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Mar. 11, 2014 11:49 am / Posted by Andrew Coffe to Tips
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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).

How to Transfer Purchases from iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS to iTunes Library

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.

Extra: How to Transfer iPhone Purchases to New Computer

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.

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Note:Do not click "Erase and Sync" button, or it will delete any existing data currently on your iPhone.

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.

Important: How to Transfer Deleted or Lost Data from iPhone to iTunes

Unfortunately, sometimes it would happen that you accidently deleted or lost your messages, photos, contacts or other files on iPhone. Don't panic. Try  iPhone Data Recovery which is a popular and powerful data recovery tool to help you recover and transfer all the lost items to computer. Here is the simplified guide.

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.

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