7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2010 11:10 PM by iRageU95
RobertCz Pittsford Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have an iPhone for work that I sync to my work computer and also have an iPod touch that I sync to my home computer. Is it possible to transfer apps purchased on either device to the other device? For example, I have the angry birds game on my phone and want to put it on my iPod touch. Is this possible?

Thinkpad, Windows XP Pro
  • alryder Level 2 Level 2 (220 points)
    I really doubt it. You have to buy the app again for each device. Allowing apps to be installed on multiple devices would be opening the door for a lot of illegal pirating In my opinion.
  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,090 points)
    I really doubt it. You have to buy the app again for each device. Allowing apps to be installed on multiple devices would be opening the door for a lot of illegal pirating In my opinion.


    This is incorrect. You can sync as many iOS devices as you like to the same iTunes account, i.e. sync the same apps to different devices.
  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,090 points)
    They must be synced to the same iTunes account on the same computer.
  • alryder Level 2 Level 2 (220 points)
    Interesting,
    I learned something new today.
  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,090 points)
    No worries, I learn new stuff everyday.
  • iRageU95 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    If you're using the same Apple ID as the one on your iPhone, you can get Angry Birds on your iPod Touch. You won't be charged twice if you've already previously bought it.
  • asdttk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    *Transfer apps from old iphone to new iphone:*
    1.Open iTunes on the computer that is used to maintain the other iPhone.

    Note: Make sure you are using the iTunes that belongs to the target iPhone. If you sync to her iPhone from your iTunes, you could potentially mess things up for her and yourself.


    2.Authorize iTunes to use your account information (different from the account that is currently on the computer). This can be done on up to five separate computers. To do this, go to "Store > Authorize Computer."



    3.Enter your iTunes account credentials and click "Authorize." If you have authorized too many computers, it will let you know and you will have to free one up by going to a copy of iTunes you've already authorized and choosing "Store > Deauthorize Computer."


    4.Connect the iPhone that has the licensed applications or media you want to transfer on it to iTunes (aka "your" iPhone). Connect the cable from your iPhone to the computer, and it should show up in iTunes.


    5.Right-click the iPhone icon in iTunes and choose "Transfer Purchases." Once the iPhone is connected, it might ask you to update, restore or back up. Do not allow it to do any of these things.

    6.Your iPhone will say "Sync in Progress," and you'll see the files being copied in the iTunes window. This process could take a long time, depending on how many purchases you have on there.
    7.Eject your iPhone from iTunes when the transfer is complete.


    8.Connect the target iPhone to the computer. It should now appear in iTunes.







    9.Go to the Applications tab for the iPhone. You should see the applications you previously transferred from the other iPhone in there. Choose the ones you want and when you are ready, click "Sync" at the bottom. The applications will transfer to this iPhone, and you're done.

    IT's a method to transfer apps from an iPhone to an new iPhone,hope it can help you.

    source from:
    http://www.softwarebbs.com/wiki/Howto_transfer_apps_from_old_iphone_to_newiphone