Download your past purchases

Find your past purchases in the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and Mac App Store on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, or Apple TV.

Before you can access a past purchase, you need to do the following:

  1. Make sure that you have the latest versions of software on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and your Mac.
  2. 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.
    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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 you can redownload items. 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 a member of Apple Music, items that you've saved for offline use won't appear in your purchased section. Learn more about Apple Music.

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


      

Redownload a song

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

On an iPhone or iPod touch

  1. Open the iTunes Store app.
  2. From the menu the bottom of the screen, tap More.
  3. Tap Purchased, then tap Music.
  4. Tap Not on This iPhone or Not on This iPod. 
  5. Scroll to find the song that you want to download, then tap it. 
  6. Tap the Download icon   to the right of the title. Your song downloads to your device.

On an iPad

  1. Open the iTunes Store app.
  2. Tap Purchased. 
  3. Tap Not on This iPad. 
  4. Scroll to find the song that you want to download, then tap it. 
  5. Tap the Download icon   to the right of the title. Your song downloads to your device.

On a Mac or PC

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Click Sign In, and then enter your Apple ID and password.
    iTunes sign in
  3. Click your name and select Purchased from the menu.
    iTunes purchased menu
  4. Click "Not in My Library" to view purchased content that isn't on your computer.
    not in my library music
  5. Scroll to find the item that you want to download.
  6. Click the Download icon   in the upper-right corner of the item that you want to download. Your song 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. 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.

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

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, TV Shows, or Music Videos at the bottom of the page.
    videos bottom menu
  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 Sign In, and then enter your Apple ID and password.
    iTunes sign in
  3. Click your name and select Purchased from the menu.
    iTunes purchased menu
  4. From the upper-right corner of the screen, click Movies or TV Shows.
  5. Click "Not in My Library" to view purchased content that isn't on your computer. Scroll to find the item that you want to download.
    not in my library movies
  6. Click the Download icon  in the upper-right corner of the item that you want to download. Your item downloads to your library.

On an Apple TV

When you watch a movie, TV show, or music video on Apple TV, you don't download it to the device. Find previously purchased movies, TV shows, or music videos to play using these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, choose Movies or TV Shows.
  2. Select Purchased.
  3. Select the item you want to view.
  4. Choose Play.

Find a previously purchased music video using these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, choose Music or My Music.
  2. Select Music Videos.
  3. Select the video that you want to watch.

Redownload an app

You can redownload apps on your iPhone or iPod touch, iPad, Mac or PC, 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. Scroll to find the app 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

You can redownload apps for iOS devices in iTunes and apps for you computer in the Mac App Store.

From iTunes

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Click Sign In, and then enter your Apple ID and password.
    iTunes sign in
  3. Click your name and select Purchased from the menu.
    iTunes purchased menu
  4. From the upper-right corner of the screen, click Apps.
  5. Click "Not in My Library" to view purchased content that isn't on your computer.
    not in my library apps
  6. Scroll to find the item that you want to download.
  7. Click the Download icon  in the upper-right corner of the item that you want to download. Your app downloads to your library.

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.
    mac app store purchased apps
  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.

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 the Install icon  . Your 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 purchases. Learn more about in-app purchases.

Redownload a book

You can redownload books in iBooks on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac (using OS X Mavericks or later), or in iTunes on a PC.

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

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

On a Mac

  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.
    iBooks quick links
  5. Select Not in My Library to view purchased content that isn't on your computer.
    iBooks purchased not in my library
  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 book downloads to your library.

On a PC

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Click Sign In, and then enter your Apple ID and password.
    windows iTunes sign in
  3. Click your name and select Purchased from the menu.
    windows iTunes purchased menu
  4. From the upper-right corner of the screen, click Books.
  5. Click "Not in My Library" to view purchased content that isn't on your computer.
    windows iTunes not in my library books
  6. Scroll to find the item that you want to download.
  7. Click the Download icon  in the upper-right corner of the item that you want to download. Your book downloads to your library.

Redownload an audiobook

You can redownload audiobooks in iBooks on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (iOS 8.4 or later), or in iTunes on a Mac or PC.

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the iBooks app.
  2. Tap Search from the bottom navigation bar, then search for the audiobook that you want to download.
  3. Tap Audiobooks.
  4. Scroll to find the audiobook that you want to download, then tap it.
  5. Tap the Download icon   . The audiobook downloads to your device.

On a Mac or PC

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Click iTunes Store.
  3. Search for the audiobook that you want to download.
  4. Click Audiobooks from the list on the right side of the window.
  5. Scroll to find the audiobook that you want to download, then click Download underneath the audiobook. Your audiobook downloads to your library.

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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