move apps directly fr iphone to new mac

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kamamac, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2010
    Hi. I'm on vacation, and I purchased a city guide directly onto my new mac. Unfortunately, if I am to sync my iphone to my new mac, I'll lose all my current apps on my iphone. (My main computer w/ apps on the hard drive is my pc back home across the country.) I can't just download my newly purchased ($15.99!) city guide from my mac to my iphone without wiping my previous apps, which I want & need. Is there a way I can put my new app onto my iphone without losing everything else??? :( Thanks so very much, in advance.
  2. macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    1) I don't think you will lose the current apps. I could be completely wrong about this, but I think it's just music and movies that you lose when you sync with a new library.

    2) What you can try is purchasing the app on your phone now that you've bought it on your mac. The app store allows multiple downloads of the same app without recharging, so you should be able to do that without being charged twice.
  3. macrumors 68000


    Aug 26, 2009
    No you won't loose your Apps. Recently I connected my TOuch to a new Mac and clicked the Sync button. All of my Apps then appeared on my Mac. I think I even purchased some stuff on my Mac before I synced. You should be fine. You shouldn't loose anything.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    you can right click on your device in itunes and click transfer purchases this way all your apps should copy to the new mac and you should be fine then

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