Redownload or transfer your iTunes Store purchases from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod to a computer

If you purchased items from the iTunes Store on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, you can transfer them to any computer that is authorized with your Apple ID.

Redownload your purchases

Sign in to iTunes on your computer with the Apple ID that you used when you bought the items on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod and download your past purchases.

You can also transfer your purchases from your device to your computer using iTunes.

Transfer your purchases

Before you transfer your purchases, make sure that your computer is authorized with the same Apple ID you used to make the purchases. Learn how to authorize your computer using iTunes.

If the content that you want to transfer was purchased using multiple Apple IDs, you'll need to authorize your computer for each one.

To transfer purchases from your device to a computer, follow these steps:

  1. Connect your device to the computer. Wait for its icon to appear in the upper-left corner of iTunes.
  2. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, choose File > Devices > Transfer Purchases from "[device name]".

​​This feature works only for content purchased from the iTunes Store. Any items that you import from audio CDs or receive from other sources won't transfer from your device to the iTunes library. However, all podcasts from your device's Podcasts app and copies of all PDFs, books, and audiobooks from your device's iBooks app will transfer to your computer. Learn how to transfer media to your iTunes library.

With iOS 9 or later, apps will not sync or transfer to iTunes via Transfer Purchases. If you would like to download your apps to your iTunes library, make sure to turn on Automatic Downloads for your iTunes purchases. You can also download past purchases.

Learn more

Learn how to move your music to a new computer.

A note about copyright

iTunes software may be used to reproduce materials. It's licensed to you only for reproduction of non-copyrighted materials, materials in which you own the copyright, or materials you're authorized or legally permitted to reproduce. If you're uncertain about your right to copy any material, you should contact your legal advisor. See the iTunes Store Terms of Service for additional information.

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