HT2519: Download past purchasesLearn about Download past purchases
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2012 3:49 PM (in response to burningthedays)
Not every single purchase will be available in the cloud forever as stated by Apple. The content owners can pull the content at any time resulting in the purchase no longer showing up under past purchases.
Apple states that you must retain backups of all purchases just for this reason.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2012 5:18 PM (in response to TooDarkPark)
Does the iCloud retain info for five minutes? Because that's how long it was there before I did the restore. I hadn't backed anything up to the cloud till I needed to do the reset on my iPad, so I backed it all up to the iCloud, the did the reset then immediately restored the info from the cloud. How long can we count on the info still being there, 20 - 30 seconds? Why didn't my audiobook come back, and why is iTunes not showing that I previously purchased it? I got it from iTunes and had listened to 3/4 of the book on my iPad before I did the reset. Apple says I can retrieve it again from my "purchased" area, but it doesn't even show up as purchased! They certainly were happy to take my money when I downloaded it!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2012 5:57 PM (in response to burningthedays)
Once again, audiobooks are not included in past purchases nor are they backed up in the cloud.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2012 6:17 PM (in response to TooDarkPark)
Well of course not, why would it show up under purchases after you purchase it. Oh and why would iCloud back it up, that's just crazy talk. Just think of all the space we could have if iCloud didn't back anything up... I think I'll suggest that to apple. I'm sure they don't have agreements with publishing companies (thanks for that).
How else could I have backed up the audiobook?