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Jul 1, 2013 12:51 PM

I have 5 new iPad 4's which all share the same Apple account.  The one is setup for full access (admin), but the other 4 have some features setup to protect installing or changing settings (user).  I just noticed when I install an app on one of the 4 "user" iPads they all get the same program, but the "admin" one does not....which is fine.   If I install something on the "admin" one all 5 get it.  How can I keep these all on the same account, but not sync everything together?  Thanks.



iPhone 4, iOS 6.1.3
  • mskariah Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Jul 1, 2013 1:07 PM (in response to Telehealth Support)

    What information that you don't want to sync each other? like contact, calender, notes?

  • kb1951 Level 4 Level 4 (3,765 points)
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    Jul 1, 2013 1:14 PM (in response to Telehealth Support)

    If you go to settings, iTunes & App Store, you can turn off automatic download of apps. I am not sure if this is what you are looking for but it will allow you to selectively add apps to each device from the App Store.

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,660 points)
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    Jul 2, 2013 9:26 AM (in response to Telehealth Support)

    If you do want to download content onto all of the other iPads and you want to be able to put selective content on each device, automatic downloads will not be the answer.


    So your choices are to download the unique content to each device on its own every time that you want to add content to that one device. Or keep all of the content in one iTunes library that you control and set the sync settings for each iPad as you see fit.


    I would also recommend turning off auto sync in iTunes so that you must apply the sync to each device every time that you sync. You can do this by launching iTunes and go to Edit>Preferences>Devices and put a checkmark in the box that says - Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from automatically syncing. Click OK and quit iTunes.


    Then for each device sync this way.


    Connect the iPad to the computer and launch iTunes.

    Click on the iPad name on the left side under devices.

    Click on the content Tab on the right that you want to sync. In this case we will use Apps in the Apps list.

    Click on Will Install or Remove next to each app depending on what you want to do on that particular iPad.

    Click on the Sync Apps Heading in order to select it.

    Click on Apply in the lower right corner of iTunes


    You can do this for every content tab in iTunes and make each device sync only the content that you choose. Once you set up the sync preferences for each device, iTunes will remember the settings for that device.


    If you are using iTunes 11 and do not see the sidebar - go to the menu at the top of the screen - View>Show Sidebar.

    iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi, iOS 6.1.3, 64 GB
  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,660 points)
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    Jul 9, 2013 11:26 AM (in response to Telehealth Support)

    This is only for using iTunes. It wasn't very clear to me what exactly you were going to do. I was simply trying to cover the other alternative and wanted to make sure that if you were using iTunes, you would know what to do.


    Your solution is quite simple. Do not use automatic downloads on any of the devices. Settings>iTunes and App Stores>Automatic Downloads>Off for Apps, books, and songs.


    kb1951 had already covered this, but as I said, without knowing for sure, I wanted to post the alternative for you and that's why I said.... You will have to download the content to each device every time that you want to make a change to that device. (If not using iTunes)


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