Redownload music, movies, TV shows, apps, and books from the iTunes Store, iBooks Store, and App Store

You can redownload your purchased songs, albums, movies, TV shows, apps, books, or audiobooks.

Before you can redownload items that you bought from the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store:

  1. Sign in to all of your devices with the same Apple ID. (If you want to redownload an item that you bought using a different Apple ID, sign in with that Apple ID.)
  2. Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunesiOS, and macOS.

The steps in this article are for people who are not a member of a Family Sharing group. If you use Family Sharing, learn how to download content purchased by other members of your family.

To see a list of your past purchases or learn which Apple ID you used to buy an item, view your purchase history. If you see something in your purchase history that you don't recognize, get help identifying unfamiliar charges on your bank, credit, or debit card statement.

If you can't redownload an item or don't see the past purchase that you want to redownload, get help.

Store availability and features might vary by country or region. Learn more about what's available in your country or region.

Redownload a song, album, or music video

You can redownload songs, albums, and music videos on your iPhone or iPod touch, iPad, Mac, or PC. You can listen to or play previously purchased songs, albums, and music videos on your Apple TV, but they don't download to your device.

If you're a member of Apple Music, items that you download to listen to offline won't appear in your purchased section.

On an iPhone or iPod touch

  1. Open the iTunes Store app.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap More > Purchased > Music.
  3. Tap "Not on This [device]."
  4. Find the song, album, or music video that you want to download, then tap it. 
  5. Tap download icon to the right of the title. The song, album, or music video downloads to your device.

On an iPad

  1. Open the iTunes Store app.
  2. Tap Purchased > Music.
  3. Tap "Not on This iPad."
  4. Find the song, album, or music video that you want to download, then tap it. 
  5. Tap download icon to the right of the title. The song, album, or music video downloads to your device.

On a Mac or PC

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. If you’re not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > Purchased.
  4. Click "Not in My Library" to view purchased content that isn't on your computer.
  5. Find the song, album, or music video that you want to download, then click download icon in the upper-right corner. The song, album, or music video downloads to your library.

On an Apple TV

When you listen to music on Apple TV, you don't download it to the device. Find past purchases to play using these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, choose Music or My Music.
  2. Find the song, album, or music video that you want to listen to or watch.
  3. Select Play.

Redownload a movie or TV show

You can redownload movies and TV shows on your iPhone or iPod touch, iPad, Mac, or PC. You can watch previously purchased movies or TV shows on your Apple TV, but they don't download to the device.

You can download rented movies to one device at a time during the rental period. Learn more about downloading iTunes Store rentals.

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can redownload movies and TV shows in the TV app1 or the Videos app. You can also redownload items from the iTunes Store app.

1 The TV app is only available in certain countries and regions. See if the TV app is available in your country or region.

TV app

In the TV app, you can only redownload items that you bought from the iTunes Store.

  1. Open the TV app.
  2. From the menu at the bottom of the screen, tap Library.
  3. Depending on what you want to download, tap Movies or TV Shows. If you have rented movies available to download, you'll also see Rentals under Library. To redownload rentals, you need iOS 10.3 or later and iTunes 12.6 or later.
  4. Find the movie or TV show that you want to redownload, then tap it. 
  5. Tap . The video downloads to your device.

Videos app

  1. Open the Videos app.
  2. Depending on what you want to download, tap Movies or TV Shows at the bottom of the screen. If you have rented movies available to download, you'll also see a Rentals tab. To redownload rentals, you need iOS 10.3 or later and iTunes 12.6 or later.
  3. Find the movie or TV show that you want to redownload, then tap it. 
  4. Tap download icon . The video downloads to your device.

If you don't see the item that you want to download, go to Settings > Videos and make sure Show iTunes Purchases is on.

iTunes Store

If you can't find an item in the TV app or Videos app, download it from the iTunes Store app:

  1. On your iPhone or iPod touch: Open the iTunes Store app and tap More > Purchased.
    On your iPad: Open the iTunes Store app and tap Purchased. 
  2. Depending on what you want to download, tap Movies or TV Shows.
  3. Find the movie or TV show that you want to redownload, then tap it. 
  4. Tap download icon . The video downloads to your device.

