6 Replies Latest reply: May 11, 2015 8:36 PM by zeroluis
Chloetsl Level 1 (0 points)

hey, i wanna ask how we transfer the apps that we purchased (PAID) from ipad to iphone?

when i search the (paid) app from my iphone, it says i need to pay again. but i have paid

from my ipad! is the same app!!

anyone please help!

thank you

iPad 2
  • Skydiver119 Level 7 (26,002 points)

    If you sync them via iTunes to the same computer then all compatible apps should transfer over. Compatible being the operative word. While most iPhone apps work on the i Pad (they're just smaller) not all iPad apps are capable of scaling down to be compatible with the smaller real estate of the iPhone.


    I have a Touch and iPad and I can share apps, but I sync them both to the same comptuer and same iTunes account.

  • Jolieteddie Level 2 (400 points)

    You don't even need to sync the iPad and iPhone to the same computer, only to have used the same Apple ID account for both. I have an iPhone which I sync to a computer at home and an iPad that I synch to a computer at work. I have the same ID for both devices, so that when I buy an app for my iPhone, if the same App works on iPad, I I can download from App Store without having to pay again. As noted, if the App has different versions for iPad and iPhone, then you're out of luck. The key is your Apple ID.

  • Chloetsl Level 1 (0 points)

    sigh..............the (paid ipad apps) are actually in my library but when i plugged in my phone and wanted to transfer the apps from my ipad, they wasnt there for me to transfer.

    but when i search the respective apps from my iphone, it requires me to pay again.....

  • kohnda Level 1 (65 points)

    The Apps have to be universal. If you have an app thats specific for the ipad, its not going to work on the iphone.

  • MSLJR Level 1 (0 points)

    THANK YOU. That worked just fine.

  • zeroluis Level 1 (5 points)

    you don't even have to sync your ipad to a pc or iphone. All you have to do is share the same iCloud account. Once you make the purchase from you ipad, go to your iphone and look for the same app and if its compatible with your iphone you will see a cloud with an arrow looking down. Click on it and thats it.