How to re-download music, TV, films and books on iPad


Discover how to re-download previous purchases for free…

iTunes is packed with a nearly endless supply of music tracks, movies, TV shows and books. Over the years you’re likely to purchase a wealth of content. Possibly more than you can fit onto one iPad, so there might come a time when you need to delete content. But not to worry, because iCloud makes it easy to re-download previous purchases – at no cost.

There are no limits on the amount of times you can re-download a file, and it’s totally free. To find out how this process works, read on…


1. Logged in

Begin by ensuring you’re logged into your iTunes account. If you’re not sure, open the Settings app, scroll down to iTunes & App Stores, tap on it, then tap the Apple ID field at the top of the screen.


2. See your music purchases

Next, open the iTunes app. You’ll see a button at the bottom of the screen called Purchased. Tap on it and you’ll see all the music tracks you’ve ever bought using your Apple ID.


3. Films and TV Shows

You can toggle to TV Shows and Movies by tapping the three tabbed buttons at the top of the screen. Tap the All button beneath to see every purchase you’ve ever made, or Not on This iPad to see the purchases you don’t have stored on your device.


Swap between Films and TV Show

4. Get downloading

Once you’ve found a track, TV show or film that you want to re-download, tap on the iCloud icon then confirm your password in the pop-up window. The media will now automatically download to your iPad.