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App Store Question

08-25-2010, 02:47 PM
#1
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 307
App Store Question

Is there any way to see if you already own an app without having to click "buy" then sign in (cross fingers) to find out I have already paid for the thing? If not then I just purchased it any how sooooooooo that seems to be a bad idea.

Also, is there no universal "sound off" switch that all apps obey? Why would Apple allow an app developer to choose what the sound on/off toggle switch does? I have a few apps that always play sound no matter which position the toggle is at, quite frustrating when you are trying to be discreet on the crapper at work!!!!
08-25-2010, 02:48 PM
#2
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 2,437
if it lets you write a review you own it
08-25-2010, 02:58 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by silentcorp View Post
Is there any way to see if you already own an app without having to click "buy" then sign in (cross fingers) to find out I have already paid for the thing? If not then I just purchased it any how sooooooooo that seems to be a bad idea.

Also, is there no universal "sound off" switch that all apps obey? Why would Apple allow an app developer to choose what the sound on/off toggle switch does? I have a few apps that always play sound no matter which position the toggle is at, quite frustrating when you are trying to be discreet on the crapper at work!!!!
turn the volume down.

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08-25-2010, 03:04 PM
#4
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,968
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Originally Posted by fluffyguitarist View Post
turn the volume down.
There are a few apps that even ignore this!

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Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
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Worst idea ever!
08-25-2010, 07:08 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
There are a few apps that even ignore this!
There aren't. Many apps use a volume control that is independent of the ringer volume. You can mute these apps by pressing the lower button on the volume rocker until all of the bars on the on-screen display go dark.