Reinstalling a deleted "paid for" app

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPod touch Apps' started by Mischka07, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    I recently deleted an application I paid for, but was wondering if there's anyway to reinstall it in the future via the App Store. Currently, when I try to download it from the App Store, it appears I will be charged for the app again.

    Thanks!
     
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    Eminemdrdre00

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    It appears that way, but you wont be. As long as you're signed into the account you originally bought that app on, when you click "Buy" a pop up will display, telling you that you've already purchased the app. Then it will give you the option to download it again for free.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    What about for in-app purchases? Are those managed the same way as standard apps in terms of redownloads?
     
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    RobT

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    I've only done one in-app purchase so far. However, when I set up iPhone as a new phone when I upgraded to 3.1, the in-app purchase worked without me having to pay again.

    I was nervous as it looked like I was going to get charged, but the you already purchased this dialogue came up and all was good.

    Just my experience.
     
  5. macrumors 68000

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    In-app purchases are different since they are tied to that particular phone. I haven't tried it yet, so I'm not sure what will happen if you try to re-purchase something like this. My guess is you will get charged.
     
  6. macrumors 68020

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    From experience, I have downloaded and re-downloaded an app I paid for. I was not charged for the re-download of the app. The App Store should recgonize that you already paid for the app with a pop-up prompt (at least that's what it did for me).
     
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    CylonGlitch

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    Here is a problem with the system. If you THINK you purchased the app, and click on the "Buy It" button; if you actually didn't, you end up buying it. This happened to me recently. I have a bunch of To-Do list apps because none have been exactly what I want. But I was reinstalling some and one, which had a name the same as another one I clicked on because I was confused and I ended up spending $2.99 on it. :(

    Just be very careful. I wish there was a prompt AFTER clicking on it, "You will be charged $x.xx, are you sure?" If you click on it and own it you get a prompt, "You have already purchased this app, do you want to download it again for free?"
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Are you CERTAIN about this? What happens when you get your phone replaced due to warrenty? Are you sure it's not tied to the iTunes account like all other purchases?
     

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