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

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Invisible App Store updates

Nearly every time I see updates available on my iPhone (4, iOS 5.1) whilst browsing the app store, the list of updates is empty even when the badge says there are some. Selecting update all will ...
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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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How can I know whether an app supports the iPad Retina display?

In the app store is there any easy, ideally universal way to tell whether an app supports Retina graphics? A great deal of apps have a What's New entry that says "Added Retina Support" or "Support for ...
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How can I re-download all the apps I bought on another store account?

I have moved to another country, which comes along with the joy of moving apple store accounts. This would be easier, however, if there were a trivial automated way to re-download all of my free apps ...
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How can I download free apps without registering an Apple ID?

"This Apple ID has not been yet been used before in the iTunes Store. Tap review to sign in, then review your account information." I keep getting this message when I try to install free apps ...
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Can't install any app, App Store asks for credit card

I haven't been installing anything on my iPad Mini for the past few weeks. But previously, I just had to tap on "Install", enter my Apple ID password and go. Now, for every new application, even ...
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How can I make in-app purchases with a different Apple ID than the app was purchased with?

I have three children with three iPods and recently gave them all their own Apple ID accounts so that their iTunes money would be separate. However, now they cannot buy apps to add on to their games ...
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Changing the type of an App to Universal App later in App Store?

Can I change the type of an submitted App in the App Store later? Initially I want to submit an iPhone only App, but later there might be an Universal App as well to support the iPad. Can this be ...
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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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Is there a way to have the Mac App Store check for updates automatically?

So a bit of an annoyance with the Mac App Store: if it isn't running, it doesn't seem to check for updates. 2 apps I use quite a bit, Evernote and Twitter have both had recent updates and it's taken ...
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iphone app now is Pending Contract will it be removed from the itunes store? [closed]

I've developed an iPhone app for the company I work for. At the moment there is no need to update or bring out any new apps. So I thought I could let my apple developer license expire and extend the ...
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Apps not installing/updating instantly on iOS 5.1

I noticed a strange thing since updating iOS to 5.1. Pretty much none of the apps I buy or update get installed instantly. They are often left hanging in "Waiting..." mode for several hours until ...
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Do I have to enter my real and true information when making Apple ID account?

Do I have to enter my real and true information when making Apple ID account? My country is not offered, it is not on the list of countries when I have making an Apple ID account. So, I can not enter ...
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How does FeaturePoints.com distribute its iOS app to the public without the App Store

On featurepoints.com, a free iOS app is offered for direct download. The download link uses an itms-service URL. ...
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Being asked to log in to a different account to update Mac App Store apps

I have an update for iPhoto available in the App Store but whenever I click the update button the following appears: The account belongs to my wife, and as far as I know it's never been used on my ...
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Unable to change payment information to NONE in iOS Appstore

Ever since adding an iTunes gift card to my account, I'm getting verification requests like crazy. I can't even download free apps. It takes me to my payment info and when I try to select none, I ...
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Which US Apple stores accept iTunes Gift Cards?

From time to time, retailers will discount iTunes Store Gift Cards and I'm tempted to stock up since discounts are enticing ways to shop. It appears that Apple has three sorts of gift cards available ...
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Can Apps be side-loaded rather than uploaded to the iOS app store?

If I create a simple App, would it be possible for me to install it in any other devices without having to upload it to the Apple Store and wait for the reviewing process?
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Would Apple still take its 30% cut if I collect donations for charities in an app I develop?

I know that selling things without going through App Store In-App Purchases etc. is not allowed widely. Even apps like Dropbox historically had problems with it and even they use in-app purchases for ...
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What happens if I buy a paid game while it's free?

There's this game on the App Store called Flying Hamster HD, before it used to cost like $6 or something now it's free. My question is what happens if I do get it while it's free? When the price comes ...
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Free iOS app in Pending Contract

I recently renewed my iOS developer membership and noticed that my free app, which has been available in the store for a year, is now in Pending Contract status. There is no information whatsoever of ...
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Can Apple delete an app installed via iTunes or the App Store without your permission?

I had always thought the answer to this was no. I have an app that was pulled from the iOS App Store (VLC) still on my non-jailbroken phone and thought this was proof that Apple can't remote wipe an ...
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How does Apple AppStore rank search results?

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 to be ...
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How do I download an app to an iPad that asks for another user's password?

Probably going to sound wordy to explain but I've got an issue where my Apple ID is signed into my iPad but when I try to download an app it requests my ex girlfriends password for her Apple ID. When ...
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Can I move app purchases from one Apple ID to another?

Can I move apps purchased with one Apple ID to another Apple ID? I am looking at purchasing a used iOS device and I want to be able to keep all the apps that are on the device (with permission of the ...
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If I buy an app in the App Store, will it work on future major releases or will I need to repurchase it?

