Re-download apps and games from Apple

You can re-download apps in the App Store.

How to re-download apps on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

  1. Open the App Store app.
  2. Tap the sign-in button  or your photo at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap Purchased.
  4. If you use Family Sharing, tap My Purchases or choose a family member’s name to see content that they purchased.
  5. Tap "Not on this [device]".
  6. Find the app that you want to download, then tap the download button .

Find out what to do if you can't re-download the app. If you can't find the app on your device, use the App Library to find the app.


How to re-download apps on Mac

  1. Open the App Store on your Mac.
  2. Click your name in the sidebar, then find the app you want to download. If you can’t see your name in the sidebar, click Sign In, sign in with your Apple ID, then click your photo in the sidebar.
  3. If you use Family Sharing, you can choose a family member's name next to "Purchased by" to see their purchases.
  4. Click the download button  for the app.

Find out what to do if you can't re-download the app.


How to re-download apps on Apple TV

  1. From the Home Screen, choose App Store.
  2. Choose Purchased. 
  3. If you use Family Sharing, you can select a family member's name to see their purchases.
  4. Find and select the app that you want to re-download.
  5. Select the download button .

Find out what to do if you can't re-download the app.

You can't re-download apps on Apple TV (3rd generation or earlier).


How to re-download apps on Apple Watch

  1. Open the App Store on your Apple Watch.
  2. Scroll all the way down to the bottom, tap Account, then tap Purchased.
  3. If you use Family Sharing, tap My Purchases or choose a family member’s name to see content that they purchased.
  4. Find the app that you want to download, then tap the download button .

Find out what to do if you can't re-download the app.


Learn more

  • Some apps aren't available on all devices. For example, an app that you've bought on your iPhone may not have a version for Mac.
  • Games that you play with an Apple Arcade subscription don't appear in your purchases. To re-download a game from Apple Arcade, search for the game and download it again.
  • You can't re-download in-app purchases, but you can restore some in-app purchases.
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