getting an app from iTunes to iPhone without Mac connection?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ruffian829, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Ruffian829 macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2008
    I bought some apps on iTunes (on my mac) last night with my phone plugged in and for whatever reason they didn't transfer to my phone (I probably didn't have them set up to sync or whatnot...). Now I am at school and unable to connect my iPhone to my mac directly (with usb) if I go into the app store and click to purchase the apps that I already bought, will I get the same message that I would as if I had installed them and then deleted? Or will I get charged a second time for the apps??
  2. jpitcairn macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2009
    You'll get the message saying you've already bought it. Its still has to connect to the iTunes Server so thats what holds the information of your purchase not your mac.

    Go ahead and press buy. You'll be fine :)
  3. cupofjoe macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    As long as its with the same iTunes account, you'll be fine to download again. ;)
  4. jman240 macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2009
    youll get this message after you hit buy, its kind of scary at first, so make sure its the exact same app

  5. Ruffian829 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2008
    Thanks! It was a bit scary as the apps were $40 each!
  6. mackmgg macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2007
    :eek: thats a lot!

    You can hit review this app, and if it lets you, you know iTunes has you registered for buying that specific app.

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