Out of country and purchased applications - what happens when I get home?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by shoelessone, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. shoelessone macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007
    Hi all,

    I'm in Thailand, have been for the past 2 months and will be for another 3 or 4.

    Anyway, I'm a huge nerd and couldn't wait to try out the new firmware + buy a few applications. I did this on a internet cafe computer, installed the Apps to my iPod. Now, I'm no a different computer, in a different city, with a different copy of iTunes, I wanted to install a new application. In iTunes I selected to "check for purchases" (i'm logged into iTunes, though I haven't authorized the computer), but none of the applications that I purchased were downloaded to iTunes. Even the free ones don't show up.

    Anyway, I downloaded the application I want (the new one), but I don't want to SYNC my appilcations with this computer because none of my purchased applications show up, so as far as I can tell there is no way to ad the application.

    I'm wondering what is going to happen when I get home back to the states - will I have to repurchase the applications, or is there someway of getting them back to iTunes so I can sync/install/etc?

  2. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5C1 Safari/525.20)

    you can download apps you purchased again for free. The menu option in iTunes only downloads purchases that you never downloaded.
  3. chrisb3 macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    File>Transfer Purchases from iPod should do the trick.
  4. shoelessone thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007
    Wow, thank you 2x.

    As long as I deauthorize the computer before I leave, I can do this as many times as I want over the next few months, correct?

    Thanks again!
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    I think that this is correct. However, you will not have any sort of backup if you loose your device.

    Just be sure that you deauthorize your accounts at each place. Double check.
  6. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
    hope you did it over wifi

    it's 6 cents per kb where i live to use data out of the country

    I spoke with a Rogers Rep (Canada) and she said that the highest bill she had seen was $88,000 !!

  7. shoelessone thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007

    I've only spent 15 bucks or so. It'll suck if I loose the device, but I think I'll be significantly more depressed about the iPod!

    Also, completely unrelated but I have to tell you I've been eating sushi almost every day here, and it's been amazing. It's no Japan, but there is a ton more cheap sushi here then in the states, at least more then the east coast.

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