Want to transfer purchases from your iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS to iTunes? When you update iOS on your device, you may get a note telling that you should transfer purchased items on iPhone to iTunes library on computer; or just to avoid losing your valued purchases, you would like to transfer all the purchased apps, media, music and other contents to iTunes.
The task to transfer purchases from iPhone to iTunes is quite simple. Below is the specific guide to help you transfer iPhone purchases to iTunes (including iTunes 11, iTunes 11.1).
Whenever you find syncing purchased items from iPhone to iTunes automatically is not workable, you can follow the steps to manually import purchased items from iPhone to iTunes on Windows or Mac (the purchased items include songs, apps, media, etc.). These work for all iPhone modes, like iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and more.
To authorize the computer, open iTunes > go to Store menu > select Authorize Computer > Enter your Apple ID and password > click Authorize button.
Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to computer. When your iPhone icon appears in iTunes, you can choose either of the following methods to transfer purchases from iPhone to iTunes library:
If you want to transfer iPhone purchased items to iTunes on a new computer, something like the dialog below would pop up when you connect iPhone to the new computer. (Remember to authorize your new computer first.) You just need to click the "ransfer Purchases" button and all the purchases will be copied to the new iTunes library.
If the dialog does not pup up, it could be the option "Do not ask me again" is previously selected. Then follow step 2 as above shows to transfer purchases from iPhone to iTunes 11, or other iTunes versions on your new Windows or Mac.
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With all the above steps and notes you take, surely you can transfer iPhone music purchases to iTunes on your PC and Mac or transfer any other purchased items. If you deleted or lost the purchased items, just download them again on your iPhone without any payment.