You can transfer Logic Pro X to another Mac by logging in to the App Store with your Apple ID and installing it on a different computer. As long as you are the registered owner of both Macs, you can transfer the app without paying for it twice.
My name is Donovan, and I’m an avid musician who loves to write, record and produce as often as possible. I work primarily with Logic Pro X and know all the tools and features of this app. I have transferred Logic Pro X to several computers, so I know how this process works.
This post will show you how to transfer Logic Pro X to another Mac. I’ll walk you through the steps to make this happen quickly and provide you with some other important information to know about using Logic on other Macs.
Let’s dive in.
- If you log into a new Mac with your Apple ID, you can download and install Logic Pro X on another Mac without paying for it.
- You can’t share Logic Pro X with other users, so you can only transfer the app to other Macs that you own and are set up as the registered user.
- You can run Logic Pro X on several Macs at once if you install the app on all of them using your Apple ID.
How to Transfer Logic Pro X to Another Mac
Transferring Logic Pro X to another Mac comes in useful when you are ready for an upgrade or purchase a new computer. Luckily, there are only a few steps to making this happen, and you can download and install Logic without paying twice.
To do this, you need to log into the App Store on your new Mac with the same Apple ID with which you initially purchased Logic Pro X. As long as you use the same ID, you’ll be able to download and install the app.
And after you transfer Logic Pro X to another Mac, you can still use the app on your older computer without any issues. So you can run the app on several Macs at once if you have the need or desire to do so.
Follow these steps to transfer Logic Pro X to another Mac.
1. Open the Finder on your new Mac.
2. Select Applications from the left side of the Finder window.
3. Select App Store.
4. If you haven’t signed into the App Store on your new Mac using your Apple ID, do this now. You can sign in by clicking on the Account information button. Be sure to use the same Apple ID with which you purchased Logic Pro X.
5. Search for Logic Pro X in the App Store.
6. Select Get or click on the Cloud image to download Logic Pro X from the cloud.
7. Follow any on-screen instructions to help download Logic Pro X. After the app downloads, you might need to restart your Mac, but you should be able to open it and run any new projects that you wish.
How to Transfer Logic Pro X Projects to Another Mac
Transferring Logic Pro X projects to another Mac is also pretty easy, and you can do this in the same way you transfer other types of files.
I think the easiest way to transfer Logic project files to another Mac is by using AirDrop, which is Apple’s wireless transfer tech. This is a convenient way to quickly share Logic Pro X projects, but you need the other Mac nearby.
Follow these steps to transfer Logic Pro X projects to another Mac.
1. Open the Logic Pro X project you want to share with another Mac.
2. Move your cursor over the File tab from the main menu at the top of the screen.
3. Select Share.
4. Select AirDrop.
5. A window will appear where you can name the project (if it isn’t already) and choose the file quality. Make any changes to the project here that you want to.
6. Select Share.
7. A list of nearby Apple devices with AirDrop on will appear. Select the Mac you want to share the project files with.
You can also transfer Logic Pro X project files to another Mac through email, messaging, or file transfer platforms. You’ll want to bounce or export the project files to have them in a file format that can be shared.
Sharing project files is a good way to collaborate with other producers or musicians and lets you share completed projects with others who might be mixing or mastering your music. It’s a good skill to know how to learn.
You can only share your version of Logic Pro X with other Macs that you own and have signed into with your Apple ID. You can’t share Logic Pro X with other people or put it on an endless amount of other computers.
Logic isn’t free, so Apple won’t allow you to share it with whoever you want. It’s great that they allow you to install it on your own computers, but you can’t transfer a licensed version of the app to other people’s computers.
Along the same lines, there is no pre-installed Logic Pro X option when you get a new Mac. You must follow the steps above to download and install the app, even if you’ve already purchased it.
Here are a few quick answers to some of the most commonly asked questions relating to how to transfer Logic Pro X to another computer.
How do I get Logic Pro X on my new Mac?
If you have previously purchased Logic Pro X, you can download and install the app on a new Mac through the App Store. You just need to log in using the Apple ID you purchased the app with, and you will be able to get it on your new Mac.
Can I put Logic Pro X on two computers?
Yes, you can put Logic Pro X on two computers as long as the same Apple ID is set up as the owner of both computers. Since Logic Pro X is only available for Macs, both computers need to be Macs to download and install the app.
Is Logic a one-time purchase?
Yes, Logic Pro X is a one-time purchase. You can use the app on other computers without paying for it again if you use the same Apple ID to download it as you did when you purchased it. All future updates to the app are also included in the purchase price.
You can transfer Logic Pro X to another Mac very quickly by logging into the App Store with the same Apple ID you used to purchase the app in the first place. This makes getting a new Mac pretty enticing because you don’t need to rebuy Logic Pro X.
Even though you can’t transfer Logic Pro X to Macs you don’t own, you can always recommend that your friends purchase the app. It’s one of the most affordable DAWs out there, and you can do so many different recording projects with it.
Have you ever transferred Logic Pro X to another Mac? Was the process easy, or did you run into any issues? Let me know in the comments below.