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Using Apps On 2 iPhones

623 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 28, 2008 12:08 AM by redhotredhead83 RSS
Ryan Sawyer1 Calculating status...
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Dec 27, 2008 10:19 PM
My wife and I both have iPhones. We both use the same credit card information to make purchases, but we have different usernames/log in's. When I purchase an application for the app store how am I able to let her use it as well? As of right now it appears we have to purchae the applications twice. Am I missing something?

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  • Charles Conway Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Dec 27, 2008 11:05 PM (in response to Ryan Sawyer1)
    Though it's not officially supported, I once read that the applications use the same Fairplay encryption as iTunes Music Store files (meaning you can use them from several computers/iPods/iPhones). This means you can copy the application files from one iTunes library and drag them into the iTunes library for the 2nd phone. You'll probably have to enter authentication for the account that purchased the apps. Try right-clicking on an App icon in iTunes and selecting "Show In Finder". Then drag those files into the other iTunes library for the other phone.
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  • redhotredhead83 Calculating status...
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    Dec 28, 2008 12:08 AM (in response to Ryan Sawyer1)
    I share a computer with another iPhone. We have different iTunes accounts but it's all stored in the same iTunes library. You can purchase the app on one phone and sync it to the other BUT if the app requires an update the non-purchaser of the app will be prompted to purchase the app. So essentially, yes you would have to purchase the app twice. Hope that made some sense.
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