bought an app..Need to buy it again?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hakuna-matata, May 12, 2012.

  1. hakuna-matata macrumors 6502

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    i downloaded whatsapp on my iphone 4 some months ago when it was free for a limited time..now when i open app store to download it on my new iphone 4s using the same apple id, it asks me to purchase the app? is it supposed to happen this way? m confused:confused:
     
  2. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

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    Try looking it up under purchased in the App store.
     
  3. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

    MaxBurn

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    Also see if you signed in under the correct Apple ID.
     
  4. hakuna-matata, May 12, 2012
    Last edited: May 12, 2012

    hakuna-matata thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Got it to redownload without purchasing. i had it hidden by mistake as i download a lot of apps now and then. so i opened account setting went to hidden purchases and there it was. All i had to do then was unhide it. thnx for help.
     
  5. thoseios macrumors newbie

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    sometimes the device doesn't detect that you have already purchased it, especially if the app is not on your device. tapping on purchase should actually show a popup message saying "you have already purchased this app".
     

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