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Old Sep 20, 2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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Free iWork/iLife for iPhone 5s?

Bought myself a 5s this morning. Activated, restored from iCloud backup and never got the prompt for the free apps. If I go to the app store they still charge for them. Any ideas on how to get the free apps?
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 04:00 PM   #2
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im wondering the same thing
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 04:01 PM   #3
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Bought myself a 5s this morning. Activated, restored from iCloud backup and never got the prompt for the free apps. If I go to the app store they still charge for them. Any ideas on how to get the free apps?


My experience.

I restored from iCloud, afterwards I checked on the App Store and the apps were listed FREE. No problems downloading them.
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 04:02 PM   #4
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I guess you have to visit the app store via your phone not your desktop

I did install the free apple apps and they work fine but when I check the app store they still show up with a price tag for purchase - strange indeed
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 04:04 PM   #5
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Kill the app store and see if that changes them having a price tag -> free.

If that doesn't work, kill the app store and restart your phone.

These steps eventually did it for me. Took awhile though as Numbers, then iLife stuff kept showing a price tag instead of free.
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 04:07 PM   #6
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Make sure you are on the "product page". When searching, the listed apps did show a price. But when I clicked and view say numbers it was listed free.
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 04:08 PM   #7
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Kill the app store and see if that changes them having a price tag -> free.
that did the trick - cheers
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 04:12 PM   #8
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Still hasn't for me but I'll keep trying
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 04:12 PM   #9
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Is this for iPhone 5s purchases alone?
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 04:13 PM   #10
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Bought myself a 5s this morning. Activated, restored from iCloud backup and never got the prompt for the free apps. If I go to the app store they still charge for them. Any ideas on how to get the free apps?
well you just have to hit the app store button on your 5s and then it automatically ask you if you want to download the iwork suite. Worked fine for me
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 06:21 PM   #11
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I just went into the App Store and they were all listed as Free.

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Is this for iPhone 5s purchases alone?
All new iOS purchases since Sept 1st.
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 07:47 PM   #12
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Finally working for me. Looks like it just takes time
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 07:51 PM   #13
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Anyone else getting a reboot on iPhone 5s if keep a sheet open, but exit out of numbers?
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 07:54 PM   #14
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For me, I just loaded my backup into my phone, clicked the app store button, and something popped up telling me I could download a bunch of apps for free
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For me, I just loaded my backup into my phone, clicked the app store button, and something popped up telling me I could download a bunch of apps for free
This is what happened to me too.
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All new iOS purchases since Sept 1st.
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Oh sweet, installed on my 5s and its automatically loading on my iPad.
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 08:53 PM   #18
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Bought myself a 5s this morning. Activated, restored from iCloud backup and never got the prompt for the free apps. If I go to the app store they still charge for them. Any ideas on how to get the free apps?
Strange, I went to the App Store and it says Keynote is free for me.
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Oh sweet, installed on my 5s and its automatically loading on my iPad.
once it's in your ID you can use it for all your iOS devices
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 09:07 PM   #20
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I can't seem to get iWork for free on my 5S. Restored from iCloud backup from iPhone 5. Rebooted, reloaded App Store several times etc. Still shows up $9.99 per app. Same on my wife's iPhone 5S (same account).

Any ideas?

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Working on my wife's and as soon as I downloaded it on them on her phone, they're available for free on mine. All's well.
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 09:18 PM   #21
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Shows as $9.99 in iTunes but free from my new 5S. Was never prompted to download them but i restored from a backup before doing anything else. Downloading them now.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 04:55 AM   #22
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I just went into the App Store and they were all listed as Free.

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All new iOS purchases since Sept 1st.
Sorry, i'm dumb, so is iWork and all the office programs supposed to be free with ios7 ??

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Because they are still showing 6.99 on my iphone 5
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 08:36 AM   #24
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I had the same issue, what resolved it for me was to make a backup on my computer and then do a clean iOS 7 install. When I opened up the app store for the first time on the clean install I was able to download them for free. Afterwards I restored from my backup.

A little convoluted to get the apps but I had the spare time.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 08:42 AM   #25
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I got the initial prompt, but clicked not not or whatever the wording was. When I tried later it prompted for a price.

Just ended up restoring the phone and going through the process again. Worked without issue.
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