Lost my apps after installing new iTunes

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jaywoo, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. jaywoo macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Alrighty, I'll try to make a long story short. I had to reformat my hard drive on my laptop that I sync my iPhone to. Of course that means installing a new copy of iTunes also. When I went to sync it, it removes all of my paid (and free) apps. They all still show up in my purchase history in my iTunes store, though.

    So I guess the question is, how do I get them back on my phone? Thanks!
     
  2. warburg macrumors 6502

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    You just download them again. If you purchased the apps another download to an authorized computer is free.
     
  3. jaywoo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep, seems that's what you have to do. Took a while but all is fine.

    On a side note, you would think that iTunes would give you the ability to go into your past purchases from the app store and re-download them in one shot.
     
  4. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    Or you could keep a backup of all your purchased apps. ;)
     

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