SmartSDR for iOS on two devices . 2 Purchases ?

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 3 years ago
  • (Edited)
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
Photo of Andrew O'Brien

Andrew O'Brien

  • 386 Posts
  • 44 Reply Likes

Posted 3 years ago

  • 1
Photo of KY6LA - Howard

KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

  • 3799 Posts
  • 1658 Reply Likes
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
Photo of Steve K9ZW

Steve K9ZW, Elmer

  • 1642 Posts
  • 800 Reply Likes
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.


Steve K9ZW
Photo of Ria - N2RJ

Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

  • 2328 Posts
  • 966 Reply Likes
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.
Photo of Andrew O'Brien

Andrew O'Brien

  • 386 Posts
  • 44 Reply Likes
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.