Purchasing songs from iTunes on iPhone AND Mac

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Bobdude161, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    N'Albany, Indiana
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    I have an eMac where I have my main itunes library. I recently purchased an album on the eMac and wanted to transfer those songs to the iPhone. Problem is I don't have USB 2.0 on the eMac. If I purchased the album on the iPhone that is under the smae account as my main library will I be charged twice for the same album or will it download to the iPhone free of charge?
  2. jimN macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2005
    Youll end up paying twice I'm afraid. Suggest you burn the album to cd and then copy it onto whichever computer you use for synching and add it that way. Unfortunately Apple don't seem to realize that if you have bought something once you might want to re download it to another source.
  3. Dave B macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2007
    Santa Monica
    Is that the same going the other way do you know.

    Say I bought something on my iPhone, would it sync to my iTunes on my Mac or is it better just buying everything in iTunes on the Mac ?

  4. Persifleur macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2005
    London, UK
    If you try to purchase them on the iPhone you will get charged again. You just need to authorise the computer you're using to sync the iPhone (if you haven't already) and transfer them from your eMac to that computer.

  5. memesmith macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2007
    Just to be clear, if you purchase iTunes ok your phone and the sync it to your mac, the tunes sync across. The OPs problem is the emac he keeps his iTunes library on isn't the machine he syncs his iPhone to.

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