Bought a game, but now I have to buy it again after uninstalling?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by scaramoosh, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. scaramoosh macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2014
    I bought The Witness, it auto installed on my iPhone (which is so annoying) and I uninstalled it but now it's asking me to rebut it to install it on the iPhone. However on my iPad it's still working and says I own it... huh?
  2. Kubaton macrumors member


    Aug 11, 2013
    I've seen that happen. If you input your password to purchase it, it should tell you that you already own it and can download it again for free. It should also show up under your purchases. Obviously, I make no guarantees but I've never been charged twice for something since 2008.
  3. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2009
    Funny, I bought the same app earlier tonight. It installed on my phone, but never finished on my iPad. Finally I went to start over and it disappeared. Then it wanted me to repurchase it. I went to the Today tab, click on the silhouette in the upper room gut and went to Purchased. Then I was able to redownload it. It must be a bug.
  4. Helmsley macrumors regular


    Sep 4, 2017
    United Kingdom
    If you do end up having to pay again, do live chat with Apple Support and they will refund you.

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