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How to Re-download Apps, Movies, and TV Shows on iPad

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.

So, ready to re-download using iOS 10? Let’s get started…

Re-download iPad Apps

Tap the App Store icon from the iPad’s home screen.
Tap the “Purchased” tab at the bottom of the display, just to the left of “Updates.”
Now you’ll see a sortable list of all the apps purchased through your iTunes account. Tap the “Sort by” button to sort by app name or most-recently purchased apps. You can also filter by tapping the “Not On This iPad” tab.
Last but not least, tap the blue “iPad Apps” link in the top-left corner of the page, then select “iPad Apps” from the drop-down menu to see apps specifically designed for iPad.

Re-download Movies or TV shows:

Tap the App Store icon from the home screen, then tap the “Purchased” tab at the bottom of the screen.
On the next screen, you’ll see a list of all your purchased songs from iTunes, organized by artist. Tap an artist’s name to see which songs are available for re-downloading.
You can also tap the “sort Songs by” link to sort your iCloud-stored music grouped into albums rather than individual songs.
Want to check out your downloadable movies and TV shows? Tap either the “Movies” or “TV Shows” tabs at the top of the screen.

Bonus tip

You can save yourself some steps by letting the iOS Music and Videos apps display all your iCloud media, including songs, TV shows and movies that aren’t stored on your iPhone or iPad.

Tap Settings, iTunes & App Store, find the “Show All” heading, then flick the switches next to “Music” and “Videos.”

Keep in mind, though, that any music or videos you download over your iPhone or iPad cellular connection will count against your monthly data allowance.