Question about getting new iPhone and existing apps
I have an iPhone 4 (this was my very first iPhone) and am looking forward to getting the new iPhone 5 whenever it comes out (I can't upgrade for another year so I am not in any rush right now), but had a question about all the apps that I have paid for that are on my current phone.
I know when I update the OS (and I can't wait to get iOS5) nothing happens to my apps, but when I get a brand new phone will I have to pay for the apps again?
- 06-10-2011, 10:03 AM #2
Nope. In fact, I had the first gen iphone then went to blackberry for 2 years before going to the iphone 4 - when I synced that new iphone 4 I got all the old apps from my first iphone loaded onto it. Frankly, I had forgotten that I had them.
- 06-10-2011, 11:23 AM #4
- 06-10-2011, 11:25 AM #5
- 06-10-2011, 01:05 PM #6
The key is to keep/use the same iTunes account... you buy apps via your iTunes account, so as long as that never changes, the apps will be there/available.Curmudgeon and Former Member/Participant
iPhone 5S / iPad Mini Retina / 15" MacBook Pro Retina
- 06-10-2011, 01:21 PM #7iMore Intermediate
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But, correct me if I'm wrong, when you reinstall the apps in the new phone your data will not transfer with many of them? I recently purchased an iPad and all the apps from my iPhone transferred over, but many apps which stored data on the iPhone such as SplashID (not desktop synched) and list/reminder type apps, BugMe- many, many apps didn't bring their data with them. Which makes sense, really.
- 06-10-2011, 02:25 PM #8iMore Intermediate
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Check some apps though, and make sure they don't need to be saved via email/password, etc. if you want to save your progress, etc. Some maintain data through gamecenter, but many tie only store info on your current phone, but offer back up through email/password combo, FB sync, etc.
- 06-11-2011, 12:44 PM #9
- 06-11-2011, 02:26 PM #10