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Missing Genius icon in the App Store

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jfj119 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Apr 16, 2010 10:20 AM
I don't have a Genius icon in the iPad's App Store. I have a Genius section on my iPhone's App Store. How do I get the Genius section in my iPad's App Store?
Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,015 points)
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    Apr 16, 2010 10:25 AM (in response to jfj119)
    It does not appear that the iPad's App Store app has the Genius function at this time. At least, I can't find it either.
    iMac Core i7 8GB ATI Radeon 4850, Mac OS X (10.6.3), Also: iMac 2.8 Core 2 Duo 24", IPad, Dell w/ Windows 7, Win XP via VM
  • :vad Calculating status...
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    Apr 20, 2010 1:00 AM (in response to jfj119)
    Same here! no Genius icon in app store. By the way apple site have 2 different images with app store and ipad one WITH Genius icon and one WITHOUT. http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/app-store.html
    But still there is a whole paragraph on Genius section in app store. Do we miss something?
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  • erik graham Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)
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    Apr 20, 2010 9:46 AM (in response to :vad)
    I don't use the genius feature ever for music or apps, but I seem to recall that you need to turn it on in iTunes on your Mac first before it's available on an iPhone (or an iPad). I'm probably wrong, but worht looking into.
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  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,015 points)
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    Apr 20, 2010 10:02 AM (in response to erik graham)
    You do need to activate Genius in iTunes before Genius playlists for music will appear. But that doesn't seem to have any effect on the App Store app. I have Genius activated in iTunes from which I sync my iPad, but there still is no Genius icon I can find in the App Store app.

    Regards.
    iMac Core i7 8GB ATI Radeon 4850, Mac OS X (10.6.3), Also: iMac 2.8 Core 2 Duo 24", IPad, Dell w/ Windows 7, Win XP via VM
  • reshadar Calculating status...
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    Apr 26, 2010 3:46 PM (in response to varjak paw)
    I'm having the same problem - please post the answer if you find out!
  • dlg_az Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Apr 26, 2010 5:10 PM (in response to jfj119)
    The Genius button is in iTunes on the iPad, not in the App Store.
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  • reshadar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 26, 2010 6:36 PM (in response to dlg_az)
    Not according to the apple web site:

    http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/app-store.html
  • dlg_az Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Apr 26, 2010 6:46 PM (in response to reshadar)
    I beg to differ; specifically because I'm looking right at the Genius button on my iPad in the iTunes app.
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  • KEN ANDERSEN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 26, 2010 10:05 PM (in response to dlg_az)
    The Genius is on the Top Bar Menu

    Genre Featured Top Charts Genius
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  • bkushio Calculating status...
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    Apr 28, 2010 2:32 PM (in response to KEN ANDERSEN)
    While you are correct in pointing out that there is a genius button in iTunes for iPad, that is not what the op has a question about. Many people, myself included who have used and loved the App Store Genius feature to find apps that we would be interested in are missing it in the iPad, currently it seems that the feature is missing. The screenshot shows it on apples website that was linked but after days of scouring the web / forums and my iPad it just isn't there. My experience with the iTunes genius finds music that you would be interested in, and the App store Genius finds apps that you might be interested in. PLEASE APPLE GET ME MY iPAD APP STORE GENIUS.
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  • EdGr Calculating status...
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    May 21, 2010 8:43 AM (in response to jfj119)
    I just got off the phone with the Apple Support enginer, because I was having the same issue. It appears that even though the app store application allows you to turn on the genius settings on the iPad, the iPad is not yet up to recognize genius recommendations.

    It is not clear whether this is an OS issue, or an app issue, but currently, the app is not capable of showing genius recommendations.
    IPad wifi, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • b52beast Calculating status...
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    May 22, 2010 6:10 AM (in response to EdGr)
    Yes Genius exists and works. While in App Store, select your account tab at bottom of page, sign in and you will have selection to turn on genius for apps. Then you get a great page with Genius recommendations and at the top a toggle for updates to current apps, both free and priced updates. HOWEVER, after I used this and quit App Store, I can't find a way to get back to the Genius page. No button for Genius appears anywhere.
    iPad, iPhone & other Macs, Mac OS X (10.5), Mac since 1986
  • Raffles8 Calculating status...
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    May 26, 2010 5:11 AM (in response to b52beast)
    I discovered exactly the same thing. The only way to retrieve the Genius recs is to turn them off in Settings, then turn them on again, then open App Store again. The first page to come up is the Genius rec page.
    Mac OS X (10.4.10)
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