12 Replies Latest reply: Nov 6, 2011 9:43 PM by Chris CA
coopml Level 1 Level 1
I rented a movie, downloaded it to my computer and moved it to my ipod touch thinking I would have time to watch it on a flight. Well, I didn't have time to even start watching it and now I want to watch it on my laptop. iTunes FAQ says movies can be copied from device to device within the rental period. However, iTunes won't let me move it back to my computer - no option at all. Anyone know it this is possible?

Dell 1456, Windows 7, none
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10
    Choose Transfer Purchases from the File menu in iTunes.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
    Connect the touch to your computer.
    Select the touch and click the Movies tab.
    You will see *Rented movies*.
    Any rented movies will show up under iTunes or on iPod and have a Move button.
    Note that you must be connected to the internet to move the items.
  • GF1977 Level 1 Level 1
    I'm having same problem. Rented HD movie on iPhone while away from home, now I'm home and want to transfer it to my computer then AppleTv, can't find out how to get it off my iPhone. In iTunes I go to my iPhone, click rented movies on left side, the movie appears but all the text appears grayed out, like its disabled, no move button anywhere. Any other ideas?
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10
    Have you selected the Movies tab in iTunes as Chris said?

  • Steve W67 Level 1 Level 1
    I'm having a similar problem to coopml. I download a movie rental on my iPhone but didn't get a chance to watch it. I now want to transfer it into iTunes on to my Mac. When the iPhone is connected to the Mac the rented movie shows up under the iPhone in the devices in the sidebar (it is greyed out in iTunes). It is still within the rental period. Yet when I click on the Movies tab, as suggested, there is no sign of the rented movie.

    I know it work the other way around because I have rented a movie on my Mac, it appears under Movies and there is a button to move it onto the iPhone (and vice-versa). My problem / question is - how do you transfer a rented movie onto a Mac if it was originally downloaded on an iPhone/iPod? I'm not even sure that this is possible.
  • dmeyer222 Level 1 Level 1
    Same issue here...
  • RSalort Level 1 Level 1
    According to the iPhone 4 User Guide:

    "On iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS, you can transfer rented movies between iPhone and your computer. On iPhone 4, you can transfer rented movies between iPhone and your computer only if they were rented in iTunes on your computer. Movies rented on iPhone 4 cannot be transfer to your computer."

    So there you go; apparently the functionality of renting movies on our iPhones and later watching them on our Macs was lost with iPhone 4.
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10
    text removed: inapplicable comment

    Message was edited by: Dave Sawyer
  • kbilly21 Level 1 Level 1
    I can't believe iPhone 4 lost ability to transfer movies back to iTunes. *** is up with that?
  • Dr.Zaius Level 1 Level 1
    "coopml" in original post should be ok since he originally downloaded the movie onto his PC in itunes. Since it was rented in iTunes, it can be moved back and forth with no problem. Like it was stated above, attach iPhone to iTunes and then select the iphone device in iTunes (on the left of the PC screen). THEN select the movie tab. You will then see the move menu. There is another movie tab in the music area of iTunes. This tab _will not_ show you the move menu.
  • sfhammer Level 1 Level 1

    If you download a rented movie on your iPhone 4, iPad, iPod touch (4th generation), or Apple TV: It is not transferable to any other device or computer.



  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9

    This thread is almost a year old and you posted a link to this thread.