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Saturday, June 26, 2010

How to Transfer Apps Between iPads, Computers, and iTunes Guide

Trying to figure out how to transfer applications on your Apple iPad between two iPads? Or, are you simply changing computers and what to understand how to transfer your applications between an iPad, iTunes, and another computer? Or, are you looking to share app between two iPads or perhaps share apps within a family or two computers with the same or different iTunes accounts?

If you are trying to do any of the above things then this article is for you. It will take you through the step-by-step guide on how you can transfer, move, and/or share app from the Apple iTunes App Store between multiple iPad devices and computers. This guide works in almost every situation, including moving apps between Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows (Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7)

Before you share apps, please make sure you are in compliance with the Apple license agreement.

Here is the step-by-step guide.

If you're on a Mac Mini, iMac, PowerMac, or any other Mac like the MacBook, go to the following location:
User (Your User) --> Music --> iTunes --> Mobile Applications

If you're on a Windows Machine (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7), go to the following location:
User (Your User / My Documents usually found in c:\Users\UserName) --> Music --> iTunes --> Mobile Applications.

Select the Apple iTunes / iPhone / iPad Apps you want (with the .ipa extension) to transfer / share and copy to the same exact location on your new computer or destination computer.

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Now open up your Apple iTunes software.

Click on the File --> Add to Library Command.

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Select the folder where you copied the applications to.

The new iTunes App Store iPhone / iPad applications will now be added to your iTunes Library and available to the new computer and available to sync between you iPad and iTunes.

Note: If you are using multiple iTunes accounts in which you are transferring, subsequent updates will require the iTunes username / password of the account they are assigned to.