The paid version of Super Mario Run is available as an in-App purchase on the App Store. This means that you are stuck playing the game on the first iOS device where the purchase was made. However, there is a way to download the Paid Version of Super Mario Run on your second or third device, without having to pay again for the in-app purchase.
Super Mario Run
Super Mario Run as available on the App Store can be downloaded for Free. However, you will only get access to the first two levels of play, after this you will be required to unlock the remaining levels through an in-App purchase costing $9.99.
While users appear to have no problem with the $10 price tag for a Nintendo game, they are irked by the in-App Mode of purchase for the full version of Super Mario Run.
In general, family sharing works for App purchases and not for in-App purchases. This can make most people believe that the paid version of Super Mario Run can only be downloaded on one device and it requires a second purchase to download and play the full version of Super Mario Run on a second or third iOS device.
Luckily, Apple allows you to download Super Mario Run on multiple iOS devices and you don’t have to pay again in case your family members want to play Super Mario Run on their iPhone or iPad.
Download Super Mario Run On Multiple iOS Devices
It is likely that you have already downloaded the Free version of Super Mario Run on your iPhone or iPad from the App Store and wondering if it is possible to download and play the Game on other iOS devices in your family, without having to purchase the game multiple times.
Follow the steps below to first purchase the paid version of Super Mario Run on your first device and then download the Paid version of Super Mario on your second iOS device, without paying for the second in-App purchase.
1. Open Super Mario Run on your iPhone or iPad
2. You will be greeted with “Tap to Run” Screen. Tap anywhere on the screen of your device to move to the next screen.
3. On the next screen, tap on the Tour option.
4. On the World Tour screen, tap on Purchase Screen button.
5. On the Purchase Screen, tap on the green US$9.99 button.
6. You will see a pop-up, confirm the In-App purchase by Entering your Apple ID Password.
7. Now, open the App Store on your second device.
8. Next, scroll down to the very bottom of the screen and tap on your Apple ID.
9. Next tap on the Sign-out option. This will ensure that you are signed out of Apple ID on the second device (in case it is a different Apple ID)
10. On the same screen, you will see an option to Sign-in, tap on it.
11. On the next pop-up, tap on Use Existing Apple ID option.
12. Next, sign in to iTunes Store by entering the Same Apple ID and Password that you had used to purchase Super Mario Run on the first device.
13. Next, download and install the Free version of Super Mario Run on the second device (your family Members iPhone)
14. Go through the Setup Procedure and Tutorials that Nintendo offers when you download the game for the first time.
15. Next, tap on the Tour option.
16. On the next screen, tap on Purchase Screen option
17. On the purchase screen, buy Super Mario by tapping on the green US$9.99 button.
18. You will see a pop-up asking you to confirm the In-App purchase. Enter the same Apple ID Password that you had used on the first device.
19. This time you will see a popup saying “You already bought this, do you want to get it again?”. Tap on the YES option to download the full version of Super Mario Run on the second device.
Note: If you receive a message saying that “only paid purchases can be claimed with an original account”, make sure that you are signing into the second device with the same Apple ID and Password that you originally used to purchase the game.
Using this method, you can downloaded Super Mario Run on your iPad without paying extra, if you had originally purchased it on your iPhone.
Similarly, family members can share Super Mario Run on all family devices. For example, parents can buy the game once and then download it on the devices of kids, instead of purchasing the game multiple times for each child.