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Purchase same App again

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holtynq Calculating status...
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Feb 2, 2013 6:52 PM

I wish to purchase the same app again to install on my daughters iPhone as a gift, so I used my Apple ID again. I keep getting a error stating that this app has already been downloaded, which I already know.!!!!!!!!!!!!

How do I get around this. Thank you for any assistance,

 

Holty

27 inch 2011 iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Bought my first Mac in April 1984
  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,585 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 8:43 PM (in response to holtynq)

    If you buy an app for your daughter with your Apple ID it will always be your app, not hers, so just install the app on her iOS device and authorize her device to use your content. It works, but it isn't the best way to do it.

     

    If you want the app to actually be her app, then gift the app to her. In iTunes app on your Mac or PC click the arrow next to the app's price and choose to gift the app.

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  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,585 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 9:29 PM (in response to holtynq)

    On her iOS device open the App Store app to the Fatured pane, swipe to the bottom, tap her Apple ID and sign out. Sign in with your Apple ID. Open the Purchased pane, find the app in question and install it on her device.

     

    The name is Dah•veed, as in David, but in Spanish.

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  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 7:41 PM (in response to holtynq)

    Be careful that way, you may put her in a 3-month lock-out of her Apple ID on the device.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,585 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 7:54 PM (in response to HACKINT0SH)

    Do you have a link about what you are talking about?

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  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 11:01 PM (in response to Dah•veed)

    iTunes Store: Associating a device or computer to your Apple ID

              http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4627

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