How to Redownload Songs/Music from iTunes on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Windows PC

If you have accidentally deleted any song from your music library, you can redownload the same from your iOS devices or Mac or PC. Check out the methods to download your past purchases.

Music is the soul of your life, and to rejuvenate your soul, you download your choice of songs on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows PC. In Apple eco-system, you have access to each music file on different screens. This is the beauty of this system. But what if you accidentally delete any song from your iPhone or iPad?

Thankfully, Apple offers you a chance to download your past purchases of music on different devices. There are three different methods, which vary according to devices, to download past purchases. One by one, we will deal with three methods.

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How to Redownload Songs, Movies and Videos from iTunes on iPhone and iPad

Re-download Songs, Movies and Videos from iTunes on iPhone

Step #1. Launch iTunes Store app on iPhone.

Tap on iTunes Store on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on More from the bottom menu → Tap on Purchased.

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Tap on More Then Purchased in iTunes Store on iPhone

Step #3. Now tap on Music.

Tap on Music in iTunes Store Under Purchased on iPhone

Step #4. Tap on “Not on This iPhone” option.

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Tap Not on This iPhone in iTunes Store

Step #5. Find the song you want to download → Tap on the Download icon to the right of title.

Redownload Purchased Music on iPhone from iTunes Store

The song will be downloaded on your device.

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How to Download Past Purchases of Music on iPad

Step #1. Launch iTunes Store on your iPad.

Tap on iTunes Store on iPad

Step #2. Tap on Purchased option → Now tap on “Not on This iPad”.

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Tap on Purchased then Not on This iPad in iTunes Store

Step #3. Find the song you want to download and tap on it → Tap on Download icon to the right side of the track.

Redownload Purchased Music on iPad

The song will be downloaded on your iPad. Follow the same steps for other songs to download.

How to Download Past Purchases on Mac/PC using iTunes

Step #1. Launch iTunes on your Mac or Windows computer.

Step #2. Click on Sign In.

Step #3. Enter your Apple ID and password to sign in.

Step #4. Now click on your name.

A drop-down menu will appear on the screen.

Step #5. Click on Purchases/Family Purcahses option from the menu.

Click on Purchases in iTunes on Mac or Windows PC

Step #6. Click on “Not in My Library” option → Click on Music from top right corner.

Click on Not in My Library then Music in iTunes

Step #7. Search the song you want to download on your Mac/PC → Finally, click on download icon you can see in the upper-right corner of song.

Re-download Music on Mac and Windows from iTunes

Please note that if the song is already downloaded to your library, the item will not show the icon.

How to Download Past Purchases on Apple TV

You normally don’t download songs on your Apple TV, hence you can just find the purchases to play on your Apple TV.

Step #1. Select Music or My Music from Home screen of Apple TV.

Step #2. Choose the song you want to play.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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