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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to know which iOS apps are restricted to a country?

I'm actually using an US iTunes account, but I'm interested in switching my country to another (as people suggest here) to my original country to be able to use my credit card (with address in my ...
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“Advanced” App Store search

I would like to search the iPhone app store in such a way that I only see results that don't offer an in-app purchase. I know that Apple offers a data feed of all the App Store's data, so in principle ...
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iPhone apps think they are under old iTunes username after it has changed

Ever since apple has decided to make iTunes account access your email address instead of a username I have noticed the apps that were bought under the old username do not recognize this and there ...
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How can I change the iOS App Store Country on my iPhone 5? [duplicate]

When I try to download any app on my iPhone 5, I receive the following message: Account not in this store. Your account is not valid for use in the Swiss store. You must switch to the the US ...
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Is there a way to see all iPhone App Store purchases?

I'm wondering whether there is a way to see all iPhone App Store purchases in a similar fashion that is available on Mac App Store in Purchased section.
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Can I test iPhone apps downloaded from iTunes in the iPhone Simulator?

Is it possible to test iPhone applications which you downloaded from iTunes Store in the iOS Simulator?
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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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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 do I disable update warnings on my iPhone?

I got a bought app (i.e. not a free one - be it given to me, bought by me or gifted, I don't know). It works great. Then some update for it comes along with many other updates for other apps. I press ...
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How do I get a refund of an iTunes gift card with illegible numbers for redeeming the value?

When scratching the back of an iTunes gift card to get the numbers to redeem it, the numbers scratched off and now I can't redeem the value of it. How can I get a refund or a new gift card with the ...
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How to stop “Verification Required” when installing free apps?

When I tried to install a free app, AppStore says: Verification Required Before you can make purchases, you must tap Continue to sign in, then verify your payment info. I never had this ...
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Application update, what will be the release date in appstore

I recently have released a game for the iOS iPhone devices for which I saw was at the top of the "Release Date" list under the relevant category. Unfortunately, I had to remove the game from the App ...
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How to publish magazines (in PDF format) to Apple Newsstand?

We're interested in publishing our magazines to Apple's Newsstand and we're wondering how we would go about doing this? I've read you need a developer kit (which we don't have), is there a way to ...
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Is password to make purchase from App store on iPad and iPhone encrypted?

Is it safe to purchase apps when connected to an unsecured Wifi network (like Starbucks)? Can your password be seen?
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I need to delete apps that I have previously purchased and deleted from my account history

I need to remove some apps from my account history forever because I don't want them anymore, and because iCloud keeps a new history format I need to know the process which is doing this.
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Most purchased iOS apps with number of purchases?

Where can I find a list of most purchased iPhone / iPad apps WITH the number of buyers?
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Verification required when attempting to purchase free app

When I'm trying to install a free app on my iPod, it'll say: Verification Required Before you can make purchases, you must tap continue to verify your payment info. Why do I see then when ...
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Apple App Store Currency

I am buying the new iPad in US. I am going to be sending this to India for my mom. Now, what do I have to do to ensure that if and she purchases Apps from the App Store, the currency is in the local ...
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Downloaded app on iPad, now I cannot download it on iPhone

I downloaded cinemagram on my iPad2 running latest iOS5.1 - now I want to install it on my iPhone 4S running latest iOS5.1, the install is greyed out I even deleted it on my iPad - that did not help. ...
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App sharing in iOS 5

I have shared my App Store account with my family member not to purchase the same app twice. It has been simple so far. Just enter the same Apple ID in two devices. Now we have iOS 5 and iCloud. Is ...
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Is there a way to differentiate between paid and free apps in iTunes purchase history?

I want to know what apps I've paid money for, as opposed to free apps that were downloaded. I need to know this because I gave my little brother my old 3GS to use as an iPod which remains attached ...
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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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How can I get Angry Birds on my Mac?

I tried using iTunes, but it only seems to have downloads for iPhone and iPad only. How can I get a version I can play on my iMac?
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How should I proceed when I get the “Unable to Purchase” alert from the iOS App Store?

Recently, whenever I want to buy something from the iOS App Store or update my existing apps, I get the usual password dialog, but after a second that disappears and I see the following alert: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Angry Birds scores did not transfer from iPhone to iPad

I uploaded all my Angry Bird games, Star Wars, Bad Piggies, etc., from my iPhone to my iPad. The games uploaded fine but all my hard earned scores are gone. Do I need to replay levels to get to where ...
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Is there a way to know when a new iOS app is released by a specific company?

I'd love to know when Kairosoft gets a new game released on iOS. Is there an app or site that monitors the daily release list against a user supplied criteria?
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Transferring app account ownership

Is it possible to transfer an app from one app store account to another? I want to be able to update some apps that my father bought on his account that are currently on my iPhone, but I'm pretty sure ...
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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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Purchasing hundreds of consumer App Store apps for employees

The question is very simple as the topic suggests. (How) Can a company buy multiple "licenses" of publicly available apps on the App Store (for example paid Angry Birds app) and distribute those to ...