4 Replies Latest reply: May 31, 2010 11:29 AM by Jolly Giant
Carlouk Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Hi
My son has an iPad which is synced to his Mac. He also has his own itunes account which he uses to populate the Ipad.

My question is, can I log into my itunes account on the Ipad and purchase apps for him which will then download onto the ipad and sync with his mac next time.

thanks

MacBook Pro 15" 2.8Ghz 7200rpm Antiglare, MBP 13" 2,25ghz, IPhone 3GS, Mac OS X (10.6.2), PC's
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    Carlouk wrote:
    My question is, can I log into my itunes account on the Ipad and purchase apps for him which will then download onto the ipad and sync with his mac next time.


    if you authorize his iTunes to play/use content purchased with your iTMS account, it should work.

    JGG

  • Carlouk Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Not sure what u mean. On the ipad i can log out of his account and log into mine. Maybe i try it and see
  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (55,485 points)
    Perhaps you'd be better off buying the item as a gift so that although you're paying for it on your account it becomes his app...

    tt2
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    what i mean is authorize iTunes (not the iPad) on his computer to play purchases you made using your iTMS account. if your son's iTunes isn't authorized, you might not be able to transfer the content to his iTunes.

    that's basically very easy. all you have to do is +log out+ of one account (click on the account name in the iTunes Store window and select +sign out+ from the pop-up dialog) and into the other, and then they will both be authorized.

    if you have your own computer, you could enable _*Home Sharing*_ and set up iTunes to automatically transfer new purchases via your home network. you would download content on the iPad, transfer that to your iTunes and the content will be automatically pushed to your son's iTunes.

    JGG