bought an app..Need to buy it again?

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

  1. hakuna-matata macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2011
    i downloaded whatsapp on my iphone 4 some months ago when it was free for a limited 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


    Sep 17, 2011
    Try looking it up under purchased in the App store.
  3. MaxBurn macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2010
    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

    Sep 25, 2011
    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

    May 12, 2012
    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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