iPad Tip: Download previously purchased Books and Apps

With the iTunes 10.3 (and above), it is kids-play to download anything you bought earlier, including books, songs and apps. First, make sure you are running the latest version of iTunes. If not, go to apple.com/itunes to download the latest version for your Windows or Mac. Then, start iTunes and click on the ‘purchased’ link in the “quick links” section.

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After that, it will show you the list of your purchases. From here, you will see the apps and other stuff that you purchased / downloaded earlier but are not present on your iPad. Click on the ‘icloud’ button to restore stuff you bought earlier.

This new feature is something a lot of us have been asking Apple to include in iTunes. Earlier, there was no way to redownload the previously purchased app (I have never bought a song from iTunes, so I cannot say about that). But, now Apple is allowing everyone to your purchased content by clicking just few button in iTunes.

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