The iOS App Store is a digital application distribution platform for iOS devices, developed and maintained by Apple.

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Are there any gotchas with using two Apple IDs for one user in the App Store?

To date I have had an Apple ID tied to my personal email address. It uses my personal paypal account for the purchases, and currently it has a credit balance thanks to some Christmas iTunes gift ...
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How do I get a refund on an iOS app I just bought?

I just bought an iPhone app knowing that it may or may not provide the feature which was the entire reason for me buying it. I figured I could always get a refund if it doesn't do what I want. It ...
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Ratings and Reviews not showing up for newly released app. Is there a standard delay or is something wrong?

I have an app that's been out for a couple of weeks. Its not exactly selling like hot cakes yet, but I'm pretty sure I've gotten a rating or a review by now. But nothing shows when viewing either in ...
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How to change the language of iTunes and the App Store?

I live in Italy and have an italian billing address; because of this Apple assumes that I want the app store in italian which is not the case. The whole UI is in italian, the app descriptions and ...
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2 Apple IDs on one device?

This is probably a stupid question but can you have multiple Apple ID's on the same iOS device? My Girlfriend and I have both got an iPad and an iPod Classic and may well be getting iPhones at some ...
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How can I find out which apps I have already downloaded on my iPhone?

When you attempt to download an app that costs money, you will not be charged if you already bought the app. After you press buy and enter your iTunes password, it will say "You have already purchased ...
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How can I cancel an app installation on the iPhone?

I started downloading an app then realized that it's really big (over 600 MB) and that I don't want it anymore. Is there any way to cancel the installation?
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Can I download a free app from the App Store without a credit card?

I just recently got an iPod Touch and wanted to download some free apps. The App Store wanted me to get an Apple ID, no problem. But now it's telling me to input a credit card. I don't have one, and ...
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Why are past purchases no longer showing after I change country of my Apple ID?

Recently I’ve changed the country in my Apple ID account. While everything else's fine there's an issue with my purchases. All Apps that were purchased before the change don't appear in Purchased ...
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What's the App Store refund policy?

The Apple FAQ has this same question, but doesn't really have an answer. To quote: What is the Mac App Store refund policy? If you experience a technical issue with an app, first contact the ...
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If I buy an iPhone app will I have to re-purchase the app if I get a new iPhone?

I upgraded from the 3G to the iPhone 4 and forgot to backup and transfer my apps. If I attempt to purchase apps that I have previously purchased, will the Apple store charge me? Or will it recognize ...
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Why am I asked for a credit card number to download a free app?

I want to download free app in my iPod touch device and i have the following doubts. Kindly resolve me doubts. when i try to download it asks my credit card security number. since i am trying to ...
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latest compatible version of an app

Where on the app store can I find this "latest compatible Version thing? I have tried to download the remote app for ios6 but there is no button or anything. So I downloaded the iOS7 App but that one ...
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Is it possible to delete a customer review that contains wrong information?

We have an iPad app in the app store. Someone wrote a review that contains some false information about the app. What can I do about this? Can I flag the comment so that Apple takes a look at it?
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How can I find which account I used for downloading my iOS apps?

I use three different accounts for downloading from the App Store, each in a different country. When there is an update, I have to connect to the correct App Store to download the update, but ...
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iOS apps “could not be purchased at this time”

Every time I open the App Store on my iPad, after about 30 seconds, a message appears saying that a number of apps "could not be purchased at this time." This problem seems to originate by attempting ...
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How to remove apps from the “Purchased” list in the Mac OSX App Store?

I've installed a bunch of apps from the App Store, some free, some paid. Many of them are garbage, were uninstalled, and I don't intend to ever install them again. How can I remove (or hide) them ...
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How does Apple AppStore rank search results?

guys :) I have an iOS application - an alarm clock. I released it a little over a month ago. Initially it was paid, but when I saw there were virtually no purchases (from 0 to 4 a day), I changed it ...
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Download free app updates without prompting to enter Apple ID password on iOS 6

I read somewhere in iOS 6 you don't need to enter your Apple ID password for downloading free apps and updates to already installed apps. However I see that I am still being prompted for my Apple ID ...
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How can I buy apps in the App Store without a credit card?

