New Computer: How to transfer Apps???

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ibanana, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. ibanana macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2007

    I have bought a new MBP recently. My iphone is still sync with my old powerbook that contains all the apps I have purchased. I have tried to plug my iphone in my new MBP but the only choice I have is to replace the data of my iphone with the data from the new MBP.
    What should I do to get my apps back in the new computer and be able to sync my iphone?

  2. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2008
    If you lose all your apps, when you go to get them again from the iTunes store, it will say "You have already purchased this app, click OK to download again". You are able to then re-download all your apps again, including the ones that cost, at no charge.

    Note: You must get the apps under the same account as you have previously used.
    Second Note: When getting apps that you pay for, the popup that says: "Are you sure you want to purchase this app..." comes up still, so just click OK and then the "You have already purchased this app" message will appear.

    Personal experience
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Moving your iTunes library to the new MBP will also move your iPhone apps.
  4. ibanana thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2007
    that's what I have done but it didn't work
  5. CBR900RR macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2008
    Middle of Pacific
    I also sync my 16g with 2 computer, all the apps that I have on the 16g will backup to either computer if I sync it, and I also have the same warning message like yours, that saying it will replace all data from my computer to iphone, but I proceed and apps in iphone will get backup to the computer.
  6. iRoyds macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2010
    the way I did it was

    1) open up the location of the apps.
    2) copy them to a flash drive
    3) put the flash drive on the new pc/mac
    4) drag all the alls on to the apps window in iTunes.

    works a treat
    hope that helps :)
  7. grmorgan411 macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2011
    transfer apps

    to transfer apps and all data, plug in your device, click file-transfer purchases from ___...

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