When you purchase music, movies, or TV shows using your iTunes account, that content becomes available on other devices where you are signed into that account. Many of those devices can also be configured to download this purchased content automatically so that you don’t need to worry about doing it manually.
One of the places where you can control this setting is the iTunes app on your Windows 10 computer. Our guide below will show you where to adjust this setting if you would like to be able to automatically download iTunes content that you own.
iTunes Automatic Downloads in Windows 10
The steps in this article were performed on a Windows 10 computer, using the most current version of the iTunes software that was available when this article was written. Note that you will need to have the available hard drive space on your computer to download your purchased files.
Step 1: Launch the iTunes app.
Step 2: Select the Edit tab at the top of the window, then choose the Preferences option.
Step 3: Click the Downloads tab at the top of the window.
Step 4: Adjust the settings on this menu as needed, then click the OK button at the bottom of the window when you’re done.
Did you know that your iPhone has automatic download settings, too? Find out how to adjust these settings, including an option for your app updates, so that you can choose whether or not to download your purchases automatically on your phone.
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