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Accessing Your Purchased iTunes Content from Any Device

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If you do not have the Automatic Downloads option enabled, you can still manually load iTunes Store purchases onto your device by following these steps:

  • Make sure that your iOS device is connected to the Internet via a cellular data or Wi-Fi connection.
  • Launch the iTunes Store app on your device. If prompted, when the Apple ID Password window pops up on your screen, use the virtual keyboard to enter your Apple ID password.
    (You can also use your device’s Touch ID to scan your fingerprint. iPhone X users can use Face ID instead of manually entering their Apple ID passwords.)
  • On an iPhone or iPad, tap the More icon, and then tap the Purchased option. On an iPad, tap the Purchased icon displayed at the bottom of the screen. Then, tap the Music, Movies tab, based on the type of purchased content you want to access.
  • If you tapped Movie, for example, a listing of Movie you have purchased (listed alphabetically by the Movie name) is displayed.
    Tap one listing to see what music is available from that artist If you choose Movies in step 3, directly select a Music. If you selected TV Shows, a list of TV series that you own episodes for is displayed. 
  • Tap the iCloud icons associated with specific listings, one at a time, to select content you want to download (or redownload) onto the iPhone or iPad you’re currently using.
    If you’re looking at a listing of TV Shows, tap the main show listing to download all episodes you own. Otherwise, tap the iCloud icon that’s associated with the specific episode(s) you want to download.
  • Within minutes ( depending on the speed of your Internet connection), the content you selected to download is available to enjoy on the iOS mobile device you’re currently using.
  • Exit the iTunes Store app.
  • Launch the Music or TV app on your iOS mobile device to experience the newly downloaded (or redownloaded) content. To listen to audiobooks acquired from iBook Store, launch the iBooks app.

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