Backing up iOS purchases

October 29, 2014 | By More

I keep my iTunes Library on an external Hard Disk. Nothing wrong with that I guess. Well that is until your external disk fails. Then you have lost all of your purchases and music. 

All is not lost however if your disk fails there are some steps you can take to download all your apps.

Firstly connect your iOS device to iTunes and transfer purchases. This will copy all the paid content from you device in to your iTunes Library.

Secondly you can re-download all your purchases from the App Store through iTunes.

Open iTunes if you haven’t already. I’m on iTunes 12 here but the steps and buttons should be labeled the same only in different places. 

Select Apps and the click the App Store button

Now scroll down to the very bottom of the App Store window and look for the ‘Features’ label.
Now click on ‘Purchased’ and you should be taken to all of your purchases for your account.
From here you can download all of your purchased music, tv shows, movies and apps.
Depending on your connection speed this could take some time.

Category: iOS, OS X

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