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

  1. sw33ndawg

    sw33ndawg Well-Known Member
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    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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    Yes they are linked to your google account.
     
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    "Most" are.
    There are apps you can get outside of the Market.
    You'll need other arrangements for those.
     
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    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?
     
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    That depends on your settings.
    Setting/Privacy/Automatic Restore
     
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    Assuming you have two different google phones with one google account, would you be able to use one purchased app on both phones?
     
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    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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