Fix: Can’t redownload Purchased Songs from iTunes

Recently, I had purchased some songs on iTunes. Eventually, I just searched one song in the library. But suddenly it was missing in the iTunes store. After that, again click the purchase option to buy that song on iTunes. But, the song shows as “Purchased” in iTunes and it won’t redownload it. Unfortunately, this purchased song doesn’t show up in my purchased list. After that, I had some solutions to get rid of this issue. Here, you can learn to get the purchased songs from iTunes.

Solution 1:- Unhide the hidden purchase from iCloud

First, make sure that the purchased songs in your purchased history. If not, then purchase a song from another Apple ID. Or else, it will be hidden from iCloud.

  1. Launch iTunes on your computer.
  2. Navigate to the iTunes window and sign in.
  3. Select Account and click View My Account.
  4. Scroll down the screen and Find iTunes in the cloud section and from the “Hidden purchases” click Manage. 

unhide the music on itunes

 

5. Then find the item to unhide, then click the Music on the top of the screen.

6.Choose unhidden button to unhide any purchases.

unhide music on itunes

SEE ALSO: How to hide App Store purchases on iPhone & iPad (iOS 8)

Solution 2:- Enable the Show iTunes in the iCloud purchase option

  1. Launch iTunes on your Mac Or Windows PC.
  2. Go to iTunes -> Edit or Preferences -> Store.
  3. And check the boxes is enabled under”download pre-orders when available” and turn on or mark as a tick on “show iTunes in the cloud purchases”

Solution  3:- Redownload the Music on Mac OS Catalina

  1. First, navigate to the music app on your Mac.
  2. Then go to iTunes store from quick links and select Purchased.
  3. On another screen, select the Not in my library or computer option to what you want to redownload.
  4. Find the item to Redownload, then click the Download button.

Note: On the lower-right corner of the screen, one button should available named “Download All”.

Solution 4:- Turn on the show music in iCloud 

From the iTunes music section, turn on View ->Show Music in the Cloud.

Solution 5:- Delete the missing songs and download it iCloud 

  1. Start iTunes from your computer.
  2. Find the particular album with missing songs. Delete that album from your iTunes library.
  3. Navigate to the iTunes store.
  4. Choose the Home icon.
  5. On the right side, choose Purchased( On the Quick Links).
  6. Find the song or album (missing in the purchased list).
  7. Click the cloud download icon (top right corner of the album image)
  8. Then tap on available download.

Also, read the Apple support guide: Download past purchases

Guys, I thought now you download the missing songs on iTunes. And if you know any other information, feel free to tell me in the comment section below.

11 comments
  1. Hi I've had this problem today. Album is showing in hidden but when I click unhide it won't come out of there. Have you got any tips why? I've removed the album from my library as some songs were missing. I really hate this new iTunes on my Mac and my iPhone!! Why did they have to change something that didn't need changing?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  2. I had the problem also, I logged out of iTunes then rebooted the phone, then logged back in. It worked like a charm.

  3. The unhide trick worked for me. I was able to re-download the song from iCloud and song works great. Thanks for the info!

  4. What if I don’t use the iTunes app on a Mac or PC? I have this issue on my iPad and I don’t have/use/manage iTunes on a Mac or PC.

  5. I had the problem a purchased song would not download. After trying many things I found out how to get it to download.
    This how I did it.
    I went to iTunes Store, went to previously viewed, and there it was for sale! I purchased it again and said I had already purchased it, and asked if I wanted to download it. I chose download, and it download to my iPhone!
    You must look it up by Artist and song in the iTunes Store first!

  6. I need to download all of the songs I Purchased since 2012. I just setup my Icloud account today. (First time I am using it!) There isn't any of my songs in Icloud. I can see all my Purchased songs in the store, but not in Icloud. How can I download these songs?

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