A lot of iPhone users confuse themselves when it comes to its functionality in terms of transferring and syncing applications, especially between 2 iPhones. This happens with couples that want to program their phones exactly the same with each other. Or business partners who want to save on cost by downloading applications in one go. Even with friends or relatives who want to have the same games in their iPhones.
Most iPhone users usually download an application with their Apple account. If a friend or business partner wants to have the same application, they basically download that app to their iPhones using their own accounts. Thus, they end up paying every time each user downloads the same application. A smart move for Apple, yes. But sometimes, users can be smarter too.
As Apple claimed, the iPhone is amazing. So there are actually ways to save up in downloading applications. With just a little exploration in iTunes, you can transfer the same applications with your other iPhones, at no additional cost.
How to Transfer Applications between 2 iPhones
There are several ways to transfer applications between 2 iPhones. Here are some of the simplest steps to follow.
Using a Single Apple Account.
Step 1. Open iTunes in your computer. Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes. If not, check your software update and install the latest version.
Step 2. Login using your Apple or iTunes account. If you do not have one, sign up and register.
Step 3. Go to the App Store and download the application you desire.
Step 4. Connect your iPhone to your computer using its USB cable.
Step 5. Sync your iPhone with your iTunes. All downloaded applications will be copied to your iPhone.
Step 6. Get your other iPhone and log in to iTunes using the account you used to download the application.
Step 7. Connect the other iPhone to your computer using its USB cable.
Step 8. Sync the other iPhone with iTunes. There you have it! The application downloaded will be copied to the other iPhone.
Using FairPlay DRM
Step 1. Log into iTunes using your friend’s computer.
Step 2. Logout and login again. The objective is to authorize your account to your friend’s computer.
Step 3. Download the application that your friend wants to copy from your iPhone. It is important that this application was already downloaded from your iPhone using your account.
Step 4. iTunes will recognize that this application was already paid when you downloaded it to your iPhone. It will then re-download at your friend’s computer.
Step 5. Logout from your friend’s computer.
Step 6. Login using your friend’s account.
Step 7. Connect your friend’s iPhone to his computer using the USB cable.
Step 8. Sync your friend’s iTunes to his iPhone. The application you downloaded will then be copied to his iPhone.
Now enjoy downloading and transferring applications from one iPhone to another.
With these simple steps, you can have the same applications at no additional cost. Easy and affordable!