Download past purchases from iTunes in the Cloud

With iTunes in the Cloud, you can access your past purchases from the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and Mac App Store.

Before you begin

  1. Sign in with the Apple ID that you used for the original purchase. Use these steps to see which Apple ID you used to download an item.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 iTunes in the Cloud is available. If you changed your Apple ID from one country to another, you can’t download items you purchased in a previous country.

If you're using Family Sharing, you can download content purchased by other members of your family group.

 

 

        

Redownload a song

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Tap Settings > Music and make sure Show All Music is on.
  2. Tap the Music app.
  3. Find the item that you want to download.
  4. Tap the Download   icon.

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

  • iPhone or iPod touch: Tap the iTunes Store app. Then go to More > Purchased. Tap Not on This iPhone or Not on This iPad. Scroll to find the song you want to download, then tap it. Tap the Download   icon next to it. Your item downloads to your device.
  • iPad: Tap the iTunes Store app, then tap Purchased. Tap Not on This iPad. Scroll to find the song you want to download, then tap it. Tap the Download   icon next to it. Your item downloads to your device.

On a Mac or PC

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Click Music   in the upper-left corner.
  3. Click iTunes Store.
  4. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID and password.
  5. Under Quick Links on the right side of the iTunes Store, click Purchased.
  6. Select Not in My Library to view purchased content that isn't on your computer.
  7. Scroll to find the item that you want to download. You can browse using the menu on the left-hand side of iTunes.
    If you have more than 2,000 songs, you'll see Recent Purchases instead of All Songs or Albums.
  8. Click the Download   icon in the upper-right corner of the item you want to download. Your app downloads to your library.
    If an item is already in your library, the Download icon won't appear.

On an Apple TV

  1. From the Apple TV main menu, choose Music.
  2. Select the song that you want to listen to.

 

 

 

        

Redownload a movie, TV show, or music video

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

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Tap Settings > Videos and make sure Show All Videos is on.
  2. Tap the Videos app.
  3. Tap Movies, Music Videos, or TV Shows at the bottom of the page.
  4. Find the item that you want to download.
  5. Tap the Download   icon.

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

  • iPhone or iPod touch: Tap the iTunes Store app and go to More > Purchased.
  • iPad: Tap the iTunes Store app, then tap Purchased.

On a Mac or PC

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Click More (three dots) in the upper-left corner.
  3. Click Movies   or TV Shows   from the pop-up menu.
  4. Click iTunes Store.
  5. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID and password.
  6. Under Movie Quick Links or TV Show Quick Links on the right side of the iTunes Store, click Purchased.
  7. Select Not in My Library to view purchased content that isn't on your computer.
  8. Scroll to find the item that you want to download.
  9. Click the Download   icon in the upper-right corner of the item you want to download. Your app downloads to your library.
    If an item is already in your library, the Download icon won't appear.

On an Apple TV

  1. On the Apple TV main menu, choose Movies > Purchased or TV Shows > Purchased.
  2. Select the item you want to view.
  3. Choose Play.

To redownload a music video:

  1. From the Apple TV main menu, choose Music.
  2. Select the video that you want to watch.

 

 

 

        

Redownload an app

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Tap App Store.
  2. On an iPhone or iPod touch: Tap Updates, then tap Purchased.
    On an iPad: Tap Purchased.
  3. Scroll to find the item that you want to download.
  4. Tap the Download   icon. After the app downloads, you can open it from your Home screen.

On a Mac or PC

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Click More (three dots) in the upper-left corner.
  3. Choose Apps   from the pop-up menu.
  4. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID and password.
  5. Under Quick Links on the right side of the App Store, click Purchased.
  6. Select Not in My Library to view purchased content that isn't on your computer.
  7. Scroll to find the item that you want to download.
  8. Click the Download   icon in the upper-right corner of the item you want to download. Your app downloads to your library.
    If an item is already in your library, the Download icon won't appear.

From the Mac App Store

  1. Open the Mac App Store.
  2. From the top of the window, click Purchases. Your purchased apps will appear.
  3. Scroll to find the app you want to download.
  4. Click Install or Download to the right of the item you want to download. Your app downloads to your computer.

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

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Tap iBooks.
    If you're using iBooks 3.2 or earlier, tap Store.
  2. Tap Purchased from the bottom navigation bar.
  3. Tap the Download   icon next to the book that you want to download. The book downloads to your device.

On a Mac or PC

  1. Open iBooks.
  2. Click iBooks Store.
  3. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID and password.
  4. Under Quick Links on the right side of the iBooks Store, click Purchased.
  5. Select Not in My Library to view purchased content that isn't on your computer.
  6. Scroll to find the book that you want to download.
  7. Click the Download   icon in the upper-right corner of the item you want to download. Your app downloads to your library.
    If an item is already in your library, the Download icon won't appear.

Audiobooks

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 download these items again from iTunes in the Cloud.

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 download these items again from iTunes in the Cloud.

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

Learn more

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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