9347 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 1, 2010 12:02 PM by varjak paw
I was in a similar situation and I found no solution. The apps that you downloaded are associated to your account, not the ipad itself. So she would need to download the apps within her itunes account and then restore the ipad.
If anyone knows a better way I'd love to know. I bought one for my parents for xmas and I am the more computer savvy one so I upgraded to 4.2.1. I would love to be able to transfer ownership of a few apps that I wanted to purchase for them but don't think I can so ill have to wait until I visit them.
You just need to copy the apps to her computer. Just authorize her copy of iTunes to your iTunes Store account and then use the the Transfer Purchases command in iTunes:
or you can copy the apps from your computer to a removable device such as a USB flash drive, then drag them into the iTunes window on her computer.
Once the apps and any other purchased items have been transferred into her copy of iTunes, she can then set it up to sync to her iPad. From there she can purchase apps using either your iTunes Store account or her own. She'll need your account ID and password to get any updates to the apps purchased through your account. She can if she wishes also change the name of the iPad, though that's unnecessary.
Message was edited by: Dave Sawyer
I would love to be able to transfer ownership of a few apps that I wanted to purchase for them but don't think I can
You are correct; you can't. You'll have to authorize your parents' copy of iTunes to your iTunes Store account, or purchase the apps again using their own account in the Store. If you do the former, then you'll have to give your parents your iTunes Store account ID and password so they can get any future updates to those apps.