Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2013 6:48 PM (in response to typinginthecity)
Once you download an app with your ID, that should associate the device with your ID and you should not get the message again. That's what the message means - you have now associated the iPad with your Apple ID.
A "sure fire" method would be to download any previously purchased content onto your iPad with the Apple ID that you used to purchase that content, and that should associate your iPad with your Apple ID.
When you sign into your account in iTunes on your computer - you should see Manage Devices to the right of the iTunes in the Cloud area.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2013 7:09 PM (in response to Demo)
Thanks for your reply! Hopefully I won't see the message again after downloading another app. I actually don't use iCloud as a means of storing and transferring information, which explains why I didn't see that option. Is there any way ti be sure without using iCloud? Thanks again!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2013 7:25 PM (in response to typinginthecity)
I think that you are confusing iTunes in the Cloud with using iCloud as a means of backing up and keeping all content in sync across your devices.
iTunes in the cloud is simply the vehicle by which Apple allows users to download past purchases again for free as long as they use the same Apple ID that was used to buy the content. In a manner of speaking, your purchased content from iTunes, is stored in the cloud for you so that you can download it again on any other devices (up to 10 devices) that use your Apple ID.
iCloud is a means of backing up and keeping devices in sync with regard to purchases and app content. It is something that you have to activate and turn on in the settings on your devices. You do not have to have an iCloud account in order to download past purchases. If you choose to have an iCloud account, you can backup your iPad to iCloud and all of your iTunes purchases - apps, music, TV Shows, Movies, books and camera roll photos are stored in the backup as well as all of your app data and device settings. If you were to erase your iPad and all of the settings on the device - say for troubleshooting purposes - you can download all of that content to the iPad again from your iCloud backup.
The fact that you can download previously purchased app IS proof that your device is associated with your Apple ID.
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