How to Transfer Purchased Items from iPad to iTunes

Jul 29,2019 • Filed to: iPad Transfer • Proven solutions

iTunes store is a good resource for downloading and purchasing items, such as music, podcast, audiobook, video, iTunes U and more, which brings much pleasure and convenience to your daily life. Since the purchased items are protected by the Apple FailPlay DRM protection, you're only allowed to share the items among your iPhone, iPad and iPod. Thus, to keep the purchased items safe, you probably want to transfer them to iTunes library.

This post will introduce how to transfer purchased items from iPad to iTunes library with iTunes, and also offers the methods to transfer all files, purchased and non-purchased, from iPad to iTunes library without iTunes. Check it out.

Part 1. Transfer Purchased Items to iTunes library

It is easy to transfer purchased items from iPad to iTunes with just a couple of clicks. Before you start with the instruction, please ensure you have downloaded and installed the latest version of iTunes (get it at the official Apple website) and have the lightening USB cable for iPad.

Step 1. Authorize the computer

If you have authorized the computer, please skip this step to step 2. If not, follow this step.

Launch iTunes on your computer, and choose Account > Authorization > Authorize This Computer.This brings a dialog box. Enter your Apple ID and password that you use to purchase items. If the items you purchased with multiple Apple IDs, you need to authorize the computer for each one.

How to Transfer Purchased Items from iPad to iTunes Library- Authorize the Computer

Note: You can authorize up to 5 computers with one Apple ID.

Step 2. Connect Your iPad to the Computer

Connect your iPad with PC via an original USB cord in order to avoid any potential issues during the process. iTunes will recognize it automatically and you will notice your iPad listed if you click on the phone icon at the upper part of the screen.

How to Transfer Purchased Items from iPad to iTunes Library - Connect Your iPad to the Computer

Step 3. Copy iPad purchased items to iTunes library

Choose File from the top Menu and then hover over Devices to list available devices at the moment. In this case, you will have an optiop of Transfer Purchases from "iPad".

how to transfer purchased Items from iPad to iTunes Library - Copy iPad Purchased Items to iTunes Library

The process of how to transfer purchases from iPad to iTunes will be finished in a couple of minutes, depending on how many items you have to move.

Part 2. Transfer iPad Non-Purchased Files to iTunes Library

When it comes to export the non-purchased items from iPad to iTunes library, iTunes turns out to be helpless. In this case, you're highly recommended to rely on the third-party software - dr.fone - Transfer (iOS). This software makes it extremely easy to transfer the non-purchased and purchased music, movies, podcasts, iTunes U, audiobook and others back to iTunes library.

Now I would like to show you how to transfer items from iPad to iTunes library with the Windows version. Click the button to download the software.

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How to Transfer Files from iPad to iTunes Library

Step 1. Start dr.fone and Connect iPad

Download and install dr.fone on your computer. Run dr.fone and choose Transfer. Connect iPad to computer with the USB cable, and the program will automatically detect it. Then you'll see different manageable file categories at the top of the main interface.

How to Transfer Purchased Items from iPad to iTunes Library - Connect iPad and Launch the Software

Step 2. Transfer Purchased and Non-Purchased Items from iPad to iTunes

Choose a file category in the main interface, and the program will show you the sections of the category along with the contents in the right part. Now select the files, purchased or non-purchased, and click the Export button at the upper left corner, then choose Export to iTunes in the drop-down menu. After that, dr.fone will transfer the items from iPad to iTunes library.

Transfer Purchased Items from iPad to iTunes Library - Transfer Files to iTunes Library

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