Lost all my applications, how to redownload purchased apps?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by stanny, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2008
    Lost all my applications because of format, how to re-download purchased apps? I tried syncing my iphone and it was wierd cause it started removing all my apps that were already in my iphone. After that was all done, I found out that I have lost all my apps on my iphone and my computer is blank as well so that doesn't help. How to redownload my purchased apps?
  2. macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
  3. macrumors 601

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI

    As long as you're using the same iTunes account you'll get the message that you've already purchased it and you can download it again for free.

    Wish the iTunes music store worked the same....
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2008
    You mean just go to each app manually and click buy app? They won't charge me again?
  5. macrumors 601

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2008
    Man I just did that and I downloaded but I lost all my hi scores, this blows.
  7. macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2008
    Great tip about re-downloding apps that were deleated. I bought a few apps that I didn't like but now I wish I has them but didn't want too pay twice. Thanks for the tip.
  8. macrumors 65816


    Jun 19, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN, USA, Urth

    I want to KISS you all!

    Okay maybe not but...

    When I upgraded my iTunes to version 10 it somehow made my iPhone go back to the middle of June and everything I bought since then was LOST.

    I got TWO big iTunes gift cards on 6/29 and went crazy buying all the apps I wanted for the thing and they were GONE.

    I had NO idea all you had to do was just re-download and it wouldn't charge you for the trouble.


    Thanks all for this GREAT tip!
  9. macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2011
    can i find them listed somewhere?
    it's difficult to go through appstore searching tens of apps i had before!!
  10. macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    Yes, view your receipts in iTunes (under 'My Account' or something, easy to find).
  11. macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2011
    Sign in to iTunes...

    Then check the purchashed apps button, all will be there and can be synced.

  12. macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2013
    You can do this on your phone. It is not obvious where.
    Go to App Store.
    Go to updates at the bottom
    Now click on purchased
    You should now see a list of all purchased apps
    You can also filter just the ones "not on this phone"

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