If you have some items purchased in your iPhone or iPod Touch, and you want to transfer these items from iPhone or iPod Touch to iTunes. You can transfer these items to any iTunes/computer that is authorized by iTunes Store user name and password.
This guide will work on both Windows and Mac and iTunes is used, So lets see how to transfer iPhone or iPod purchased items to iTunes/computer.
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- First you need to authorize the computer to transfer purchased apps from iPhone or iPod Touch.
- This will prompt for the account information, enter the user name and password to authorize the computer.
This will start Access iTunes Store… wait for a while.
If computer is already authorized, you will get this message, Click OK button.
- Now connect you iPhone or iPod Touch to computer and Click on File menu then Devices > Transfer Purchases…
If you have older version of iTunes you will find this option directly under File menu.
Simply Control+Click (Mac) or Right click (Windows) on iPhone or iPod Touch device icon and select Transfer Purchases (if the sidebar is hidden and you can’t see you device listed then press Ctrl+S keys to show sidebar).
This will start transferring purchased as well as free items from iPhone or iPod Touch to your Computer.
All purchased and free items from your iPhone or iPod Touch transferred to your iTunes/Computer, lets see where iTunes saves the apps.
On the left side Click on Applications menu under Library section and then Control+Click on application > Show in Finder (Mac) or Right Click on application > Show in Windows Explorer (Windows). This will open the folder where iTunes saves the apps.
Using this guide you can transfer your apps to a new computer, from one computer to another, to iTunes, to iPod Touch, from PC to Mac and more…
Feel free to ask question about transferring your iPhone or iPod Touch data to Computer, if you have successfully transferred your data leave some comments below.