2966 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 5, 2009 3:09 PM by Josh Hurd
OK I just called my wife and checked, and we have different accounts. She said it made her set up an account when she started using the phone. I think I remember this now. Is there a way that I can put both phones on the same account so we can download and share apps and music regardless of where we are doing it (my phone, her phone, the computer)?
Thanks very much
I had my iTunes account and phone before I got my wife's hers. When I first started, I synced hers from her account on my computer brought in my libraries and authorized her phone as one of the 5 allowed. She had all purchased apps and music. Over time we each bought music or apps on our seperate accouts. Of course, we told each other about cool apps or music we bought and wanted on our phone. When I went to sync iTunes was going to delete all music and apps and sync with the library I was logged into. Didn't want that, only work around I have found is to copy new music or new apps from one library to the other. Updating on the phone is also difficult because you can't switch between accounts so updates have to be done at the computer for apps bought under different accounts. I am sure there is a better way to do this and ask for an insight anyone would have. I hope it works out.
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Not sure it this will help. But my fiancee' uses my original iphone as a itouch and I have the 3G. We have two computers his and hers, so what I do is when I buy something on my 3G or download an app to my computer, I then plug my 3G into his computer and right click on the iphone and click transfer purchases and it copies what I have to his computer and that way he has the same app, songs, videos that I do and he can choose to sync them or not. Hope this helps
I don't know if this is still the case but in my experience with previous versions of iPhone OS, prolly 2.0-2.2 me and my girlfriend were able to share apps as long as we sync'd our phones on the same computer under the same user account. It would require that we sometimes type in our account passwords for each iTunes account we held but sharing the Apps worked just fine in this situation.
My girlfriend has since gotten her own iMac so no longer snyc's on mine so can't say if this has been removed in recent versions of iTunes or iPhone OS.
If iTunes only allows you to share Apps that were downloaded by iTunes just delete the app and re-download it via iTunes instead of sync'ing it from your phone.
One side effect I noticed was you will not be able to Update an app unless you have the other account password. If you know both passwords tho you should be golden.