- 11-04-2012, 09:37 PM #1
Ok I purchased a bunch of apps and games on my WP 7. Will they be available when I get WP 8? Or would I lose them? I really dont want to loose these apps since I paid more in total then most people would pay for apps.
Thanks in advance.
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11-04-2012, 10:07 PM #2
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I don't know and this is a really good question, but i would think that you don't have to rebuy them since they literally don't even need to be changed MS has made the WP7 apps just work so one would assume that they are the same app exactly and would recognize that you already purchased it.
11-05-2012, 06:46 AM #3
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11-06-2012, 09:50 PM #5
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You won't have to rebuy them. However, when you go to download them again it'll still say 'buy' on the app marketplace screen. Don't fret! Just click on the 'buy' button and it'll tell you that you've already purchased this app before would you like to download it again and you'll click 'yes.'
To 'practice' this just delete one of your paid apps off your phone now and then go download it again.Pastor of All Saints Lutheran Church in Mason, MI
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11-07-2012, 04:21 PM #6
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Does this work even if (when) you factory reset your W7 phone? And what about contacts, calendar and free apps and games?HANDSET 1: Nokia Lumia 830, unlocked
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11-09-2012, 08:20 AM #8
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Along the same lines, how do you transfer your text conversations to your new phone? Internet favorites, all that stuff.
When I pre-ordered in the store, the associate told me to bring the phone in when I recieved it and they could 'transfer everything over'. I did not start thinking about what that meant until later.
This is my second smart phone, so I never even thought about how to move my whole ecosystem.