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How to Transfer Purchases from iPhone to iTunes

--Wednesday, Nov.30, 2016


Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 third quarter ended June 25, 2016 in Cupertino, California. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $42.4 billion and quarterly net income of $7.8 billion. Services Revenue Grows 19% as App Store hits All-Time record. There's no doubt that the earning of App Store has been a great part of the Apple's revenue, and you probably contributes a lot to that.


Have you been buying those interesting things once they're released like apps, songs, movies and so on? If you've got so many apps purchased and downloaded on your iPhone, it's strongly recommended to transfer purchases to iTunes in case that you've reset or lost data on iPhone. Though it's not a big deal to re-download one or several apps or songs, it's quite a time-consuming burden to re-install all the previous transfers. Therefore, why not scroll down and read on to gain an idea?

Method 1: Transfer Purchases from iPhone to iTunes via iTunes


iTunes enables user to transfer things purchased through iTunes from iPhone to as many as five authorized computers. However, please note that it's only available on those purchased on App Store. If you've downloaded apps or media files from other sources, they would be excluded. This restriction is designed to discourage casual piracy as long as to ensure the sales of App Store. Also, iTunes is unable to transfer your photos/videos/messages/contacts. If you just want to transfer purchases, please check out the steps.


Step 1. Authorize the Computer

Please make sure that your iTunes is up to date to the latest version. Now, launch iTunes and plug your iPhone to the computer as to get connected to iTunes. Then, click "Account" > "Authorizations" > "Authorize this Computer". A pop-up will show up asking you to enter Apple ID and Password. Please follow it and click "Authorize" to finish it.

Note that you can de-authorize the computer if you're going to upgrade to another computer.


Authorize Computer iTunes

Step 2. Transfer Purchases to Computer

Click "File" on the top panel, and then navigate to "Devices" > "Transfer Purchases from 'Name of Your Device'". Then, it will start transferring purchases to your computer with the status bar showing the progress.

Note that you cannot preview those purchases after the transfer.


Transfer Purchases to iTunes

Method 2: Selectively Copy Files from iPhone to iTunes


iPhone Transfer is a premium software for data transfer between iOS devices or iOS devices and computers with purchases and non-purchases supported. Moreover, you can selectively export almost all your files from iPhone to iTunes with ease.



Step 1. Connect iPhone to iPhone Transfer

Please download and install iPhone Transfer at first with a click of the button above. Next, run the program and get your iPhone connected to it. When connected, the interface will display some related information as below.


Connect iPhone to iPhone Transfer

Step 2. Preview and Transfer Files to iTunes

Now, you can switch items in the left panel and check for contents currently stored in your iPhone. In the "Media" item, there are more types of data such as "Music", "Movies", “TV Shows" and so on. Please preview them and select those you'd like to export to iTunes. Then, head to "Export to" > "Export to iTunes Library". In no time, selected ones will be transferred to the iTunes Library.


Selectively Export Files

Method 3: Export All Data from iPhone to iTunes within a Click


There is a fast way to transfer your purchases and non-purchases with iPhone Transfer. With just one click, those data will be exported to computer without a hitch.


Step 1. Launch iPhone Transfer

Please perform iPhone Transfer on your computer. Next, connect your iPhone via a USB cable to the software. It takes no time to finish detecting your device. Then, information of your iPhone will be displayed such as Type, Capacity, Version and Serial Number.


Launch iPhone Transfer

Step 2. Export Data with One Click

As you might have noticed on the interface, there is a "To iTunes" option available. Or, you can go to "Toolkit" > "To iTunes". Please click on the button and then a pop-up will show up. Now, click on "Start" to proceed. Files will be exported to computer intact.


Export iPhone Data with One Click

That's how to transfer purchases from iPhone to iTunes. It is really a piece of cake, right? You can follow the instructions step by step and try the free trial version of iPhone Transfer to see whether it's as good as you expect. If you've having any questions, please drop your comments below.



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