1. bmuncy's Avatar
    I think I may know the answer to this question, but I figured I would ask just to make sure. If this is a "DUH!" question, I apologize in advance. I currently have an iPhone 4 and I am thinking about not restoring my iPhone 4S to my current iPhones state. I have all my contacts and other information through Google so none of that is a big deal. But when it comes to all of my apps if I go to the store to download them, will it charge me again? Or as long as I use my current apple id will it matter?

    Thanks
    10-10-2011 03:15 PM
  2. tham's Avatar
    If you are logged into the apple ID you used to purchase the apps previously, the apps will download to your phone for free.

    That said, its much easier to sync apps through iTunes than re-download every app individually (depending on how many apps you want back).
    10-10-2011 03:21 PM
  3. CalifJewls's Avatar
    But when it comes to all of my apps if I go to the store to download them, will it charge me again? Or as long as I use my current apple id will it matter?

    Thanks
    As long as you back up/sync your CURRENT iPhone to iTunes prior to a reset/restore the device..iTunes has all your apps backed up.

    Open up your iTunes account, on the side bar you will see "Apps" listed under "Library"..that is where your Apps are all neatly stored/saved. See photo below..
    10-10-2011 03:22 PM
  4. bmuncy's Avatar
    If you are logged into the apple ID you used to purchase the apps previously, the apps will download to your phone for free.

    That said, its much easier to sync apps through iTunes than re-download every app individually (depending on how many apps you want back).
    That is true, that is why I don't want to resync because I know there is apps that I don't use so this way I download the ones that I need. But that would make things easier.
    10-10-2011 03:32 PM
  5. CalifJewls's Avatar
    That is true, that is why I don't want to resync because I know there is apps that I don't use so this way I download the ones that I need. But that would make things easier.
    If there are Apps that you no longer use, then simply delete/move to trash in iTunes before syncing your Apps. I go through my Apps periodically and completely delete the ones I no longer want or use or need.

    In iTunes right-click the App and choose "delete"..
    Last edited by CalifJewls; 10-10-2011 at 04:07 PM.
    10-10-2011 04:05 PM
  6. zackawee27's Avatar
    I think I may know the answer to this question, but I figured I would ask just to make sure. If this is a "DUH!" question, I apologize in advance. I currently have an iPhone 4 and I am thinking about not restoring my iPhone 4S to my current iPhones state. I have all my contacts and other information through Google so none of that is a big deal. But when it comes to all of my apps if I go to the store to download them, will it charge me again? Or as long as I use my current apple id will it matter?

    Thanks
    You're Apple ID will allow you to download all you're current Apps, if that fails due to anything, you can always go on iTunes and do it the old fashion way,
    10-10-2011 04:07 PM
  7. ghostface147's Avatar
    Just remember that if you start from scratch, any saved games info will not transfer. You'd start from scratch there too.
    10-10-2011 04:26 PM
  8. Bias X's Avatar
    When logged into the app store on your iPhone it shows all the apps you have bought. The current ones on your phone and the ones not installed.
    I imagine getting a new phone and logging into the app store would show that you have non of them installed.
    Its free of charge to redownload them.
    10-10-2011 05:06 PM
  9. davjaxn's Avatar
    The key here is to sync your current iPhone to your computer before syncing your new iPhone. Anything purchased on your iPhone will transfer to iTunes on the computer. I think it is a smart idea for anyone who already has an iPhone and is getting a new one to do this- and then sync with a cable. We are talking about gigabytes of data here!

    As for the songs: yes, you can re-downlaod any you missed. You can do this from your iPhone or in iTunes. Look under the "purchased" tab in the iTunes store App on your iphone or in iTunes look at your source list on the far left side and the heading "STORE" there is a sub-heading that reads "Purchased". It will have your entire purchase history (Including apps and books all with the same ID) and you will be able to re-download any and all.
    10-10-2011 05:34 PM
  10. cr12#IM's Avatar
    hopefully this will be a thing of the past with ios 5. !!
    10-10-2011 06:05 PM
  11. zackawee27's Avatar
    It is with Apple ID, no more syncing to iTunes! Well not as much.
    10-10-2011 06:07 PM
  12. CarrieMK's Avatar
    I may know the answer already, but if my son has music on his iPod he will be able to download them to his IP4S without having to purchase them again, right? Thank you.
    10-10-2011 06:39 PM
  13. zackawee27's Avatar
    I may know the answer already, but if my son has music on his iPod he will be able to download them to his IP4S without having to purchase them again, right? Thank you.
    Yes, the music(already bought), the apps(already bought), the iTunes everything is free. You can download or get an updated version of iTunes from here: Apple - iTunes - Everything you need to be entertained.
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    10-10-2011 06:43 PM
  14. CarrieMK's Avatar
    Thank you for answering, Zack, and thank you for the link
    10-10-2011 07:14 PM
  15. cchs227's Avatar
    Apple makes it convenient for users by keeping track of the previous purchases, no cost at all for you!
    10-10-2011 07:15 PM
  16. zackawee27's Avatar
    Thank you for answering, Zack, and thank you for the link
    No problem. Always here and glad to help!
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    10-10-2011 07:15 PM
  17. CarrieMK's Avatar
    Everyone has been so nice and helpful. I really appreciate it I'm sure you all have seen the same questions a million times. I have been reading all I can but of course I had to work today so I am a bit behind.
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    10-10-2011 07:22 PM
  18. zackawee27's Avatar
    Everyone has been so nice and helpful. I really appreciate it I'm sure you all have seen the same questions a million times. I have been reading all I can but of course I had to work today so I am a bit behind.
    Yeah, I know you're problem I have to work and I look back and there's like 50 new threads. Haha, I think I keep up pretty good though, don't you?
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    10-10-2011 08:07 PM
  19. CarrieMK's Avatar
    Yeah, I know you're problem I have to work and I look back and there's like 50 new threads. Haha, I think I keep up pretty good though, don't you?
    I know! I can't believe how many posts there are since lunch time I am trying to learn as much as I can because this will be our first iPhone. Actually it will be for my son and I want to be educated about it. I am much more familiar with Android but am finding the iPhone very intriguing. I may end up with one myself when my upgrade comes up this Spring.
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    10-10-2011 08:19 PM
  20. zackawee27's Avatar
    I know! I can't believe how many posts there are since lunch time I am trying to learn as much as I can because this will be our first iPhone. Actually it will be for my son and I want to be educated about it. I am much more familiar with Android but am finding the iPhone very intriguing. I may end up with one myself when my upgrade comes up this Spring.
    You should! You deserve it. But, if you're upgrade is in the Spring you may want to hold out until Fall for the iPhone 5 on Sprint
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    10-10-2011 08:20 PM
  21. CarrieMK's Avatar
    You should! You deserve it. But, if you're upgrade is in the Spring you may want to hold out until Fall for the iPhone 5 on Sprint
    Lol, thank you, I think I deserve it too I'm not sure how it works with the iPhone, but I am hoping when the 5 comes out that the iP4S will be a little less expensive. With the Androids I've gotten in the past, I have either gotten them for free or less than $50.00 with upgrade. It is almost like a new car... the value goes down pretty fast after the new wears off and there is always a newer better one on the horizon. Like the Best Buy commercial

    I really want my son to have his, even if I have to wait a while. I know people probably think I am sappy but he is such a great son and although times have been a little tough lately he doesn't complain. I am so proud of him! I am hitting up Grandma and Grandpa and other family members to help me get him one. Or, who knows.. I may win the one being given away here!
    10-10-2011 09:21 PM
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