Can you re-download purchased movies and apps and songs now? Backup needed?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by appleproducts1, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. appleproducts1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2013
    Ive taken a gap in the apple product ownership. It used to be in the old days when I had the ipod touch, that you needed to backup a soft copy for yourself because you cant redownload old movies. Apps I think you can redownload?

    How about nowadays? Can you redownload movies, apps and songs as many times as you want on your device in case you reinstall the PC or do you need to do a backup of all the music and movies?
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    More or less, they encourage you to use their cloud. Maybe I'm wrong.
  3. appleproducts1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2013
    What do you mean by more or less?
  4. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    In iTunes, I know you can download songs if you have previously purchased them. As I recall you go into your account settings and its under purchase history I think.
    Not sure about films as I don't buy films through iTunes.
  5. benthewraith macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL
    You can just hit the cloud icon on the iTunes album, TV Show or movie.
  6. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    I believe GoCubsGo means yes :). I have no problems re-downloading music, video, and apps although you have to be careful about apps. Apple only keeps the latest version of an app so you can get in trouble if your device is no longer compatible with the latest version of an app.

    In any case, it doesn't hurt to keep a backup.

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