Share App Store, iTunes Store, and Apple Books purchases with Family Sharing

With purchase sharing, you can give your family members access to each other's apps, music, movies, TV shows, and books. Learn how to download family members' purchases with these steps.

 

With purchase sharing, one adult in your Family Sharing group agrees to pay for any purchases from the App Store, iTunes Store, and Apple Books. You can then see and download your family members' purchases from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV, and PC, and enjoy them too.* Follow the steps below to download family members' purchases to your device, and learn where to find those purchases if you don't see them. 

How to download previous purchases from family members

When purchase sharing is turned on for your family, you can see and download items from each family member's purchase history. You can download music, movies, TV shows, and books on up to 10 of your devices, 5 of which can be computers. You can download apps to any devices that you own or control. 

Download purchases on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Download purchases on your iPhone or iPod touch

  1. If you're not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID.
  2. Open the store app that you want to download content from, then go to the Purchased page.* 
    • App Store: Tap your profile picture  in the upper-right corner, then tap Purchased.
    • iTunes Store: Tap More  , then tap Purchased.
    • Apple Books: Tap your profile picture  in the upper-right corner.
  3. Tap your family member's name to see their content. Learn what to do if you don’t see any content or can't tap your family member.
  4. To download an item, tap Download Download icon next to it.

Download purchases on your iPad

  1. If you're not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID.
  2. Open the store app that you want to download content from.
    • App Store: Tap your profile picture  in the upper-right corner, then tap Purchased.*
    • iTunes Store: Tap Purchased, then tap My Purchases.
    • Apple Books: Tap your profile picture  in the upper-right corner.
  3. Tap the family member's name to see their content. Learn what to do if you don’t see any content or can't tap your family member.
  4. To download an item, tap Download Download icon next to it.

Download purchases on your Mac or PC

Download purchases on your Mac

  1. If you’re not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID.
  2. Open the store app that you want to download content from, then go to the Purchased page.*
    • App Store: Click your profile picture  in the bottom-left corner.
    • Apple Music app: From the menu bar, choose Account > Family Purchases.
    • Apple TV app: From the menu bar, choose Account > Family Purchases.
    • Apple Books: Click Book Store, then click Purchased under Quick Links on the right side of the Apple Books window.
  3. From the menu to the right of Purchased, choose a family member's name to view their content. For example, in the App Store:
  4. Download or play the items that you want.

Download purchases on your Windows PC

  1. If you’re not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID.
  2. From the menu bar at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > Family Purchases.*
  3. Select a family member's name to view their content.
  4. Download or play the items that you want.

Download purchases on your Apple Watch

  1. Open the App Store.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap Account.
  3. Tap Purchased.*

* In the store, items your family members have already purchased still show their full price. To avoid paying for the item again, download it from the Purchased page.

Download purchases on your Apple TV, smart TV, or streaming device

Download purchases on your Apple TV

  1. On your Apple TV, select iTunes Movies, iTunes TV Shows, or App Store. 
  2. Select Purchased, select Family Sharing, then select your family member to see their content.* You can access shared movies, TV shows, and apps on Apple TV, but not music.

Download purchases in the Apple TV app on your smart TV or streaming device

  1. Open the Apple TV app. 
  2. Select Library > Family Sharing, then select your family member to see their content.* You can access shared movies and TV shows in the Apple TV app on smart TVs and streaming devices.

*  In the store, items your family members have already purchased still show their full price. To avoid paying for the item again, access it from the Family Sharing page.

Where to find downloaded purchases

Once you've downloaded a family member's purchase to your device, you can look for it in these locations:

  • Apps download to the Home screen on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV. Apps download to Launchpad on your Mac. 
  • Music downloads to the Apple Music app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Apple Watch. Music downloads to iTunes for Windows on your PC.  
  • TV shows and movies download to the Apple TV app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV, or streaming device. TV shows and movies download to iTunes for Windows on your PC.  
  • Books download to the Apple Books app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Apple Watch. 

If you still don't see your family's shared content, learn what to do

Learn more about Family Sharing

* Not all content and content types are available in all countries or regions. To share purchased content, all family members must use the same Apple ID country or region. Music, movies, TV shows, and books can be downloaded on up to 10 devices per account, five of which can be computers. Apps can be downloaded to any devices the family member owns or controls.

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