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Can't re-download old apps ?

04-17-2011, 03:25 AM
#1
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Can't re-download old apps ?

Here's the thing , yes I know if you purchase an app , you can redownload it for free however what about those you got for free ?

I wanted to redownload 3bot and Wispin (both of which i got for free) again but when i clicked buy now , it doesn't say "the update is free because you've purchased it before" but rather , now it says "are you sure you want to buy and download Wispin? Your payment method will be charged and your application will begin downloading immediately"

Did the guys at apple change something to the app store ?

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04-17-2011, 03:48 AM
#2
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normaly if you carry on downloading just say yes the second box will say stuff about it already being purchased and you will get it for free

04-17-2011, 03:50 AM
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Really ? And if it doesn't ? are you gonna pay me back ? I guess I'll give it a shot !

Let's hope they don't charge me again .

edit : Awesome . Problem solved . Thanks a lot (:

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04-17-2011, 04:21 AM
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You can always test by clicking the review button. If it works, you already own it and won't have to pay again.

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04-17-2011, 04:29 AM
#5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bunglez View Post
You can always test by clicking the review button. If it works, you already own it and won't have to pay again.
This only works on iTunes. On the iPhone app store it will open the review text box for every app even if you don't own it.

On the iPhone app store you have to actually write a review and hit "submit" before it will tell you if you already own it or not. (Didn't used to be this way, be careful)

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04-17-2011, 04:35 AM
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Apple already added a new feature in iPad appstore which shows an app as Owned app if you dowloaded it from your iTunes account but dont have it installed on the ipad. Hopefully that feature will make it to iTunes and iPhone appstore too someday and there wont be any need to check it with the review trick.
04-17-2011, 04:36 AM
#7
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Ah thanks for the question and answers, I always wondered about this but didn't really try and find out because it was more of an "in-case" thing then.

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Originally Posted by ImNoSuperMan View Post
Apple already added a new feature in iPad appstore which shows an app as Owned app if you dowloaded it from your iTunes account but dont have it installed on the ipad. Hopefully that feature will make it to iPhone appstore too someday and there wont be any need to check it with the review trick.
Hope so too, I was hoping they had such a feature long ago.

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04-17-2011, 04:43 AM
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One thing i'm not that sure about though ... assume I was given a promo code for this game . Say I deleted it but a few days later I wanna redownload it again , do I have to pay for it ?

Please support these indie developers for putting in so much effort and making what is known as a hidden gem .

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04-17-2011, 04:44 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by STYJ View Post
One thing i'm not that sure about though ... assume I was given a promo code for this game . Say I deleted it but a few days later I wanna redownload it again , do I have to pay for it ?
No you don't. Once the promo code is used, you get all updates and everything acts as if you purchased the app normally. It's 100% yours.

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04-17-2011, 04:47 AM
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Alright . Thanks (:

Please support these indie developers for putting in so much effort and making what is known as a hidden gem .

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