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 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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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 do I install an older version of an app on an iPhone?

I want to install the Trello App on my iPhone. On the phone I have iOS 7. When I try to install the App, it tells me it needs at least version 8 of iOS. I do not want to upgrade my iOS version, ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there a legal way to get a US App Store account from outside the US?

I noticed that many useful applications are unavailable in Russian App Store, as US Store seems to be the primary target for developers. I wonder if there is any legal way to obtain a US Store account ...
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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 tell which Apple ID has signed/purchased specific apps on iOS?

I have an iPhone I'm trying to restore and the restore keeps failing. Specifically, I'm asked to enter the password for family members. I must decline that for secret reasons. Also, family sharing ...
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“Show In-App Purchases” Not Showing In App Store

I have an app on the App Store that has In-App Purchases, but on the store there isn't a button that says "In-App Purchases" where a user can see what the IAP are. Where on mine ...
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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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What solutions exist when apps don't download or update on iOS 6?

I've been having a problem with installing and updating apps after upgrading to iOS 6 on my iPad (3rd gen). When I click the Install or Update button the button, it turns inactive with "Installing" ...
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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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Is it possible to increase price of an App?

Is there any way to increase the price of an app being sold on the App Store? (Where one could increase the price as necessary). Where I could read more about App selling strategies?
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The iTunes Connect review process for submitted apps is not simple and linear

I have two apps in queue for review by Apple. I had uploaded two app recently. App 1 >> New App uploaded on 5-Jun-14 App 2 >> Update for app uploaded on 4-Jun-14 (one day before of App ...
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free Apple apps for iPhone 4S?

Apple said that they make iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote free with iOS 7. I looked in the app store with my device (iPhone 4S) but the apps are not free. So it seems that is only valid ...
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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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Why is the Amazon iOS App allowed by Apple?

Today a customer asked me how it comes that there is an iOS app for purchasing from Amazon while this seems to violate Apple's App Store review purchasing guidelines (Apple Developer login needed). I ...
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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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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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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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How to react on Appstore rejection of screenshots?

Today my app's metadata was rejected by Apple. Reason - "8.1 - Apps must comply with all terms and conditions explained in the Guidelines for Using Apple Trademarks and Copyrights and the Apple ...
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Is there a way to use TouchID for iTunes and App store only?

I previously asked this question for iOS 7. I am on iOS 8 now and in the Settings for Touch ID, there is a specific toggle for Use Touch ID for iTunes & App Store. I turn it on - it tells me ...
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Install Facebook Messenger on iPhone 3Gs running iOS 6.1.6

I reset my iPhone 3Gs but am unable to install Facebook Messenger back on my iPhone as it requires iOS 7. How can I install Facebook Messenger on my iPhone 3Gs running iOS 6.1.6?
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How would my friend install my iOS application without App Store?

I am developing my first serious application for iOS and I am doing it for my friend (not for public use). So it will be a gift. Now question: How would my friend be able to instal this application? ...
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Missing App After Downloading

I've downloaded Tumblr on to my iPad 2 and the button in the App Store now shows OPEN. But when I tap the 'OPEN' button, nothing appears (it's just the same!) I checked it again after resetting ...
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Where can I find iOS Enterprise Developer Program terms of use (license)?

Is it possible to see the full license (terms of use) of iOS Enterprise Developer Program before going through the whole process of enrollment to the program? I know that you can see the license ...
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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't download apps from App Store as get button doesn't start download

For a couple days now whenever I try to download an app from the App Store on my iPhone 5s with iOS 8.3 it brings up the 'use existing Apple ID' or 'create new one' window. When I select the existing ...
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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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How do I re-download songs I purchased on the iPad, after formatting the iPad?

I formatted the iPad and lost my songs. Is it possible to re-download songs I bought via iPad?
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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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App Store not allowing app downloads

The iOS App Store is a great place, normally, but recently I discovered that I'm not able to download apps due to some error. The error is that whenever I want to download an app, I click GET, then it ...
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Does app review rejection list all issues?

Our app was rejected recently with reason Google+ signin, which we understood is not according to Apple policy and need to fix. While discussing about this issue we came across an interesting ...
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What is the chance for Apple to terminate my developer account?

I've published a B2B iOS app in Appstore. When I submitted an updated version of the app, Apple rejected it as my app uses a background mode which is not actually required. But I justified the reason ...
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Does Apple have a policy restricting generic UUID with iBeacon apps in the app store?

I heard that developers must specify clearly the list of iBeacon UUID their app is working with, and that each change in this list would require an update. The reason would be to prevent companies to ...