Get discontinued app for existing hardware

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by mikev777, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. mikev777 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everybody,

    I have a tv remote control transceiver which allows me to control my tv with my iPhone. I'd like to give it to a friend of mine but the corresponding app has been discontinued in the App Store. The app itself is free. Is there a way I can transfer my app on my iPhone to his iPhone? We use different Apple IDs of course. Or is there a way he can somehow find this free app somewhere?

    Thanks,
    Michael
     
  2. cnotes2019, Jun 6, 2014
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    cnotes2019 Suspended

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    Get discontinued app for existing hardware

    I believe you could log with your Apple ID on his device and look in the AppStore>updates>purchased section for the app in question to download. What's the name of the app btw?
     
  3. mikev777 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks cnotes2019 for the response. I'll try that out. The app is called Control It All by micommand. It's a great transceiver but looks like the company just disappeared. Maybe they went bankrupt. Can't find much information on it now. Their micommand.com URL is now a catch all site.
     
  4. mikev777 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Looks like that's not going to work. I deleted the app from my ipad (kept it on my iPhone). I then went into the Apps Store>updates>purchased on my ipad to check if I could see it, and it was not there. Looks like I gave him a gift he cannot use. I need to figure out a way to get this to work. The app is free and it is not usable without the device which he now has.

    Thanks for the suggestion. That was a good thought.

    Michael
     
  5. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    Have you checked on the computer you sync with? I had an issue like this with an app I purchased and I couldn't find it under the purchased section on my iPhone so I had to sync with my computer to get it.
     
  6. mikev777 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok. I'll start exploring that path but the issue is I'm trying to give the free discontinued app to a friend who now has the hardware which works with the free app. If he ends up having to sync with my computer, all his stuff will disappear from his iPhone. In any case, not sure that would be allowed since people could end up sharing paid-for apps, as well.
     
  7. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    Ahh yes forgot about that. Maybe try logging in with your iTunes account on his computer? Maybe you can transfer the app file via a USB to his computer? I don't know if this is possible though.
     

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