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How to Transfer iPad Purchases to iPhone or iPod

Content you’ve purchased or installed for free from the App Store and iTunes on your iPad might not be transferred automatically to the iTunes library on your iPhone. To make sure all of your media and apps are properly backed up, you can transfer purchases manually before backing up and syncing your iPad. Here are some tips on how to transfer iTunes purchases from iPad to iPhone or other iDevice.

How to Transfer iPad Purchases to iPhone or iPod with iTunes

To share your new iPad iTunes purchases, you need to authorize the home computer of the iPhone

  1. Launch iTunes
  2. Go to the Store menu and choose Authorize Computer.
  3. Enter the Apple ID info you used to purchase the iTunes items. If your iTunes purchases are purchased via multiple Apple IDs, you have to authorize the computer for each one.
  4. Plug your iPad to the computer, and click Transfer purchases button.
  5. After that, you have transferred your iTunes purchases back to the iTunes library, now, connect the iPhone to the computer.
  6. Sync the iTunes purchases to the iOS device, say, iPhone.

Please note if the iTunes Store purchases on your device were purchased with multiple accounts, you will need to authorize the computer for each one. iTunes software may be used to reproduce materials. It is licensed to you only for reproduction of non-copyrighted materials, materials in which you own the copyright, or materials you are authorized or legally permitted to reproduce. If you are uncertain about your right to copy any material, you should contact your legal advisor.

How to Transfer iPad Purchases to iPhone or iPod without iTunes

To transfer iTunes purchase without using iTunes, you can get help from iPad Magic from Xilisoft. It is a smart transfer tool allowing iOS users to transfer iPhone/iPod/iPad purchased or non purchased music, videos, photos and other contents to Mac/iTunes. The below is how it works:

To begin with, please download and install iPad Magic to your computer. Then, transfer movies from iPad Air to computer as the following steps show.

Step 1. Connect your iPad to computer via USB cable, and launch iPad Magic on your computer. It’ll show you a beautiful main interface, as well as detect your device automatically.

Step 2. In the left directory tree, choose the source file list from which you want to backup files to local computer. All files in the selected file list will be shown in the right list immediately.

Step 3. Check the wanted files in the right file list, click “Copy to Device” button at the bottom of the file list, and locate the target folder in the dialog box that appears, then start exporting.


You can also transfer videos, books, playlists between iPad, iPod or iPhone.