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

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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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iOS App Store download data

Does anyone know if there is public data App downloads from the iOS App Store? Not so much how many downloads has a particular app had, but data like: how many apps have zero downoads. how many ...
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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 I avoid adding “security” questions?

So I just learned of these security questions, I canceled out of the prompt yesterday and I managed to download some apps. Do I absolutely have to add these? If I don't add them is it just going to ...
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How do I get iTunes to take my security update info?

Recently, when attempting to make a purchase (or free download) on the App Store iTunes was requesting I update my security info. This is not the 3 digit code on my credit card, but the 3 security ...
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How to tune the iTunes and App Store to remember the password for a very long time?

By default iTunes and App Store are remembering your password only for 15 minutes and this is really annoying for someone that keeps the access to his computer safe anyway. I am almost sure that ...
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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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App store account sign in

When I open the App Store on my iPhone, it opens my Australian account by default. How can I change the settings so it opens my US account (which I do own legally).
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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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Has anyone tricked the Apple Configurator to work with non VPP redemption codes? [closed]

I wonder if anyone has had success or failure in attempting to use the Apple Configurator with normal gifted app redemption codes. The FAQ clearly states that you must be in the Volume Purchase ...
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Deleted apps in iTunes. Can I transfer them from iPhone?

I've deleted apps from my iTunes. Can I transfer them somehow from my iPhone? Or I should re-download them one by one? When I try to sync my iPhone, iTunes want's to delete apps…
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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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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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Appstore, turn off password for free apps download?

is there a way to turn off the password requirement when downloading free content from the appstore? I just find it slightly annoying when other app marketplaces don't have that compulsory ...
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iPhone App Store Stuck

My App Store on iPhone (iPhone 4S with iOS 5.1) is stuck, I already contacted the support from apple. But maybe there is someone here with a similar experience. Whenever I open the App Store, it ...
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Are pictures taken by camera apps worse than the default iPhone camera app?

There are hundreds of camera apps on the App Store. I always feel that using the default camera app provides the best results, however some camera apps contain features that I like (burst mode, etc.). ...
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iTunesConnect iOS app on iPad?

The iTunes connect site has a link for the native app, when you browse from an iOS app. On iPhone the download link works fine, however on iPad it opens the iTunes app (rather than the app store) and ...
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See Installation Status of All App Updates

I have so many apps on my iPhone, when I install a batch of updates it takes a while for them to complete. Given how many different screens my iPhone has, it's difficult to determine when all of the ...
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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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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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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 there a way to see a list of all the apps available on the app store?

I know that there are several ways to browse the App Store. You can see the featured apps, which I assume are featured by Apple staff. There's genius, which is based on your prir purchases. Then there ...
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How do apps like AppShopper and AppZapp monitor changes to the app store? [closed]

This may be a question for the developers of those apps, but I figure there may be a public API or something which I wasn't aware of, making this question on-topic. iOS apps and websites such as ...
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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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Extremely slow 'processing file' times for Apps in iTunes 10.6

Since installed iTunes 10.6 on my MacBook whenever I update an app, the download is speedy but it is taking between 4 and 8 minutes in the indeterminate 'processing file' state. I've never seen this ...
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iTunes reports “There is no updates available” for applications but there are updates available

Recently I moved from Russia to New Zealand. And now I'm experiencing an issue - all the applications I purchased in Russia cannot update here in NZ. I see there is a number in front of Apps in iTunes ...
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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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What's the name of the iOS / OS X calculator app that has 'variables' functionality?

I'm looking for an app on the App Store but I forgot its name. It is a calculator app that looks like it has been written on a noteblock. You can store the solutions of calculations as ...
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What happens to your promo codes when you update your app [closed]

You can give away 50 promotional codes per version of your app on the app store. If I give 5 promo codes and then I update my app on the app store. Does my 5 promo codes from the previous version ...
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Buy app after downloaded with promo code

I have an iOS app, and I gave all my beta testers promo codes to get free copies. Since they didn't pay for the app they are not allowed to write reviews in the App Store. One of my testers wants to ...
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How does MobiForms bypass the app store?

There's a neat iOS app called MobiForms (www.mobiforms.com). It's available for the iPod/iPhone yet somehow they are bypassing the Apple app store and selling it to you directly. How are they doing ...
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iPad app to gesture control PC

I am looking for an iPad app that allows me to map gestures to keyboard buttons and then pass these along to my PC. The idea being that I want to control Windows Media Center with gestures. So a swipe ...
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Can I recapture space on Macbook Air by deleting iOS apps?

Starting to run out of space on the Macbook Air. Since I can download any purchased app to my iPhone anytime I want, i don't need them or want them on my Macbook Air. I already have them not syncing ...
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Issue syncing iPhone 4 with iTunes

My wife owns an iPhone 3, and I recently bought an iPhone 4. Now I want to use the same iTunes (on my MacBook Pro) and same Apple ID as her, because I want to use the apps & music currently ...
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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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What do I do when I get “Cannot Connect to iTunes store” when downloading an app?

I'm using an iPad 2, iOS 5 and trying to download apps/updates. Occasionally I get the "Cannot connect to iTunes Store" message and my downloads cancel. The iTunes store loads, all my Apple ID ...
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What is the current Apple policy on purchases outside the App Store?

We are developing an app for a customer that will sell content. There will also be an Android and web app and they don't really want to pay Apple 30% and would rather use their own site to sell. For ...
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How does an app get to be featured in the App Store? [closed]

I have created an iOS Lifestyle app. In the App Store, under the Top Featured tab in the New column I was amazed to see my app listed there. Is it organized by sales or Apple featured?
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Where can I find statistics for most searched apps in the App Store?

Does anyone know if it's possible to find out what people are searching for in the App Store? I'd like to be able to pitch to a client that there is a high demand for a certain type of app. Is it ...
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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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Inconsistent App Store ratings stars representation

In the iTunes App Store for iPhone, the rating is often displayed near the application's icon. Sometimes, when there are no ratings, the empty stars have an orange outline and sometimes they don't. ...
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Use MacBook Air or Pro for app development? [closed]

I need to replace my old Mac and I am wondering which one should I get between: MacBook Air or MacBook Pro The primary goal will be to develop iPhone and iPad Apps and OSX Widgets. Is there a ...
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I want to change the country on my app store account and I am having some problems? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to repurchase apps if I moved countries? So I wanted to change the country on my app store account but I was told that all of the purchases made in that region ...
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How do I pause the installation of iOS apps?

How do I pause the installation of an application? I started the download and installation of two apps from the app store. Now those are showing "waiting" and I want to cancel the installation of ...
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Is there a procedure to report a buggy iOS app in the app store?

I found an app on the iOS App Store available in both lite and paid version, but it has too many bugs. See the edit history for the name, but this is more about how I can get word back to Apple in ...
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How long does a login to “Find my Friends” persist?

I understand the purpose of the login is to keep nefarious people who 'obtain' your phone from knowing the whereabouts to your friends. Does anybody know how long the iPhone keeps the session open ...
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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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How to find the iTunes Store link of an installed App?

I have one of the numerous flashlight apps that I wanted to recommend to a friend. What is the easiest way to retrieve the iTunes Store link from my already installed iOS App ? The info window ...
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Different iTunes region and App updates

I've moved house from the UK to Ireland so now am in a different iTunes region. I have changed store and registered new payment details so I can properly use iTunes again. BUT, all of my App updates ...
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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 ...