2 Ways to Restore iTunes Purchases on iPhone/iPad/Windows/Mac

Do you want to get back the deleted apps that you purchased from iTunes? If you do, just follow this guide to find your deleted purchased apps quickly.

By Gigi Albert | Posted on: Nov. 23, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 11, 2019

iTunes provides you with a large number of paid fantastic items like movies, music, TV shows, books and more to download. These items bring your life much fun and pleasure. In order to download more amazing items, you have to delete some of the purchases to free more space for your device. However, if you want to get back these deleted purchases, what would you do to make it?

How to Restore Purchases on iTunes

How to Restore Purchases on iTunes

Actually, you still have the chance to get these items back. In this guide, we will tell you how to restore purchases on iPhone iPad iPod touch or on Mac and PC.

Before restoring the items you bought from iTunes store, you need to:

  1. Sign in with the Apple ID that you uses to purchase or download the item originally.
  2. Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes, iOS, macOS, and tvOS.

Part 1. How to Restore iTunes Purchases on iPhone iPad and iPod touch

Before restoring, you need to know that different items like Music, Movies, TV Shows, Books & Audiobooks, and Ringtones have different restore ways. Therefore, based on the types of items, we will respectively tell you how to get them back.

Restore Music

  1. Open your iTunes Store app on your iPhone iPad or iPod touch.
  2. Tap Purchased in iPad, then tap Music that you want to restore. If you are in an iPhone, you need to tap More first, then tap Purchased, then tap Music.
  3. Tap on “ Not on this iPhone(which is the name of your device) > Select the artist name > Scroll down to find out the music you purchased from iTunes > Tap the cloud icon to re-download them.
How to Restore Purchases on iTunes - Music

How to Restore Purchases on iTunes – Music

Restore Movies and TV Shows

  1. Open the TV or Video app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
  2. Tap Library on the TV app, then you will see a list of media at there, just find previously purchased movies or TV shows there and download it.
How to Restore iTunes Purchases - Movies

How to Restore iTunes Purchases – Movies

Restore Books & Audiobooks

  1. Open the Apple Books app on your iPhone iPad or iPod touch.
  2. Tap your file or your photo in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  3. Tap Books or Audiobooks under My Purchases.
  4. Tap “Not on this [your device],” then tap All Books or All Audiobooks.

Looking for the book or audiobook that you want to download, then tap the cloud icon to download the items to your device.

Restore Ringtones

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone iPad or iPod touch.
  2. Scroll down to Sound & Haptics and tap it.
  3. Then, looking for the Ringtone and tap it.
  4. Then you will face two options: Tone Store or Download All Purchased Tones. Just tap on Download All Purchased Tones, then your previously purchased ringtones will be downloaded to your device.
How to Restore iTunes Purchases - Ringtones

How to Restore iTunes Purchases – Ringtones

Part 2. How to Restore iTunes Purchases on Mac and PC

1. Open iTunes on your Mac/PC > Account > Purchased .

How to Re-download Purchases on iTunes – Step 1

How to Re-download Purchases on iTunes – Step 1

2. Then, all the contents that you have purchased will be displayed to you. (If you using a family plan, you will see Family Purchased on the Account menu)

3. Choose a type of items that you want to restore from the top – right corner. You can choose Music, Movies, TV Shows or Apps in the upper-right corner of iTunes. ( If you are looking for a specific item, just use the search field below the Purchased.)

How to Restore iTunes Purchases on Mac/PC – Step 3

How to Restore iTunes Purchases on Mac/PC – Step 3

4. After choosing the data you want, then you can click the cloud icon to download them to your Mac or PC.

During the process of restoring, you might meet some errors like iTunes stops working or iTunes store sign in problems. Therefore, you may need:

How to Fix iTunes Store Sign in Problem with Ease >

How to Fix iTunes Store Not Working on Computer and iPhone iPad >

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to restore iTunes purchases on iPhone iPad or iPod touch or on Mac/PC. Hope you have re-downloaded the iTunes purchases that you want to your device. If you have any other questions, just leave your problems in the comments section and we will try our best to help you out.

Gigi Albert

Member of iMobie team, a professional editor, is interested in solving iOS & Android related problems by writing various tutorials.