Can I login with personal account, download app and switch back to business account?

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  1. Target

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    Hi Folks,
    Got a question for you gurus. I have a personal iPad. I also was issued a work iPad with a company Apple ID. I have some apps on my personal that I would like to get on my work iPad. One app in particular I got free working as a beta tester that is now $139. Its Remote Desktop software. I only use it to get to my personal stuff. So the question is: Can I log into my personal iTunes account, download the app, log out and use the app on the work iPad?
     
  2. liberated

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    I had a similar setup, yes you can.
     
  3. Europa

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    Did it remove the apps from your second account when you synced in iTunes after logging back into the primary account?
     
  4. Target

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    That's why I'm asking. I want to get the app on both and not have it be deleted from the personal. I'm the only user, I don't think it's unethical. If they were the same iTunes account then no issue. I have it on all my iDevices. If there was not some sort of tracking from Apple, people would be logging in and out with their Apple id on friends devices all the time sharing apps.


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  5. Europa

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    It's not unethical - you paid for it. Just don't sync in iTunes or you'll have to reinstall it afterwards.
     
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    I have something similar. My employer purchased an app license for me on my personal iPad under an iTunes account that I don't have the password for. My personal apps and this app live side by side fine unless (as Europa mentioned) I sync with my computer. It then asks me for my work's password, which I don't have and the app is deleted. My employer can reinstall it, but it's a pain to do this all the time. I don't sync anymore, just use iCould OTA backup. It can be done and legal if you have a license for it (which you can legally use this app on five devices with your Apple ID).
     
  7. liberated

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    Good point, I never Sync so I don't know.
     
  8. Target

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    So if I have both passwords, there shouldn't be any issues, right? I have both the personal and work account info. The work account has no payment type. I can only get free or apps in the Mobile Iron app.


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  9. Europa

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    The only problem is that is will be removed when you sync.
     
  10. Target

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    I can download one app agin if need be. But we don't sync the work iPads.


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  11. Europa

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    You're fine then. Just log back into the primary account afterwards. :)
     
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    You guys rock!


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