where are free apps?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by amitabhbansal, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. amitabhbansal macrumors 6502

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    friends, i have seen the keynote that apple will give us free apps like iphoto, garageband, imovie etc etc with new purchased products, today i have purchased iPhone 5S and when i saw iMovie in app store its showing me to pay to download it, is there anything i am missing?
    Thanks
     
  2. Sven11 macrumors 6502a

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    There is a pop up when you launch the App Store for the first time asking you if you want to download Apple apps.
     
  3. amitabhbansal thread starter macrumors 6502

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    when i first started the phone, it ask me to set it up as new phone or restore from clouds, and i restored from clouds, from then i am not getting any pop up
     
  4. Sven11 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe that was the problem...
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Thats exactly the problem. If you restore from an old backup its like you are using the old device and it doesn't register on the App Store as a new device.

    Backup work device. Restore as new, download the apps, then restore from backup. The apps will now be tied to your iTunes account and you can redownload them as you please.
     
  6. TouchMint.com macrumors 68000

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    It's pretty lame this has to be done but ive heard this is what you have to do. take it to apple store and make them fix it haha
     
  7. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    It was similar in order to get iWork/iLife Free on a new Mac. After Mavericks was installed you had to create a new user in order to get the applications for free. After you downloaded them and tied them to your iTunes account, you can redownload them on the original or main user.
     

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