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    Default Can I share applications between 2 iPhones?

    I bought 2 3GS iPhones which arrive tomorrow, one is for my partner. I do not want to sync anything bar my itunes music, not interested in syncing mail or anything else, but I have a heap of applications downloaded, several I would like to put on both iphones (guitar tuner etc).

    Is there a simple way to do this? Ive searched the net and manual but could not find an easy tutorial. My first iphone so a bit of a noob sorry. I did find one page which said I needed to set 2 computers up to do this, and download the applications twice from my iTunes account...there must be an easier way methinks.

    Cheers in advance for any help.

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    You could if you had your AppleID on hers. How is this not piracy though?

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    any applications you download on to iTunes on one computer can be synced to any iPhone that is synced with it.

    So you could download 1 application and have 10 phones share that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huy View Post
    You could if you had your AppleID on hers. How is this not piracy though?
    I think the better question is how is this piracy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutze View Post
    any applications you download on to iTunes on one computer can be synced to any iPhone that is synced with it.

    So you could download 1 application and have 10 phones share that.
    Sweet! Thanks for the info...I believe its legal to share content between 5 apple devices.

    Noob question #2: can you pick and choose which apps sync to individual iphones? Ive got more than will fit (some free to try out), and have worked out what pages Ill organise them on, but my partner will want much less I imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bevosss View Post
    Sweet! Thanks for the info...I believe its legal to share content between 5 apple devices.
    Each account can be authorized on up to 5 computers.
    You can sync content to an unlimited number of iPhones or iPods from an authorised computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bevosss View Post
    Sweet! Thanks for the info...I believe its legal to share content between 5 apple devices.

    Noob question #2: can you pick and choose which apps sync to individual iphones? Ive got more than will fit (some free to try out), and have worked out what pages Ill organise them on, but my partner will want much less I imagine.
    You can pick and choose what apps go on what phone, and what songs etc go on each one.

    My partner only has a 16gb phone compared to my own 32gb one. Mines is nearly full - her one is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gehenna View Post
    I think the better question is how is this piracy?
    Well, I'd guess the same way that installing Leopard on two computers, if you only bought the standard retail version.

    Though it isn't really made that clear if an App purchase means it's for one user, or "you can use it anyway you like as long as it works" (since perhaps you would expect Apple to have restrictions if it were necessary), but I'm not sure this is the case either - I could imagine Apple/developers having complaints if people (like mentioned in the TomTom thread), split the cost of an App, use one account to authorise all their computers, and use the App.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dolbinau View Post
    Well, I'd guess the same way that installing Leopard on two computers, if you only bought the standard retail version.

    Though it isn't really made that clear if an App purchase means it's for one user, or "you can use it anyway you like as long as it works" (since perhaps you would expect Apple to have restrictions if it were necessary), but I'm not sure this is the case either - I could imagine Apple/developers having complaints if people (like mentioned in the TomTom thread), split the cost of an App, use one account to authorise all their computers, and use the App.
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    From those links as long as you own or control the device add the app to more than one iPhone is fine (IANAL).

    Meanwhile the OS X EULA talks about one computer of five in the one household in the case of a family pack.
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    How to Use Two iPhones On One Computer | eHow.com

    Just thought Id share this in case anyone else is trying this.

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    Default Sharing apps between 2 iphones on the one computer

    One computer, with 2 user accounts - mine and hers each with their own login and iTunes. Also we each have our own iTunes Store account.

    If I have bought an app I want to give my wife, I login to her user account, open iTunes and login with MY iTunes account. Then redownload the app - it tells you that you have already bought the app and can download it for free.

    The only thing to remember is that when apps update, you can only update using the iTunes account thru which it was bought. (ie her iPhone prompts for my iTunes password to update the app).

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    Default Adding apps to phone via iTunes

    Hi all,

    I have several apps on my iPhone that were downloaded directly from the apps store to my phone. I now have a larger app that was downloaded directly to my computer that I am wanting to install on my phone. However, the only way that seems to be available to me is to sync the apps on my computer with my phone - unfortunately, as far as I can see, this will see all my existing apps replaced with the one app that is on my computer.

    Is there a way I can simply add this new app without losing the others?

    Thanks for any help.
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    Simply, no.

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    Default Re: Can I share applications between 2 iPhones?

    I think you can right click on the iPhone before syncing and choose "transfer purchases". This copies the phone apps to the library.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gehenna View Post
    I think you can right click on the iPhone before syncing and choose "transfer purchases". This copies the phone apps to the library.
    Right you are! Thank you.
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    It's completely fine to share apps across your 5 authorised computers. The new 'Home Share' feature in iTunes 9 automatically sends my new apps to my wife's computer so she can then sync them to her iPhone.
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