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

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What does the plus sign next to the price of an app in the App Store mean?

There is often a plus sign in the upper left corner of the price button for an app. Even some free apps have this plus sign.
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How to change the language of the App Store and see english ratings?

I have an iTunes account with an italian billing address; because of this Apple assumes that I want the app store in italian which is not the case. Part of the UI is in italian (other parts are in ...
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What is the best way to discover good iPhone apps? [closed]

So I can browse the App store myself, and read ratings and reviews, but with the 100,000+ iPhone apps out there, are there better ways to do this? Word of mouth? App review sites? Cool ...
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If I purchase an app for my iPhone can I download it for free on my iPad?

If I purchase an app for my iPhone can I download it for free on my iPad?
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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 report app store rule violations?

Is there a link or somewhere to report App Store rule violations? Specifically, when an app is using Push Notifications to send you advertisements/promotions, despite this being explicitly against ...
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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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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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How can I gift a copy of an app that I already own?

I own an app. I want to purchase an additional copy of that app for a friend using iTunes' gift functionality. In the iOS App Store and the iTunes store on a Mac, the gift option doesn't appear for ...
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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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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 is a large, spread out company supposed to work with the iOS Developer Program?

I work for a company which has several offices in various parts of the country (USA). The division I'm part of wants to get an Apple iOS Developer Program license. Another division (in another ...
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How to not sync apps to iTunes 11

Since iCloud now offers a way for me to download apps directly from the cloud and I only want to keep updating the apps I use on my iOS device and not all that I have, I wanted to keep all my apps ...
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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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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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What happens if I upload an incomplete app on the App Store?

I am in the process of creating an iPhone app. Someone, very recently, stole all my app files and I'm afraid if that person will submit my app before I do. Can I upload my app, without the major ...
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App Store keeps showing wrong badge count

App Store on my iPhone keeps on showing that there are 3 new updates, but when I click on updates, it shows 0 new updates. It will update the badge count to 0 new updates as well, but not much later ...
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What's a good iPhone app for playing MP3 music?

I have an extensive collection of video game music that I like to keep completely separate from my 'regular' music (which I use iTunes to sync w/ my iPhone and the stock Music.app to play). I'm ...
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Can't install apps from App Store on iPhone with iOS 7

I upgraded my iPhone 4 to iOS 7 last night but now I can't download apps using the App Store on my iPhone. It's still possible to get the apps using iTunes on my computer and syncing my phone, but ...
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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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How do I set up iCloud for a family?

What is the right way to set up iCloud for a family? Assume that I want to share iTunes store account, have separate mail, contacts, bookmarks and notes, but have the possibility of sharing calendars ...
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iOS 5 change AppStore language

After upgrading to iOS 5 my AppStore language changed to German. Referring to that quesiton it is possible to change the language by selecting the country in iTunes like it is described in this apple ...
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Why am I asked for a credit card number to download a free app? [duplicate]

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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Can iTunes ignore store credit and use a credit card instead?

There are times when I've got some store credit from a gift card/certificate on iTunes, but I want to buy something without that. I want to buy something with the credit card, regardless of what's ...
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Deleting iTunes App Store purchases from my account

So... Over the period of 2 years owning my beloved iPhone 3GS, I have found many useful apps that I use very frequently. However, in the process of finding these apps, I have also downloaded much, ...
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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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Apple App Store submission review time vs update time

I've released an app to the App Store, it's been waiting for review for about 9 days. Upon running my own dev version I've realised I'd left a critical part out. Would it be worth waiting for release ...
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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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In-App Purchases - How can I know who did the charge-back?

App purchases and in-app purchases can be cancelled with charge-back if you send a message to iTunes Store Support within a time frame of a few days and provide them a good reason. I'd like to know ...
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Can apps purchased from one Apple ID be shared between multiple iTunes libraries?

We have a number of iDevices in the family, and each user has their own Apple ID. Also, each person has their own computer to sync apps and other content. If I purchase an app for my iPod, Can I ...
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Can I install an App that is not available in my country's iTunes appstore?

I want to download and install an app on my iPhone, that is available in the US iTunes App Store - but not in my country's iTunes App Store. Is that possible without creating a US iTunes account or ...
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How can I make the App Store remember my password?

It seems that my iPod Touch (iOS 5.0.1) will keep asking for my AppleID password every time I try to install an application from App Store. It is really driving me insane. I would be happy to add the ...
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Can't download Mountain Lion from app store on a Mac already running Mountain Lion?

I am trying to download and/or acquire an operating system installer for my newly purchased Mac. My objective is to put this onto some form of removable media (USB ideally) such that in the event that ...
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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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Can I give away my iPhone apps with my phone?

I had an iPhone 3G that I've given to my friend. I had a number of paid apps that I left on there in the hope my friend would be able to use them, however when he tries to sync iTunes tries to delete ...
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What will happen to apps i bought in a different country after i upgrade my iOS now?

I am running iOS 5.1 on my third gen ipad. I have moved and changed my account location to a different country. I have around $1500 worth of professional apps installed on my device which were all ...
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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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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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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 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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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 see all apps in 'Essentials' in Mac and iTunes app stores?

A quick question: While navigating the Mac and iOS appstores, I often see some apps marked with a grey rectangular box with rounded edges called 'Essentials', which appears just below the rating of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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. ...