Download your past purchases

You can redownload the songs, albums, movies, TV shows, apps, books, or audiobooks that you buy from the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store.

Before you begin

  1. Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes, and update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  2. Sign in with the Apple ID that you used to buy the item that you want to redownload. Use these steps to see which Apple ID you used to download an item.

If you're a member of Apple Music, items that you download to listen to offline won't appear in your purchased section.

If you can’t download or don’t see your past purchase, get help.

The steps in this article are for people who are not a member of a Family Sharing group. If you use Family Sharing, learn how to download content purchased by other members of your family.

Redownload a song, album, or music video

You can redownload songs, albums, and music videos on your iPhone or iPod touch, iPad, Mac, or PC. You can listen to or play previously purchased songs, albums, and music videos on your Apple TV, but they don't download to your device.

On an iPhone or iPod touch

  1. Open the iTunes Store app.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap More > Purchased > Music.
  3. Tap "Not on This [device]."
  4. Find the song, album, or music video that you want to download, then tap it. 
  5. Tap download icon to the right of the title. The song, album, or music video downloads to your device.

On an iPad

  1. Open the iTunes Store app.
  2. Tap Purchased > Music.
  3. Tap "Not on This iPad."
  4. Find the song, album, or music video that you want to download, then tap it. 
  5. Tap download icon to the right of the title. The song, album, or music video downloads to your device.

On a Mac or PC

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. If you’re not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > Purchased.
  4. Click "Not in My Library" to view purchased content that isn't on your computer.
  5. Find the song, album, or music video that you want to download, then click download icon in the upper-right corner. The song, album, or music video downloads to your library.

On an Apple TV

When you listen to music on Apple TV, you don't download it to the device. Find past purchases to play using these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, choose Music or My Music.
  2. Find the song, album, or music video that you want to listen to or watch.
  3. Select Play.

Redownload a movie or TV show

You can only redownload a movie or TV show that you bought from the iTunes Store. Rented movies or TV shows are not available for redownload.

You can redownload movies and TV shows on your iPhone or iPod touch, iPad, Mac, or PC. You can watch previously purchased movies or TV shows on your Apple TV, but they don't download to the device.

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Tap Settings > Videos and make sure Show iTunes Purchases is on.
  2. Close Settings, then open the Videos app.
  3. Depending on what you want to download, tap Movies or TV Shows at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Find the movie or TV show that you want to redownload, then tap it. 
  5. Tap download icon . The video downloads to your device.

If you can't find an item in Videos using these steps, download it from the iTunes Store app:

  1. iPhone or iPod touch: Open the iTunes Store app and tap More > Purchased.
    iPad: Open the iTunes Store app and tap Purchased. 
  2. Depending on what you want to download, tap Movies or TV Shows.
  3. Find the movie or TV show that you want to redownload, then tap it. 
  4. Tap download icon . The video downloads to your device.

On a Mac or PC

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. If you’re not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > Purchased.
  4. Depending on what you want to download, click Movies or TV Shows in the upper-right corner of the iTunes window.
  5. Click "Not in My Library" to view purchased content that isn't on your computer.
  6. Find the movie or TV show that you want to download, then click download icon in the upper-right corner. The movie or TV show downloads to your library.

On an Apple TV

When you watch a movie or TV show on Apple TV, you don't download it to the device. Find previously purchased movies and TV shows to play using these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, choose Movies or TV Shows.
  2. Select Purchased.
  3. Select the item that you want to watch.
  4. Select Play.

Redownload an app

You can redownload apps on your iPhone or iPod touch, iPad, Mac, PC, or Apple TV (4th generation). You can also redownload some in-app purchases.

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the App Store app.
  2. On an iPhone or iPod touch: Tap Updates, then tap Purchased.
    On an iPad: Tap Purchased.
  3. Tap "Not on This [device]."
  4. Find the app that you want to download, then tap download icon . The app downloads to your device.

