4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 25, 2012 1:43 PM by Skydiver119
Rybatman Level 1 Level 1

I'm using the iPad with retina display and have an iPhone 5. I've already bought quite a few apps on my iPhone that I thought would be transferable since they were iPhone/iPad apps, but when I go to the purchase portion in the app there is nothing there on my iPad App Store and if I go to the app that I have already paid for before, it says that it still cost money. I don't quite understand. Does anyone have any pointers or advise? Any would me appreciated at this time. Thank you!


iPad, iOS 6.0.2, iPad with Retina display.
Solved by Skydiver119 on Dec 25, 2012 1:33 PM Solved

If an app has a little + sign by the download button, then it's a universal app and scales up or down to suit whatever device it's on. they'll look good on both ipad or iphone.

 

You can put phone only apps on an iPad, you'll just see this little X2 button when you open the app, asking if you want to keep it phone scale or if you want to 'zoom in' to ipad scale. Some look good, some don't. All depends on how good the resolution was on the original app.

 

I had a Touch and when I bought my iPad, I put all the touch/phone scaled apps onto the iPad, Some I kept, some I did not. Some I have tolerated a bit fuzzy because I didn't want to rebuy them, others I purchased the iPad version.

 

But as long as you use the same apple ID, you can use the same apps (the biggest caveat, while you can put phone ones on the ipad, you can't put ipad ones on the phone)

Reply by sberman on Dec 25, 2012 1:37 PM Helpful

I find it takes a while for the i-Devices to find all the apps I've purchased in the App Store.

 

A faster way is to look on iTunes on your computer if that's convenient.  Presumably all your purchased apps are recorded there in your Apps section, and you can simply sync them to your iPad.

Reply by Skydiver119 on Dec 25, 2012 1:43 PM Helpful

Bear in mind also, there are thousands of folks that have unwrapped and are trying to set up their devices. I'd imagine the servers are a wee bit swamped

 

patience is the word of the day

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  • Rudegar Level 7 Level 7

    IN some cases an app Can be IN two versioner an iPhone and iPad version and you Can buy it 2 times but more often you Can only buy it once

  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    If an app has a little + sign by the download button, then it's a universal app and scales up or down to suit whatever device it's on. they'll look good on both ipad or iphone.

     

    You can put phone only apps on an iPad, you'll just see this little X2 button when you open the app, asking if you want to keep it phone scale or if you want to 'zoom in' to ipad scale. Some look good, some don't. All depends on how good the resolution was on the original app.

     

    I had a Touch and when I bought my iPad, I put all the touch/phone scaled apps onto the iPad, Some I kept, some I did not. Some I have tolerated a bit fuzzy because I didn't want to rebuy them, others I purchased the iPad version.

     

    But as long as you use the same apple ID, you can use the same apps (the biggest caveat, while you can put phone ones on the ipad, you can't put ipad ones on the phone)

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7

    I find it takes a while for the i-Devices to find all the apps I've purchased in the App Store.

     

    A faster way is to look on iTunes on your computer if that's convenient.  Presumably all your purchased apps are recorded there in your Apps section, and you can simply sync them to your iPad.

  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    Bear in mind also, there are thousands of folks that have unwrapped and are trying to set up their devices. I'd imagine the servers are a wee bit swamped

     

    patience is the word of the day