While I'm waiting for my credit card to arrive, I still want to be able to buy some apps for my iPad! Are there alternative ways to pay for apps, without resorting to someone else's credit card?
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iPhone Apps in Waiting mode for the last 4 days

I tried to download the "Dictionary Free" app from the App Store four days ago, but it's been stuck in "Waiting" ever since. I've tried everything: rebooting the phone, restoring from an iTunes ...
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Re-downloading apps purchased in a different country?

I lived in Canada for several years, but now I live in Norway (again). In Canada, I have purchased many apps on both the iOS and Mac OS X app stores. Some of these apps I have uninstalled over the ...
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Is there a way to filter or sort my iOS Apps by Account which was used to purchase them?

Related to this question: I have used several accounts to purchase/get for free a lot of iOS Apps. I'd like to sort them by account that was used to purchase them, since clicking through all those ...
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Are there disadvantages to using different Apple IDs for iCloud and Store purchases?

Apple provides instructions for configuring one Apple ID for iCloud and a different Apple ID for Store purchases. But this is clearly not the "recommended" approach. Is there a reason to avoid doing ...
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Can I download apps from the US app store if I'm using a different store?

Can I download apps from the US apps Store even if I'm currently using the italian store ? For example, I would like to download Spotify, which is not available in the Italian store: Should I change ...
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How can I change the currency on the App Store?

I bought my iPhone 4 in France, but since then moved to the US. I have changed my address, my phone number etc. associated with my Apple ID, but the prices of the apps in the App Store still appear ...
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App Store asking for credentials?

After trying to install an application on my iPhone 4, I just saw this popup for the first time: Security Info Required To help ensure the security of your Apple ID, you must confirm your ...
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How can I publish apps under my own name if I'm under 18? [duplicate]

In order to sign up for a developer account, I'll need my parents credit card. However, after going through the signup process, my Dad's name shows up because he is the credit card holder. How can I ...
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Force Mac App Store to Install to Applications Folder

I recently purchased a copy of my own Mac App Store app (using promo code) so that I could experience it the way my customers do. I've discovered that downloading the app from the App Store will not ...
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How to verify iOS app integrity?

If I write an app for iOS and it's accepted by the AppStore, how do I know if the app is actually the app I compiled and has not being substituted/altered by, say, a "Man in the middle" style ...
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Attempting to update app asks for a different iTunes account password

I am trying to update WhatsApp. It is asking me for an iTunes password of a different email address and I can't change it. I rebooted my phone, signed in and out of iTunes and it is not changing it. ...
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Can I still update my free apps if I change my iTunes Account Country?

If I change my iTunes Acccount country, I realize that I'll lose the ability to update apps for which I've paid. But what about apps that were freely purchased like : Facebook, Twitter, ... Will they ...
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Restoring past purchases from different country

I recently moved countries, and have purchases associated on my iTunes account. Once I moved countries, I changed the country on my Apple ID to my new country. However, after using a store card on ...
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“unable to download application” when installing directly on iPhone

While trying to download an app over a wifi connection, app store told me that it was "unable to download application, please connect to pc to download application". After doing some research i found ...
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App Store is the wrong language

I changed my iTunes account location to German (with an Austrian credit card) in order to download a certain app that wasn't available in Danish (my primary language). I was now able to get the app ...
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App stuck while downloading at stage of 2%

I have downloaded two apps using iphone Appstore in the morning and they were downloaded successfully. My apps stuck when I was trying to download 1 of the app called Ninjump. Its still showing in ...
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How can I (or can I even) transfer iTunes/App store credit from one Apple ID to another?

How can I transfer my $0.49 on my apple ID to my family members $0.54 on her apple ID?