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Question about setting up a new ipad

Ceil J
 

I’m getting a new ipad and I want it to have its own cloud storage. The ipad that has all the Janome/Jim apps on it is now used by my husband and that account has his iphone and the ipad on it. I have an iphone with a separate account. Again, I’d like the new ipad to have its own account but don’t know how to achieve this and still get all the apps that are under the old account. Hope this makes sense. So my questions are: How can I transfer the files which might be under my old account and how can I set things up so the new ipad is on its own? Thanks. (I used to be able to do things like this easily, but my brain is no longer cooperating most days.) :) Ceil

Jim Stutsman
 

Apple has allowed for this, but it’s not at all obvious. When you get the new iPad set it up with the Apple ID you want to use for iCloud. Then open Settings and tap the icon at the top with your picture. On that page tap iTunes and App Store. There you can enter the Apple ID for your apps. That will allow the apps you purchased from that ID to be used. For files and data you will need to restore the backup that I hope you made of the old iPad. Do that before you set up the new one, and you’ll have the option to restore from the old one when you set up the new one.

Ceil J
 

Thanks, Jim.  As my husband has my old ipad and all the apps are on it, it should not be a problem.  He probably won't even care if I leave them on that ipad as they haven't bothered him in the several months that he's been using it (and that I've been without).  I've been spending my time trying to clean up the mess I made with embroidery files when I first got my 15000 machine.  Even though it's all organized, I somehow thought that it would be a good idea to save every "freebee" that came my way.  Again, what a mess.  I've deleted so much and I'm so tired of saying, "what was I thinking?"   Thanks again. Ceil


On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 7:33 PM Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Apple has allowed for this, but it’s not at all obvious. When you get the new iPad set it up with the Apple ID you want to use for iCloud. Then open Settings and tap the icon at the top with your picture. On that page tap iTunes and App Store. There you can enter the Apple ID for your apps. That will allow the apps you purchased from that ID to be used. For files and data you will need to restore the backup that I hope you made of the old iPad. Do that before you set up the new one, and you’ll have the option to restore from the old one when you set up the new one.

Cat - N
 

On the same subject...

I did not know this could be done when I got my iPhone, so now, my iPhone shares backup iCloud storage space with the Janome iPad Air that came with my 15000...and I already had an iPad I had planned to use when I got a 15000.  When I got the iPads, I just used my existing Apple ID from when I had an Apple 5s (briefly) several years earlier...if that makes sense.

Is it possible to 'move' the iPads to a 'new' Apple ID account now, so they can sync together and share the same iCloud storage, and use my iPhone on the original Apple ID...and get the apps on both that will work on both (FootBook, ThreadBook, AcuDesign, etc.?

- Cat

Jim Stutsman
 

Having more than one Apple ID can cause an unbelievable amount of frustration. Apple, in their dubious, infinite wisdom, assumes that nobody would ever have more than one, yet they make it ridiculously easy to get multiples. There is no provision to “merge” two Apple IDs, and if you buy apps using more than one, you can’t use them unless you are logged in with the right ID. The one thing you can do to share the same iCloud storage is to set up each ID with Family Sharing. This site explains how to set it up:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201084

There is, of course, a gotcha. Apple gives you 5GB for free. With multiple accounts sharing it, it fills up quickly. You can get 200GB for $3/month, and 2TB for $10/month. If you keep photos there it fills up really fast.

Ceil J
 

Another quirk with Apple storage is that, by default I believe, each device is set to back up every single app.  I couldn't understand how I used up the 5GB on my phone after I how offloaded my photos.  It turns out there was a backup of apps that I rarely used.  It all adds up and quickly too.