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Old 02-06-2010, 12:52 AM
jamesroy jamesroy is offline
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Default Sharing apps between iPod Touch and iPhone

I have an iPod Touch with several apps that I have purchased. This device syncs to my MacBook Pro. I would like to be able to activate these on my new iPhone 3G S. More than anything, I have an app on my iPod Touch that is no longer available in the App Store. This app is still listed under my Applications in my iTunes.
1) Can I activate the apps that I have installed on iPod Touch onto my new iPhone?
2) Can I move the app that is no longer available in the App Store from my iPod Touch to my new iPhone?
Thanks in advance
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:06 AM
Adams Immersive Adams Immersive is offline
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I donít think you have to do anything: if an app is bought on any one device, it will sync back to your library and be on your computer, as youíve seen. Then when you sync ANY device, all apps are available.

When you synch your new iPhone, everything should just be there without you doing anything special.

However, unless Iím mistaken, your DATA for each app wonít be transferred. So, for instance, if you have high scores on your iPod, youíll have a different set of high scored on the iPhone. (Except when an app uses an online service that you log into to keep in sync maybe?)
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Old 02-06-2010, 03:39 AM
tonyunreal tonyunreal is offline
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Like what Adams said, everything in your library can be synced to unlimited numbers of devices you own, as long as you do it from the computer that is authorized with your account. I'm not sure about the apps that are no longer available though.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:54 AM
angelamark angelamark is offline
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If you set up your iPhone with the same Apple ID as you used for your Touch, then the apps you've already purchased should be available to download to your iPhone from the "cloud". Go into the app store on your iPhone, and under "Updates" there will be a section called "Purchased". This should list all the apps you've purchased on that ID.
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