. IzzyNobre

    IzzyNobre Well-Known Member

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    Got it.

    Just hope nothing weird happens, like maybe she'll change something on her iPod, the settings will end up being carried over to my iPhone via iTunes when I sync it after her... I don't know.
     
  11. TMAC34

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    wait, so if I put apps on a data cd for other people they would not be able to sync them with their own account?
     
  12. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    I don't know about that tmac, but I'm pretty sure that you can email them, but you won't be able to update them.
     
  13. hkiphone

    hkiphone Well-Known Member

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    #13 hkiphone, Dec 22, 2008
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    It's reassuring to know that it's no problem if using the same account for both devices.
    What about game saves? Will it overwrite each other? Got that matter where are the game saves located? One time I thought I was clever backing up the .ipa files visible on iTunes, thinking it had the gamesaves, but really it didn't.

    Tmac: even if you pass the .ipa files to your mates, and add it to their iTunes, it will not allow you transfer it to iPod until the iTunes has been authorized with your iTunes account (thus allowing your "mates" full access to your credit card!)
     
  14. gospel9

    gospel9 Well-Known Member

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    It works as long as you have the file for the game (download from iTunes) onto your or her computer and have both computers authorized.

    If it's one account on one computer, even easier.
     

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