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I was wondering, if I login to the app store with a different Apple ID on a device, will I be able to still use the apps on the device not downloaded or purchased from the current Apple ID?

Example: My wife has an iPhone with many different apps she's downloaded. If I took her phone, logged out of her app store Apple ID, then logged in with my Apple ID, and downloaded other apps, would I be able to use the apps she already downloaded on the phone without having to log her back into the App Store?

marked as duplicate by Mark, Ruskes, jherran, Matthieu Riegler, Graham Miln Jun 17 '15 at 9:05

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iCloud Family Sharing is perfect for this situation.


It allows you to share each others apps, pictures and purchased media without any issues. It works pretty well in our experience.

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    Agreed, this is the exact use case for Family Sharing and avoids the headaches of juggling apps from multiple Apple IDs on one device. – tubedogg Jun 17 '15 at 4:05

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