SmartSDR for iOS on two devices . 2 Purchases ?

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I purchased SmartSDR for iOS through the Apple store and placed it on my Iphone.  I then realized that having an Ipad Mini laying around unused, it made sense to put SmartSDR iOS on the Ipad.  However, it appears it wants me to purchase a second copy of SmartSDR for iOS.  Is this standard practice for app that involve a fee, a separate purchase for each device ?  When apps are a couple of dollars I pay no attention, but when they are $49 that gets my attention. 

Andy K3UK
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If your iPhone and iPad are on the same iTunes account then they both should work. I run it in an iPhone iPad Aur 2 and iPad Pro. One copy multiple devices
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The Apple "secret code" to tell a buyer they can use the same app purchase on other iOS devices that are on the same account is that "Family Sharing" is "Yes."

This shows in the App Store for the program in the Information list.

I've really enjoyed having SmartSDR for iOS on my iPad and iPhone. It is a very well done implementation.

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As Howard said, once it is purchased once on your account it can be installed on any number of compatible devices on your account at no additional charge. You have to tap "restore" once you download SmartSDR and all the features will be enabled. If "restore" doesn't work, simply attempt to repurchase and the App Store will say that you already purchased the feature and will ask if you want to download again for free.
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Hi, If I remember correctly the app help file mentions a limit of 5 devices.
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As far as I know the Apple developer license states that all non-consumable in-app purchases should be restorable on every device that is associated with a common account. I have to double check but I have never seen an option to limit it. 
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Hi Ria, section 2.2 of the user manual accessible from inside the app or http://manuals.roskosch.de/smartsdr-ios/ says this:

"You never have to pay twice and there are no recurring costs. Once purchased, you “own” this feature and you can run it on up to five devices."

Apple support expands this a bit;

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204074

says: "You can have ten devices (no more than five of them computers) associated with your Apple ID and iTunes at one time."

So presumably one could install it on up to 5 ipads (etc) plus up to 5 iphones as well. Probably sufficient for even the most prolific of operators.
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It's 10 devices total, but no more than 5 computers. So those 10 devices can all be iOS devices if you really wanted to. 
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Ok thanks Ria. So is the author incorrect with what is quoted in the operator manual?
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It was probably an assumption.

I believe the 5 computer limit came about when iTunes home sharing was introduced. Since Apple had to please the music industry, this mandate likely came from them. But with all things Apple nobody knows since Apple (tries to) keep everything secret. 
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OK, thanks .  I missed the "restore" option.  All working now.  Seems REAL ODD to be on the couch watching football and operating the RSGB contest via CWX.