Download previous iTunes purchases on Mac
You can also check for purchases that haven’t been downloaded to your computer, or have iTunes check for them automatically. This is useful, for example, if a download is interrupted.
Download previous iTunes Store purchases to an authorised computer
Downloading previous purchases is a great way to add items to your devices without having to sync or copy files, and you can use it to replace iTunes files you accidentally lost or deleted.
In the iTunes app on your Mac, click Store.
Click Purchased (below Quick Links) near the top right of the iTunes Store window.
Click Music, Films, TV Programmes or Audiobooks near the top right of the page that appears.
iTunes shows you which of your purchases are available for download. You can view all your past purchases, or just the ones not currently in your iTunes library. Items already in your library aren’t available for download.
If you select Music, you can view your purchases by song, artist or album. If you’re viewing by album, click an album to see which songs on it are available for downloading.
To search for an item, type its name or a keyword in the search field, then press the Return key to view your search results.
To download an item, click its iCloud Download button .
Make sure all your purchases have been downloaded
Make sure you’re connected to the Internet.
In the iTunes app on your Mac, choose Account > Check for Available Downloads.
If requested, enter your Apple ID and password, then click Check.
Purchases not yet on your computer are downloaded.
Set iTunes to check for purchases automatically
In the iTunes app on your Mac, choose iTunes > Preferences, then click Downloads.
Select “Always check for available downloads”.
Tip: You can also download previously purchased music, films and TV programmes by clicking the iCloud Download button next to an item in your iTunes library. If you don’t see the Download button next to previous purchases, choose iTunes > Preferences, click General, then select iCloud Music Library.
Some types of previously purchased content might not be available in all countries or regions. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they’re no longer in the iTunes Store.