Re-downloading apps???

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by wayland1985, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. wayland1985 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2008
    I reformatted my mac the other day... However, my applications were never backed up. They appear in the Applications tab of iTunes, but they're represented by a generic black icon, with their name underneath. Double clicking them brings up a box asking if I would like to locate the files...

    Is there a way to get iTunes to automatically retrieve them back onto my computer? Or do I need to delete them all from iTunes, and re-download them individually? How will I retrieve paid-for apps???
  2. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    Apps you've already paid for, they usually keep track of and let you re-download.
  3. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    They always do. Just buy it again and it will be free. It won't say free, but it will be.
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I can confirm that this totally works.
  5. todd2000 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2005
    Danville, VA
    Shouldn't it just copy the apps from the iPhone to iTunes the next time he syncs?

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