How to find the appleid user of some apps

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by vexorg, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. vexorg macrumors 6502a

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    I have the odd situation where one or two apps will say they need updated, I update them and during the process I get told that these apps (like garageband) are not for my appleid. As far as I know I have only used one appleid on my mac, so how can I find out which appleid it's looking for?

    And how do I fix this so that all apps on my mac are tied to my appleid?
     
  2. vexorg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Seems to be garageband update that's causing the problem. It's the only update that does not apply. I don't use it but annoying to have this error every time I get an update.

    How can you force an update to know that I should be the owner of a free update on a system installed app. An app I've never used.
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You'd need to delete the existing app and download a new copy, but if it doesn't show in your list of purchased apps, you may need to buy it in order to reinstall.
     
  4. vexorg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    More puzzling, if I click on the app hoping it would lead me to the download, Garageband 6.0.5, it says no longer available in the UK store.

    And If I search for the app then it's listed as version 10.1.2 and the want me to pay for it!!

    If I just delete the app, will that make the update error disappear? can I simply move the app file to the trash, or is there anything else that needs removed to clean it up?
     

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