How can I get already purchased songs on iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Smtevo, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    I know that I can sync my iPhone but I am changing computers and cannot get my already purchased songs from there. Is there any way to get my purchased songs like going to iTunes and logging in and acting like I am going to purchase the song and it just downloads for free on my phone since I already bought the song once?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2005
    Unfortunately, you can't. (Unless I completely missed some recent change to the policy)
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    That's why I thought, how are you suppose to transfer iTunes then if your computer goes out on you or if you buy a new one?
  4. macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Collins Colorado
    iTunes will just warn you that you already purchased the song and then ask you if you want to purchase it again. If you select yes, it will charge you again and start downloading it.

    Music is a one time download unlike apps on the iPhone.
  5. macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    You are supposed to copy the music from your old iTunes to your new one. This is why every time you click on the purchased music album it warns you to back it up.
  6. macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2008
    This is also why they highly suggest frequent backups to avoid this.

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