On a Mac or PC

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. If you're not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > Purchased.
  4. Depending on what you want to download, click Movies or TV Shows in the upper-right corner of the iTunes window. If you have rented movies available to download, you'll also see a Rentals tab. To redownload rentals, you need iOS 10.3 or later and iTunes 12.6 or later.
  5. Click "Not in My Library" to view purchased content that isn't on your computer.
  6. Find the movie or TV show that you want to download, then click download icon in the upper-right corner. The movie or TV show downloads to your library.

On an Apple TV

When you watch a movie or TV show on Apple TV, you don't download it to the device. Find previously purchased movies and TV shows in the TV app or in the Movies or TV Shows apps.

TV app

  1. From the Home screen, open the TV app.
  2. From the menu at the top of the screen, select Library.
  3. Select the item that you want to watch.
  4. Select Play.

Movies or TV Shows apps

  1. From the Home screen, open the Movies app or the TV Shows app.
  2. From the menu at the top of the screen, select Purchased.
  3. Select the item that you want to watch.
  4. Select Play.

 

Redownload an app

You can redownload apps on your iPhone or iPod touch, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV (4th generation). You can also redownload some in-app purchases.

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the App Store app.
  2. On an iPhone or iPod touch: Tap Updates, then tap Purchased.
    On an iPad: Tap Purchased.
  3. Tap "Not on This [device]."
  4. Find the app that you want to download, then tap download icon . The app downloads to your device.

On a Mac

  1. Open App Store on your Mac.
  2. From the top of the window, click Purchased.
  3. Find the app you want to download, then click Install or Download to the right of the app. The app downloads to your computer.

To reinstall Safari, Mail, the App Store, or other apps that are included with the Mac operating system, reinstall macOS. macOS Sierra or later doesn't appear in the Purchased tab. Instead, use the Search field in the upper-right corner to find and open the App Store page for that macOS.

To reinstall an app that is already installed, move the app to the Trash first. If the Purchased tab still shows an Open button instead of a Download or Install button, choose Store > Reload Page from the menu bar.

To install updates for apps that are already installed, use the Updates tab instead. Learn more about updating the software on your Mac.

On Apple TV (4th generation)

  1. From the Home screen, choose App Store.
  2. Choose Purchased.
  3. Find and select the app that you want to redownload.
  4. Select install icon . The app downloads to your device.

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 purchasesGet help with in-app purchases.

Redownload a book

You can redownload books in iBooks on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the iBooks app.
  2. Tap Purchased at the bottom of the screen, then tap Books.
  3. Tap "Not on This [device]."
  4. Find the book that you want to download, then tap download icon . The book downloads to your device.

On a Mac

  1. Open iBooks.
  2. If you're not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID: From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen, choose Store > Sign In.
  3. Click iBooks Store.
  4. Under Quick Links on the right side of the iBooks Store window, click Purchased.
  5. Click "Not in My Library" to view purchased content that isn't on your computer.
  6. Find the book that you want to download, then click download icon in the upper-right corner. The book downloads to your library.

Redownload an audiobook

You can redownload audiobooks in iBooks on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or in iTunes on a Mac or PC.

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the iBooks app.
  2. Tap Purchased at the bottom of the screen, then tap Audiobooks.
  3. Tap "Not on This [device]."
  4. Find the audiobook that you want to download, then tap download icon . The audiobook downloads to your device.

In iTunes on a Mac or PC

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. If you’re not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > Purchased.
  4. In the upper-right corner of the iTunes window, click Audiobooks.
  5. Click "Not in My Library" to view purchased content that isn't on your computer.
  6. Find the item that you want to download, then click download icon in the upper-right corner. The audiobook downloads to your library.

Ringtones or tones

You can redownload some ringtones and tones on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 11 or later. Learn more about using tones on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

More about redownloading purchases

  • If you see a message that says, "This device is associated with another Apple ID. You cannot associate this device with another Apple ID for [number] days," you might need to wait to download your purchases. Learn more about associated devices.
  • 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 in this article. Learn how to unhide purchases.
  • If your download was interrupted, learn how to resume the download.

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