Repurchasing unbackedup apps that were once free

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by madamdepomp, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. madamdepomp macrumors newbie

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    My iPod Touch has been failing to sync/back up recently, and I approved the new OS update on reflex. Now a third of my apps are gone! I have been able to reinstall the ones I have purchased without having to pay again, but here lies the problem. There are several apps I purchased for free on sale, but now they are paid apps (and expensive ones at that!). Do I have to purchase these apps in their full amount after already downloading them (albeit for free?)
     
  2. tadad1 macrumors 6502a

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    You can still re-download them without charge even if they were free at the time you downloaded them.
     
  3. EllieV macrumors 6502

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    I'm sorry, but is it just me, or did that not make sense? Can you explain what you mean?
     
  4. nexus14 macrumors member

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    it's just you.

    imagine you bought a game that was free a year ago.
    now that game costs money.
    if you were to download that game again, it should still be free
     
  5. EllieV macrumors 6502

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    But you like go to the app store and it says $2.99 and you purchase it, how is that free?
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    When you click on the "Buy" button, it'll tell you that you've already purchased it and allow you to download it for free.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2519
     
  7. EllieV macrumors 6502

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    Oh coool thank you. Does it tell by your apple id or the device, or the iTunes it's synced with?
     
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    You just have to be signed in with the same iTunes Store account you originally purchased/downloaded it with.
     

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