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How to Transfer iTunes Purchases Between Apple Accounts

By Vicky Lewis

November 21, 2017

As we known, Apple accounts can only authorize on up to 5 devices. As a result, some users may need to use more than 5 devices and need another Apple account. For these users, it would be inconvenient that some iTunes purchased or rented contents such as music, movies, TV shows or audiobooks could not be transferred between different Apple accounts, which means that they could only enjoy these iTunes purchases on the devices has authorized by the Apple account in which has purchased the items.



Part 1. Reasons for the Failure of Transferring iTunes Purchases Between Accounts

The main reason for failing to transfer iTunes purchases between accounts is due to the DRM encryption added on Apple's digital contents. DRM refers to Digital Rights Management, a technology mean used to protect digital contents from being replicated and transferred. In the past, iTunes M4A songs were totally free and did not limit by DRM. If you still keep these M4A songs, you can keep or transfer them as you like. However, at present, the M4P songs, M4V videos, M4B audiobooks provided in iTunes Store are all well-protected by DRM.


Related readings:

M4A vs. M4B: Can You Tell Them?

Know Something About Apple Music M4P Format

Difference Between M4V and MP4

Know More About iTunes Audiobooks Format


Part 2. Solution for Transferring iTunes Purchases Successfully

To transfer iTunes purchases successfully, you need to unlock the DRM protection first.


2.1 Remove DRM from iTunes Purchased Music and Audiobooks

To remove DRM from iTunes purchased music and audiobooks, a third-party – TuneFab Apple Music Converter could do you a great favor. It is an easy-to-use and powerful program for converting iTunes purchased music and audiobooks into DRM-free audio files with common formats such as MP3, M4A, etc.

Screenshot of TuneFab Apple Music Converter


Pros of TuneFab Apple Music Converter

* Up to 16x faster conversion speed for removing DRM from iTunes music and audiobooks

* Convert Apple/iTunes Music M4P songs, AA/AAX audiobooks to plain MP3, AC3, AIFF, FLAC, etc.

* Freely use during free-trial period

* Both Windows and Mac are available

* Be compatible with the latest iTunes version

Guidance for Using:

How to Make Apple/iTunes Music DRM-Free

4 Steps I Took to Remove DRM from iTunes Audiobooks


2.2 Remove DRM from iTunes Videos (iTunes Movies and TV Shows)

TuneFab M4V Converter is designed for removing DRM from iTunes videos (iTunes movies and TV shows). It would deal with the DRM removal and format conversion perfectly.

TuneFab M4V Converter Main Interface


Pros of TuneFab M4V Converter

* Bypass DRM protection from iTunes videos with high-efficiency

* Convert the iTunes M4V videos into MP4 format

* Up to 30x faster conversion speed

* High quality output files

* Free-trail provided and available for both Windows and Mac

Guidance for Using:

How to Use TuneFab M4V Converter


2.3 Transfer iTunes Purchases Between Different Accounts and Devices

When you get the DRM-free iTunes purchased contents through the above steps, you could now transfer them to any of your Apple accounts or non-Apple devices.


To Apple Accounts

If you choose to transfer the DRM-free iTunes purchases to another Apple accounts, you could open iTunes and sign in with the Apple account you want to keep these iTunes contents. Then upload them to your iTunes Library.


To Other Devices

To transfer the converted iTunes purchased contents from PC to other devices, I would like to recommend FonePaw iOS Transfer, an one-click transfer helper for converting files between PC and mobile phone.

FonePaw iOS Transfer Interface

Guidance:>> How to Transfer MP3 to iPhone

Have you got the solution? It would be convenient to enjoy the iTunes purchases on varies Apple accounts instead of only one. For iTunes rented contents, by virtue of this mean, you could also get rid of the time limitation, which rules that the contents such as iTunes rented movies could only be watched with 48 hrs once you start watching. You are allowed to keep them, too. If you have more than one Apple account, try this method now!


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