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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by sw33ndawg, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. sw33ndawg

    sw33ndawg Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys,

    I'm new to Android and just purchased an HTC Inspire. I'm thinking of switching it out for the Atrix in a few weeks when it comes out and am wondering if the apps I paid for will transfer over automatically. If not automatically is there a way to do it so I don't waste my money? Thanks in advance.

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  2. Goonie21

    Goonie21 Well-Known Member

    Yes they are linked to your google account.
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  3. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Android Expert

    "Most" are.
    There are apps you can get outside of the Market.
    You'll need other arrangements for those.
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  4. sw33ndawg

    sw33ndawg Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Ok great that's what I was hoping. I assume I have to go through the market and redownload them or are they automatically downloaded when I sync the new phone to my google account?
  5. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Android Expert

    That depends on your settings.
    Setting/Privacy/Automatic Restore
  6. Fiezta

    Fiezta Well-Known Member

    Assuming you have two different google phones with one google account, would you be able to use one purchased app on both phones?
  7. kflo01

    kflo01 Newbie

    Most times if it is purchased outside the marketplace. You are provided a .apk file to download. Just make sure you keep that .apk file backed up somewhere. I ususally back mine up 2 different places. 1) to my external sd card and 2) to a thumb/flash drive.


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