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How many iPods can sync with One iTunes account?

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trshivku Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
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Aug 13, 2009 11:06 AM
How many iPods can one sync with an iTunes account ? I have searched the net and there are many different posts but none conclusive. So was wondering if anyone here had a clear idea on that.

Thanks in advance,

-TRS
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Aug 13, 2009 11:07 AM (in response to trshivku)
    Hello trsivku,

    There is no limit to the number of iPods to one account or computer. I have 3 different iPods that are synced to my one computer and iTunes account.

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  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,440 points)
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    Aug 13, 2009 11:08 AM (in response to trshivku)
    How many iPods can one sync with an iTunes account ?


    There's no limit.

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  • Krusader Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Aug 13, 2009 11:09 AM (in response to trshivku)
    Don't get mistaken with iPod and iTunes accounts.

    If you're trying to ask how many iPods can one computer unit sync, I think the answer is basically as much as you want. You can sync as many iPods as you want into one computer unit.

    If you're trying to ask how many computers can an iTunes account authorize? Answer is 5.
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  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,160 points)
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    Aug 13, 2009 11:24 AM (in response to trshivku)
    As provided, you can sync as many ipods/iphones as you like to one itunes account.
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.5.1), airport express, iphone, ipod, ipod touch
  • pieromattos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 13, 2009 1:56 PM (in response to Niel)
    But how many ipod can I sync with only one iunes store account?

    I have 2 ipod touch, and about 60 apps on one of them, do i need to buy those 60 apps again to sync them with the other ipod touch or can I sync them all to both ipods without having to buy them again ?!

    thanks.
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  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,160 points)
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    Aug 13, 2009 2:00 PM (in response to pieromattos)
    "But how many ipod can I sync with only one iunes store account? "

    I know of no limit.

    " do i need to buy those 60 apps again to sync them with the other ipod touch or can I sync them all to both ipods without having to buy them again ?!"

    No, you do not need to buy them again.

    Yes, you can sync them to both ipods.
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.5.1), airport express, iphone, ipod, ipod touch
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,440 points)
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    Aug 13, 2009 2:01 PM (in response to pieromattos)
    But how many ipod can I sync with only one iunes store account?


    As above, unlimited.

    do i need to buy those 60 apps again to sync them with the other ipod touch


    No. Once you've purchased an application, you shouldn't need to pay for it again from the same iTunes Store account under any circumstances.

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  • pieromattos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 13, 2009 2:03 PM (in response to pieromattos)
    thank you, you REALLY helped me! [:)]
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  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,360 points)
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    Aug 13, 2009 2:10 PM (in response to pieromattos)
    But how many ipod can I sync with only one iunes store account?

    None.
    iPod don't sync with an iTunes account.
    iPods sync with iTunes on a computer.
    You can have 5 computers authorized to play songs/movies from one iTunes account.
    Each computer can have 5 iTunes accounts authorized.
    An iPod can have music/movies from 5 different iTunes accounts.

    Note that this only applies to iTunes purchases with DRM, which is movies, tv shows and older iTunes music. All music now purcahsed is DRM free.
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  • pieromattos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 13, 2009 2:54 PM (in response to Chris CA)
    okay, but my question wasn't about music, it's about apps, i'm only concerned if i have to buy all my apps again so i can sync them with my other ipod, but if i configure them both to use the same itunes store/app store account there won't be any problem right ?
    hp pavilion, Windows Vista
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,360 points)
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    Aug 13, 2009 3:03 PM (in response to pieromattos)
    Same for apps as it is for music.
    i'm only concerned if i have to buy all my apps again so i can sync them with my other ipod

    No, you will not have to purchase them again.
    but if i configure them both to use the same itunes store/app store account there won't be any problem right ?

    Since you do not configure them to use the apps store, except by logging into iTunes and then syncing the touch, yes, there will be no problem.
    iMac G5 (Rev B) ALS - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.7), silver mini, blue mini, silver shuffle
  • pieromattos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 13, 2009 3:10 PM (in response to Chris CA)
    so i can transfer my apps to both of them, run them normally on both, but i will only be able to buy more apps from just one of the ipods?
    hp pavilion, Windows Vista
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,360 points)
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    Aug 13, 2009 3:15 PM (in response to pieromattos)
    so i can transfer my apps to both of them, run them normally on both

    Yes.
    but i will only be able to buy more apps from just one of the ipods?

    No. You can purchase apps from both iPods.
    iMac G5 (Rev B) ALS - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.7), silver mini, blue mini, silver shuffle
  • pieromattos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 13, 2009 3:20 PM (in response to Chris CA)
    Okay, thank very much Chris [:D]
    hp pavilion, Windows Vista
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