Some purchased apps no longer available for re-download

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by saiyan, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if we are supposed to be able to re-download apps which are no longer available for sales in the App Store?

    I was trying to re-download the following three games from the App Store but it looks like they are no longer available for sale.

    Let's Golf (by Gameloft)
    Let's Golf 2 (by Gameloft)
    Prince of Persia Retro (by Ubisoft)

    Since I have purchased them already, I was expecting to find them on the "Purchased" list in the App Store app but they are not found on the "Purchased" list either! :(

    I had to use iTunes and sync those three apps to from my iTunes library to my iPad.

    Does anyone know if users are supposed to be able to re-download apps from their "Purchased" list? :confused:

    It would really suck if we cannot re-download apps we have purchased.

    Just imagine if I have never transfer purchased apps to my iTunes library, I would have lost those three games permanently. :eek:

    That also means I will always need to transfer purchased apps from iPad to iTunes and make sure I backup my iTunes library periodically.
     
  2. macrumors G3

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    The key is "You can re-download purchased items from the iTunes store as long as it is still available for purchase." This is true for Apps, Music, Movies and Books.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Aug 5, 2010
    #3
    Thanks for the info..
     
  4. macrumors 603

    Carlanga

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    welcome to the digital era! ;)

    personal backups will be the only way to preserve older software legally.
     

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