Do apps transfer to new phone?

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  1. octoberdana

    octoberdana Well-Known Member

    If I purchase paid apps will I be able to load them on to my next device? I have already replaced my device once but all the apps I had downloaded were free. I don't want to have to rebuy everything if it happens again.

  2. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    The market saves everything you pay for, like a digital locker. So long as you log into the new phone with the same gmail address as the one you bought them under, they'll be there.
  3. pepe0284

    pepe0284 Member

    my fascinate recently crashed, my screen went black and i got replaced with another fascinate, my question is, how can i download or look up the list of apps i downloaded on my old phone, since i cant remember of each one i had????
  4. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    See my post above yours. Just log back into the market and you should be fine.
  5. pepe0284

    pepe0284 Member

    i see a MARKET and a MARKET UPDATER, and i dont see CLEAR DATA, but CLEAR CACHE, and when i open the MARKET APP again, go to MY APPS, it still doesnt give me my old apps??? when u say log in to the market, is there a specific way to do that, or just opening the market logs me in??
  6. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    Ignore my sig, that's for people who have a different set of problems with downloads. You should have already signed in with your gmail account when the phone booted up. Once you get past that, it should start downloading automatically, provided it was the same gmail account that you set up with the last Fascinate
  7. pepe0284

    pepe0284 Member

    thats what i thought, but the apps just dont show???? ive read other posts using appbrain, but i still cant find an easy way to download my old apps, except by looking up one by one???
  8. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    Appbrain helps primarily in discovering apps, and you log onto it the first time with your gmail as your apps are linked to it. If you change which gmail your using when you get a new phone, they're gone (hence my question). Did you get your phone replaced at a Verizon store? Given that they didn't restore automatically (and I'm assuming you kept the same gmail), and don't show up, I'm not sure what else to suggest. In your shoes, I'd go back to the store and ask them what's up with it not working. You may also want to look at some of the backup options for future use (the better ones require root access though). I'd also try posting your question in the Fascinate forums in case I missed something by usinga Motorola device.
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  9. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    If I think of anything else, I'll post back here.
  10. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    Not that I think this will help, but were they ALL free apps?
  11. titan2005

    titan2005 Well-Known Member

    Apps should transfer, when I sold my Captivate and bought a Nexus 1, soon as I logged into my Gmail account and go to "my apps" it was all there, free and paid.
    Remember it has to be the SAME Gmail account.LOL:D

    Side note: Market has been glitchy for me lately, go to "my apps" and sometimes half or most of my apps are not listed. Sometimes thye come back on their own some times they all come back as soon as I download some other app.
  12. pepe0284

    pepe0284 Member

    yes, i went through the verizon store, they mailed me a new phone, and i also used my same gmail acct, only my paid apps appeared, not my free ones???
  13. lifeonmtv

    lifeonmtv Well-Known Member

    I read someone on another thread going on about how he couldn't install camera 360 ultimate on his new phone... turns out that apparently the EULA states that the purchase extends only to that 1 particular phone you first download it to.

    edit: can't find the EULA, but can quote this
  14. pepe0284

    pepe0284 Member

    i dont have a problem with my purchased apps, but with the free ones, i just cant rememeber of every single one i had before???
  15. regression

    regression Well-Known Member

    When I hard reset my phone, the first time I went to the Market I saw all my apps, free and paid for under "My Apps". I clicked on all the ones I paid for and installed them and I clicked on most of my free ones and installed them.

    However, I backed out of the Market and when I went back to "My Apps", the remaining free apps I hadn't installed yet were not there. I had to search for each one and install them.

    So for me after hard resetting, the first time I went into the Market, I saw all my apps, free and paid, in "My Apps". If I back out and go back, any free ones I didn't install were not under "My Apps" any longer.

    That is why I use an app called App Dragon to email a list of apps to myself. That way I don't have to try and remember all the apps, I can just refer to the email and search for them if need be.
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  16. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    If your paid apps are there, then I believe you're out of luck with the freebies. I've seen other posts (closer to when my Droid was new in late '09) where people were testing the option to have their apps backed up to the market by doing as factory reset and watching the results. The paid apps were always there, but the freebies were hit or miss. Some people got them back, some didn't. The same hit or miss results applied to the auto download of apps right after the initial log in. I'll post the link if I can find it.
  17. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    I suspect this is the one I saw about a year ago, where others got the same result as you did with the market.
  18. gadzooks

    gadzooks Well-Known Member

    I use App Dragon too, as well as App List, aTrackDog, & Listables! to generate listings of installed apps, which can be helpful.

    App List Backup is another one I recently discovered that looks promising for automating re-installation of apps, following data wipe or phone replacement, which takes a long time when you have a lot of them, list in hand or no. Just have to remember to refresh periodically.

    I haven't yet put it to the test. Market Reviews are favorable, with a decent number of downloads.

    App List Backup
  19. thepervster

    thepervster Active Member

    if you install appbrain before you change phones go into appbrain and sync your apps then when you get the new phone download appbrain again and open,then login to your google account(it makes you so it can find your apps) then i logged into appbrain on the computer and copied all my apps from old phone to new phone folder then just sync'd new phone they were all on list to install. thats how i do it hope it helps.
  20. regression

    regression Well-Known Member

    An update.... I just activated a new phone today. When I went into the Market, it only listed my paid apps. None of the free apps were there. But, I have my App Dragon listing, so I will just use that to search and download the free ones.
  21. 350Rocket

    350Rocket Well-Known Member

    I accidentally factory reset my phone when I was trying to install a custom rom. It ended up only saving maybe half of my free apps, and 1 of my 2 paid apps. I had tasker which I paid for, and it was saved.
    I lost my paid full version of PDA net (which I had so I could access secure sites while tethering) and it saved only the free version that I installed first before paying for the full version. I would have had to pay the $20 or so again to reinstall which I didn't bother because after rooting the phone I was able to install Barnacle which seems to work more reliably than PDAnet anyways. It's my only source of internet now.
  22. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    Listables loves gadzooks :D
  23. Seduisantes

    Seduisantes New Member

    I went from a atrix to a galaxy s2. I cannot find on the market where to transfer my purchases. I read them below but see no link for it...any help would be great
  24. itsallgood

    itsallgood Well-Known Member

    Make sure that you are using the same gmail acct. you used on the Atrix. They should appear as "Purchased" in the market. Now if you are referring to Tegra 2 games, I heard those don't transfer over.
  25. Pissedad

    Pissedad New Member

    I had to replace my phone. I have logged into the market using the same login. My apps did not follow me. I can log into my account on my computer, and it shows all the apps, but they are not on my phone. Why is this??

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