HELP! Regarding to iPhone 4s store

PhilipNY

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Jan 23, 2012
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Hi Friends
Two days ago, I bought an app named "Flashlight" ($0.99), after that, every time when I bought no matter free or paid app from iPhone store, a dialogue just jumps out on the home screen,

said "Unable to Purchase: 'Flashlight' could not be purchased at this time. please try again later."
(But actually, I already bought this app, and it works well.)

After this dialogue disappears, the new app downloading procedure just starts, and seems everything is fine. however, this is very annoying.

I have no idea what's wrong with it.
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Gav2k

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Delete the app sign out of the store then sign in and repurchase. It'll be free.
 

PhilipNY

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Jan 23, 2012
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Thanks Gav2k, it worked, but keeps happening again

it worked, but now keeps happening again
 
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artguy10

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Hi Philip, I'm having the same problem on my 4s. :( Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/h41Kl.png

Apple Care suggested syncing with iTunes and setting iTunes to not sync apps but that didn't help. They also suggested resetting all the settings on the iPhone but I'm afraid to do that...
 

MonkeySee....

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I've just started getting this error to....



I have no Idea what "The Lions Roar" is!? 2 others? all my apps download fine. :(
 

Zxxv

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I'm getting this too with some free language apps. I deleted them. Now I keep getting that message.

Weird.
 

Consultant

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I've been getting that error also. I'm jail broken, how about you guys?
Getting similar error occasionally on iPad 2, not jailbroken.

I've deleted the app in question, and no errors so far. Have not tried reinstalling the app.
 

saberahul

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Yup got it for around 2 weeks 3 weeks ago (doing the math, it stopped last week, I guess I could have said that itself but confusion is always friendly :p )

Anyhow, it has stopped now. What I did (which I think fixed it) was restore my iPhone from my latest backup (taken before restore began).
 

Stanjara

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hmm

Happened to me also...but i didn't do anything....and it stopped by itself.
That was two days ago...also app store was very sluggish. Today it is fine.
Probably something with apple servers
 

Zxxv

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Still happening here. App isn't installed. I deleted it. It's obvious I dont want it. Oh well. Sure it'll get fixed at some point.
 

MonkeySee....

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Its not happening anymore after I set my itunes to sync my apps. Something I haven't done in ages so it put a load of crap back on the phone which I just removed and cleaned up.
 

Zxxv

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I think I unchecked that. Infact I don't think iTunes syncs anything. Good to know there's a fix...but do much for not needing a computer anymore :(
 

Zxxv

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****ing Hello German!!!!!! Aggh I deleted it. What gives :(
 

MonkeySee....

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Well I went to the iBook app on my phone and 3 things disapeared which must have been removed when synced.

I tried to download another app and the message didn't come up. *touch wood* it should be ok.

Still have no idea what that book it. Never even seen it and I'm the only one who uses my ID. :confused:
 

MonkeySee....

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Well after nothing working I went for the restore. (I was sick of this pop up considering I didn't even download it.)

Any way, Synced the phone before I restored. Everything ok. Went to restore and a message came up with something along the lines of "5 apps (or something like that) have not been synced. If you restore now these items will be removed from your phone" Yes ****ing please!

Now that I have restored the message has vanished.

Fingers crossed that fixed it.
 

Zxxv

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I'm getting - hello German and 6 other apps can't be installed at this time. Duh I removed them that's why! Agh!!!
 
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