I usually buy Apps in the Mac App Store and iOS App Store but I've always had the doubt, when I buy it, will the app be available in the future for the next releases or not? I never brought an App ...
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I uninstalled an app. How do I get it back? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I find out which apps I have already downloaded on my iPhone? The knowledge base mentions that you get to reinstall the app for free... once you find it again on ...
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Get notified on new App Reviews?

Does anyone know of a solution (app or site) that will automatically notify me anytime I get a review on one of my iOS apps?
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What's the App Store policy on displaying a fake access popup request?

For humor, I was considering including a popup message much like this one in an App: But something like '"App" would like to access your hopes and dreams'. Would this spoof on a common Apple API ...
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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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If an app runs on the iPhone 4, will it run on the 4th generation iPod touch?

I've been developing an iOS application, and I've confirmed that it works fine on the iPhone 4. I have never tested it in a 4th generation iPod touch. Recently I distributed the app to several ...
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How do you use an existing AppleID on iOS App Store without providing a credit card number?

I already have an Apple ID, made at Apple.com. Now, when I want to access the App Store from my iPad, I am told that I have to review my information. On the credit card page, I am not presented with a ...
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How big is this app update?

Is it possible to see the size of the download from the App store when updating an iOS device? As some users have a limited amount of online data they can use in contracts, It would be useful to know ...
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Is users' discussion/chat on Jailbreaking allowed in an Apple-approved app? [closed]

We have a 'web service' iPhone app where users can generate new content (which is publicly viewable) by uploading texts. So, wanted to confirm: is it okay if they discuss/chat on benefits or on how ...
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What is the iOS developer payment schedule?

I'm planning to release an iPhone app next week. I have read that Apple pays out 45 days after the end of month (if threshold is reached). My developer account is linked to an address in India if that ...
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Apps that have just gone free or are going to?

Is there any way to know ahead of time which paid apps are going free, or does Apples RSS feed actually contain data for apps that have just gone free "today" ?
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How can I automate keeping historical versions of iOS apps on the Mac?

I find that iTunes management of backing up Apps isn't ideal for a number of reasons. It will happily keep a copy of the most recent App in it's own area within the iTunes library, but it's archival ...
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Is there a way to make the iPad stay in the App Store when you buy an app?

This has infuriated me since I got my iPad. If I am buying multiple Apps the iPad takes me to my Desktop after I buy each app, meaning I have to go back to the app store. Is there a way to tell it to ...
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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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Do I need to know someone's Apple ID email address to gift them an app?

I'd like to send an app from the App Store to somebody as a gift. I have their email address, but I'm not sure if it's the email address associated with their Apple ID. Do I need to enter their ...
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Is Mac OS X required to submit an app to the iOS App Store?

We are about to develop an application using Phonegap, a cross platform mobile development tool, but they offer a service where they will build your applications and send you the compiled source code. ...
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Transferring purchases to different store

I made some purchases on the Egyptian store, now i'm on the US store and the items that i purchased is no longer available unless i switched back to the Egyptian store. Is there a way that I can use ...
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iOS App Preview videos - are all 3 iPhone resolutions required

I've just completed an App Preview video for my forthcoming universal iOS app. I did it by capturing an iPhone 6 using QuickTime then editing in iMovie. If I only submit my iPhone 6 App Preview ...
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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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“Unable to Download”/“Unable to Install” on iOS app update

Whenever I try to update one of my apps, it downloads 79%, stops for a moment, then the progress bar resets and one of two dialog boxes appears: Unable to Download Item "App Name" cannot be ...
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What's a good PDF score reading app for iPad?

As a chorus and opera singer, I frequently download public-domain scores in PDF form and read them with my iPad. There is a built-in PDF reader on the iPad, and it is serviceable for music ...
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Why do iPhone App Store ratings and reviews seem to get processed so slowly? [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out what's going on with Apple's ratings/reviews system on the App Store. I've had issues with my own app (ratings/reviews not showing) now I see a major app with similar ...
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How to bypass country restrictions on App Store?

I want to download an iPhone app which is not accessible from my country (India). How can I bypass the country restrictions?
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What's the meaning/use of ?mt=8 and ?mt=12 in iTunes Preview and Mac App Store Preview URLs?

Examples http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wuala/id417749289?mt=8&ls=1   http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/wuala/id417749289?mt=8   ...
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Apple’s enterprise distribution and management for iOS apps

Is there an easy way to distribute same iOS (iPad, iPhone) app to multiple enterprise clients? We develop custom “Enterprise apps” that can be utilized by various clients. These apps get linked ...