On a Mac or PC

You can redownload apps for iOS devices in iTunes and apps for you computer in the Mac App Store.

In iTunes

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. If you’re not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > Purchased.
  4. In the upper-right corner of the iTunes window, click Apps.
  5. Click "Not in My Library" to view purchased content that isn't on your computer.
  6. Find the item that you want to download, then click download icon in the upper-right corner. The app downloads to your library.

In the Mac App Store

  1. Open the Mac App Store.
  2. From the top of the window, click Purchases.
  3. Find the app you want to download, then click Install or Download to the right of the app. The app downloads to your computer.

On Apple TV (4th generation)

  1. From the Home screen, choose App Store.
  2. Choose Purchased.
  3. Find and select the app that you want to redownload.
  4. Select install icon . The app downloads to your device.

Redownload in-app purchases

Some in-app purchases like game currency or hints are consumable, which means that they run out as you use them. You can only restore non-consumable purchases. Learn more about in-app purchases.

Redownload a book

You can redownload books in iBooks on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac (using OS X Mavericks or later), or in iTunes on a PC.

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the iBooks app.
    If you're using iBooks 3.2 or earlier, tap Store.
  2. Tap Purchased at the bottom of the screen, then tap Books.
  3. Tap "Not on This [device]."
  4. Find the book that you want to download, then tap download icon . The book downloads to your device.

On a Mac

  1. Open iBooks.
  2. If you’re not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID: From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen, choose Store > Sign In.
  3. Click iBooks Store.
  4. Under Quick Links on the right side of the iBooks Store window, click Purchased.
  5. Click "Not in My Library" to view purchased content that isn't on your computer.
  6. Find the book that you want to download, then click download icon in the upper-right corner. The book downloads to your library.

On a PC

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. If you’re not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. From the menu bar at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > Purchased.

  4. In the upper-right corner of the screen, click Books.
  5. Click "Not in My Library" to view purchased content that isn't on your computer.
  6. Find the item that you want to download, then click download icon in the upper-right corner. The book downloads to your library.

Redownload an audiobook

You can redownload audiobooks in iBooks on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (iOS 8.4 or later), or in iTunes on a Mac or PC.

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the iBooks app.
    If you're using iBooks 3.2 or earlier, tap Store.
  2. Tap Purchased at the bottom of the screen, then tap Audiobooks.
  3. Tap "Not on This [device]."
  4. Find the audiobook that you want to download, then tap download icon . The audiobook downloads to your device.

On a Mac or PC

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. If you’re not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > Purchased.
  4. In the upper-right corner of the iTunes window, click Audiobooks.
  5. Click "Not in My Library" to view purchased content that isn't on your computer.
  6. Find the item that you want to download, then click download icon in the upper-right corner. The app downloads to your library.

Ringtones or tones

If you made a backup of these items on your Mac or PC, you can sync the items to your iOS device. You can't redownload these items.

Learn how to restore missing tones on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 8.1.1.

Get help

If you see a message that says, "This device is associated with another Apple ID. You cannot associate this device with another Apple ID for [number] days," you might need to wait to download your purchases. Learn more about associated devices.

Check to see if the purchases you're looking for are hidden. If your purchases are hidden, you might not see them even after you follow the steps below. Learn how to unhide purchases.

See if the content is available for redownload. Previously purchased items might not be available if they're no longer on the iTunes Store. Also, make sure that you’re in a country where you can redownload items. If you changed your Apple ID from one country to another, you can’t download items you purchased in a previous country.

Some of your purchases might be in a queue to download. Learn how to check for available downloads. You can have all purchases automatically download to a device or your computer if you turn on automatic downloads.

If your download was interrupted, learn how to resume the download.

If you can't find the item that you purchased in the iTunes Store, report a problem with the item. You can report a problem with a purchase made within the last 90 days. If you have a problem with an older purchase, contact iTunes Store support.

After you download your purchases, back up your iTunes library. Previous purchases might be unavailable if they've been refunded or aren't on the iTunes Store.

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