Apps from an iPhone to Computer

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BarclayMG, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. BarclayMG macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2009
    So I just purchased a used iPhone 2G, and it has a bunch of apps on it that I really would like to keep, but when I try to sync it with MY itunes, obviously it just gives me a prompt to clear everything.

    Is there a way to transfer everything from the iphone to my Mac?
  2. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Probably not without hacking it, just like songs on a used iPod. Even though they're on that phone legitimately, they're not really "yours." There's probably some language in the license that says the actual app is in the iTunes library and then is copied to the iPhone.
  3. Rayfire macrumors 68030


    Aug 25, 2008
    Run your iTunes. Make sure it is authorized with the same account on your iPhone.

    Plug your iPhone in, then select Transfer Purchases (right click)

    Every purchased app (or music / video etc..) shall now be transferred.
  4. BarclayMG thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2009
    Oh, smart idea. I'll have to talk to that guy.

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