How to Fix "Redownload Unavailable with This Apple ID" error


Family sharing is a great feature in iOS 8. This allow your family to share each purchases from iTunes, App store, iBooks with up to 6 people in your family.

Lot of iOS users reported issue about family sharing. They said “Family sharing not working. unable to download shared content”.

They hit the error message like ” Redownload Unavailable with This Apple ID”.

Devices : iPhone 6, iPhone 4s, iPod 5th generation.

redownload unavailable with this apple id

Solution 1:-

Sign out both iCloud (Settings -> iCloud -> Sign Out) and iTunes & App store (Settings -> iTunes & App Store). Do not sign in. Now try to download your app. It will prompt. log in with your Apple id. That’s all.

Solution 2:-

Navigate to Settings->iTunes & App Store. Tap your Apple ID and choose sign out.

Go back to the App store page where you are trying to download the app. iCloud download arrow now change to free.

Tap free option and tap install.

When it prompt, log back with your Apple ID. Now your app should download.

Other Solutions:-

  • In your iOS device, launch Settings app and go to Settings -> iCloud -> Sign Out. Wait 5 or 10 seconds and then sign back in.
  • Verify you are using same Apple ID in both iTunes store and family sharing. Tap the Settings -> iTunes & App Store. Then navigate to Settings -> iCloud -> Family -> Your Name and verify this.
  • Ensure shared my purchases option is on in Settings -> iCloud -> Family.

Note: You can’t share some kind of contents like particular Apps that are not sharable, In-app purchases and hidden content.

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