2 Methods to Transfer Purchases from iPhone to Computer
With numerous data types stored in our smartphones, sometimes it gets rather complicated to quickly find the necessary photo, app or music file. In this case, the best thing would be to clean our smartphones memory and re-organize the data. Though, there is no need to delete all the information, instead we advise just to transfer some of it to your computer, as it might be used again sometime. Effectively, in this article we will explain how to transfer your purchases from smartphone to PC and recommend a few software which might help/simplify this operation.
Method 1. Transfer Purchases from iPhone to iTunes
- First, connect your iPhone PC via cable and open iTunes
- Choose you iPhone
- If your computer isn't authorized, authorize it, using your Apple ID
- After that click File Devices Transfer Purchases from your iPhone
- Now just wait for you purchases to get transferred. It might take some time.
- Now if you click on any bookmark, such as Apps, Podcasts etc., you will be able to easily access and manage all your purchases!
Method 2. Use TunesGo Retro to Transfer iPhone purchases to computer/iTunes
Transferring iPhone purchases from iTunes Store to iTunes Library is very easy as long as you have the right Apple ID. However, how about iPhone purchased music and videos from other sources? Can you get these iPhone purchases to iTunes Library? Of course not. To transfer iPhone purchases to iTunes Library on PC or Mac, you should depend on a professional iPhone app. If you don't know any this kind of tool, you can try Wondershare TunesGo Retro (Windows) or Wondershare TunesGo Retro (Mac). They let you transfer purchased music from iPhone to iTunes Library and computer directly. Besides music, video can also be transferred too. Additionally, it enables you to transfer non-purchases from iPhone to iTunes and computer.
Note: Please download the right version for your computer. Here, I will show you how to sync iPhone purchases to iTunes with the TunesGo Windows version. If you a Mac user, please try the Mac version and read its guide. (http://www.wondershare.com/mac-ios-manager/guide.html)
Step 1. Connect your iPhone with this program
To begin, install and launch this program on your computer. Then connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB cable. This program will quickly detect your iPhone.
Step 2. Transfer iPhone purchases to iTunes
To transfer purchased songs, you can click "Media" in the left directory tree. Then click "Music". After choosing those purchased i, you should click the triangle under "Export to". Then, choose "Export to iTunes Library". This program begins transferring the purchased songs to iTunes with their information, like rating, skips, play counts and more.
Besides the purchased songs, you can transfer songs not purchased to iTunes as well. Additionally, if you want to transfer all songs to iTunes, you can also click "Smart Export to iTunes". It will filter the songs which have existed in iTunes and only transfer others.
If you want to transfer purchased videos, you can click "Media">"Movies", "TV Shows", or "Music Videos", etc. Select the purchased videos and click the little triangle under "Export to" and then click "Export to iTunes library".