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Buying apps from the Apple Store

Discussion in 'Apple Software' started by Cheetah Designs, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Cheetah Designs

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 10, 2006

    Posts: 2,290

    If I buy a game on my iPad and download it and then go to the Apple Store on iTunes on my computer, it doesn't say that I have bought it and I have to pay to download it again - why is that?

  2. Glaucus

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 76,645

    Have you tried just going to the purchased area?
    Why do you want then on iTunes?
  3. SDK^


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 18,597

    are you logged into your account on iTunes?


    Plug in your iPad to your computer, sync it with iTunes and it should recognise the purchases :)
  4. squerble


    Joined: Apr 13, 2009

    Posts: 4,264

    Location: UK

    Are you definitely signed in with the same account (if signed in at all) on both devices?
  5. GW1970


    Joined: Nov 16, 2012

    Posts: 440

    Just tried mine as I hadn't sync'd with iTunes for a while and have been making quite a few £0.69 purchases. At first it didn't copy over so ran a backup and all are now in iTunes.
  6. Morfik

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 30, 2005

    Posts: 1,084

    There's no real need to back up Apps in iTunes any more as you can always redownload from the cloud whenever you want, even ones that have since been delisted.

    The only reason to do so really would be if you're going to reset or copy to another device when it would be quicker to do copy them across via iTunes. Otherwise no real point.
  7. ethansamuel17


    Joined: Aug 7, 2012

    Posts: 38

    Location: London

    First login with your iTunes account and then try to purchase any application.