It is important to note that all things purchased through iTunes, whether it be games, apps, music, or other content are linked to the iTunes account rather than the device. This means that any other iProducts shared with the same iTunes account can share that same content. This allows for one-time purchases that can then by synced and used on multiple devices (as long as they are linked to that same iTunes account). Transferring of content can occur via iCloud backup, another iPhone or iPad, or iTunes sync. The most common way to transfer items is through iTunes and will be explained below.
When transferring an app to an iPhone or iPad via iTunes, the following steps are required:
1. Open iTunes on the computer associated with your iTunes account. Connect the iPhone or iPad that contains the apps you are wanting to transfer, via the USB cable.
2. Select your iPhone/iPad from the “Devices” list in iTunes and select the “Apps” tab. Check the “Sync Apps” box. Click the “Apply” button to allowing the syncing of your iPhone or iPad. This will copy your apps to the iTunes library. Once the sync is complete, disconnect the iPhone/iPad from the computer.
3. On the iPhone or iPad you wish to have the apps transferred to, go to the “Settings” application and tap the “Store” button. From here, enter your Apple ID and password for your iPhone/iPad with the original apps and sign in. This now allows your second device, iPhone/iPad to be linked to the same account as the first one.
4. Connect the second iPhone/iPad device to your computer and click the “Summary” tab in iTunes. Click the sync button and your apps will now be transferred onto this second device.
Transferring via iCloud:
If you already have an existing iCloud account with your iPhone or iPad, be sure to enable it on the device you are transferring to and from. Sign in to your iCloud on both devices and content will easily transfer to the new device.