How do I transfer purchases from my iPhone to a computer / iTunes?

Content you've purchased or installed for free from the App Store and iTunes on your iPhone might not be transferred automatically to the iTunes library on your computer. To make sure all of your media and apps are properly backed up, you can transfer purchases manually before backing up and syncing your iPhone. To transfer purchases to your computer follow these steps:

1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and open iTunes.
2. Make sure that iTunes is authorized and you are logged into your account. From the top menu choose Store -> Sign In. To authorize the computer for use with your account select Store -> Authorize This Computer.
3. From the left menu under DEVICES right-click on the name of your iPhone (Windows) or Control-click (Mac) to display the shortcut menu.
4. Choose the Transfer Purchases from iPhone option.

ITunes will copy all purchased music, apps and other content to the computer.

For non-purchased content I used a program called TouchCopy, worked great! It's a free demo download here...

You need to connect the device and go to File>Transfer Purchases in iTunes. You'll find more information in this article on how to transfer them to the computer: iTunes
Store: Transferring purchases from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to a computer

where the hell is the file button?! Since iTunes has been updated I don't have a file button

I've tried the steps outlined above and I continue to receive a message that I have purchased content on my Iphone that should be transferred prior to updating my iOS to 6.0.1. Can anyone help with this?

If you purchased items from the iTunes Store and the only place you have them stored is on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, you can transfer them to any computer that is authorized for your iTunes Store account. This feature adds an extra layer of protection against losing your valued purchases.

According the the iTunes wifi store website (

If you want to transfer iTunes Store purchases from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod to a computer, be sure to authorize the computer before connecting the device. To authorize, follow these steps:

1. Open iTunes.
2. From the Store menu, choose Authorize Computer.
3. In the dialog that appears, the Apple ID button is selected by default. If you have an AOL account, select AOL.
4. Enter your Apple ID or AOL screen name and password, and then click the Authorize button.

If the iTunes Store purchases on your device were purchased with multiple accounts, you will need to authorize the computer for each one.

Still confused? Read this article:

Then how to transfer apps from iPhone to iTunes if the apps are non-purchased?
I've found a related article on this issue.

You can also transfer music from iPhone to iTunes with iPhone Transfer without any restrictions.
You can read the guide on How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iTunes

You can also transfer music from iPhone to iTunes with iPhone Transfer without any restrictions.
You can read the guide on How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iTunes

I have done all of the above. My computer is authorized. However, I still cannot transferitems purhased from on my iPhone 5 to my iTunes library. Really frustrating.

I am having the same problem transferring songs from my iPod to my new laptop. I have tried transferring from my old computer, too, but about 100 songs just will not transfer. It is very frustrating. I have finally obtained a tech support phone number from the Apple site (this in itself was frustrating), so I'll be calling soon and will post the results.

The easiest way to transfer iphone other computer or mac..

1--- Open itunes.
2--- Open Apps.
3--- Go to edit and select all.
4--- Make a new folder on your desk top.
5--- Drag all selected apps. to new folder.
6--- copy it on a pen drive or disc.
7--- take where ever you want.
8--- again copy/ pest it in other computer"s itunes

Simple is'n it?

Its very simple.. Click on the top left scroll down and show menu bar if its hidden... Then click file, then click device and the click transfer purchase