Re-downloading apps???

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

  1. wayland1985 macrumors 6502

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    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

    SkyBell

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

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    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

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    I can confirm that this totally works.
     
  5. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    Shouldn't it just copy the apps from the iPhone to iTunes the next time he syncs?
     

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