Recovering paid apps w/o redownloading/paying again

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by detective sims, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. #1
    I need help recovering a couple apps I've paid for but forgot to transfer them to my computer before I updated to 2.2 and I don't want to pay for them again or wait for the updates, any ideas?
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Download them again. You won't get charged. Rather, you'll get a message telling you that the download is free since you've already purchased the app.
  3. Delirium39 macrumors regular

    May 19, 2008
    Apple knows you own them. Just download them again. It's free. But I'm not sure why you'd be losing any apps when you update to 2.2. All my apps were completely intact after the upgrade.
  4. detective sims thread starter Guest

    No I forgot to transfer them to my computer before I updated (it was just stupid on my part).
  5. Vandam500 macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
    Weird. Unless your restored, updating should not erase any data on your phone, let alone ALL your apps.
  6. Delirium39 macrumors regular

    May 19, 2008
    You shouldn't have had to do anything during the upgrade. I didn't do a backup, or transfer anything. I plugged in the phone, told it to upgrade to 2.2, and all was good in the end.
  7. socco macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2008
    On a somewhat related note: I'll be making the switch from PC to mac this week, I'm gonna pick up one of the new macbooks. I was able to download the "Tris" app from the store before it was pulled. Will I be able to copy it over to my mac somehow? Like if I just copied the application file from my PC to my mac would that work? Or will I end up losing it and not being able to use it without syncing to my PC? I guess I'll find out once I get my macbook, but I was just curious if anybody knew.

    Looking up some nude celebrities, are we? :p
  8. DukeofAnkh macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2007
    I think you should be able to drag and drop the app files from your itunes folder. I haven't tried this, but it'd be my plan of attack.
  9. Justinerator macrumors 6502


    Jun 26, 2007
    Redondo Beach, CA
    pfft, only like 3 times a day jeez... :D
  10. markgamber macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2005
    Redneck, PA
    Three?!? Liar... :D

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