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How Do I Copy an iPhone App to My iPad?


Question: How Do I Copy an iPhone App to My iPad?

One common question concerns copying iPhone apps to the iPad. Since the iPad can run most iPhone apps, many people who first get their iPad want to load it up with games and apps they've already purchased.

Don't worry. While you can't technically copy an app from device to another, you can download the app on your iPad without paying for it again so long as both your iPhone and your iPad are connected to the same iTunes account.

It has always been possible to freely download your iPhone apps onto your iPad (or iPod Touch or even another iPhone), but with the release of iCloud, it is even easier. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Open the Apple App Store by tapping the icon.
  2. Choose the Purchased tab at the bottom of the screen.
  3. To quickly find a specific app, type the app's name in the search box in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
  4. To browse apps you purchased on your iPhone, touch the iPhone tab in the upper left hand corner of the screen.
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