1. Oldmajor's Avatar
    I preordered a black lumia 900 on AT&T to replace my HTC Arrive and 10+ years with Sprint. How do I go about reinstalling all of my old apps to the new phone? Will Zune automatically do this?
    04-04-2012 01:48 PM
  2. dkp23's Avatar
    I believe you can do it through windowsphone.com

    There is also a reinstaller app called reinstaller which links to windowsphone.com and you can do it that way.
    04-04-2012 02:06 PM
  3. JPDVM2014's Avatar
    Unfortunately, the apps will not automatically download. This is one of my few gripes. On the other hand, it is a quick way to unclutter your apps, and only get the ones that actually get used. I just wait and download apps when I go to use them and realize they aren't there. Lol.
    04-04-2012 02:13 PM
  4. bellyer1's Avatar
    What I am wondering is if my Zune Pass will treat my new Lumia 900 as a different device than my Samsung Focus. Since you can only add a new device for access to your Zune Pass every 30 days and my wife and I both ordered Lumia 900s, she is of course going to want her phone added first. I feel like upgrading from my old Focus to my new Lumia 900 should not be treated like removing one device and adding a new one, especially if I name the phones the same thing and use the same SIM.

    Does anyone have experience with upgrading to a new WP device and using Zune Pass? Does it treat it like you are adding a new device to the Zune Pass account?
    04-05-2012 10:14 AM
  5. Adiliyo's Avatar
    What I am wondering is if my Zune Pass will treat my new Lumia 900 as a different device than my Samsung Focus. Since you can only add a new device for access to your Zune Pass every 30 days and my wife and I both ordered Lumia 900s, she is of course going to want her phone added first. I feel like upgrading from my old Focus to my new Lumia 900 should not be treated like removing one device and adding a new one, especially if I name the phones the same thing and use the same SIM.

    Does anyone have experience with upgrading to a new WP device and using Zune Pass? Does it treat it like you are adding a new device to the Zune Pass account?
    it will treat it as a new device, but i thought the limitation was for deleting devices every 30 days.

    you can have 3 (iirc) devices linked to the zune pass, so if you only had one windows phone before, you should be fine.

    msft needs to figure out a way for families/spouses/SO's to better share zune passes, as it's kind of a mess right now.

    either that or offer a deal like the xbox live family packs.

    the reinstaller app is also probably the easiest way to get all your old apps over, but i also agree that JPDVM2014's method of decluttering and downloading apps when you realize you need them is also nice. :)

    what i do wish though was for a section in the marketplace that shows apps you've purchased so i'm not playing the guessing game of redownloading or buying an app.
    04-05-2012 03:38 PM
  6. pavvento's Avatar
    This is unfortunate to hear. I falsely assumed that it worked similar to webOS where you login with your Windows Live account and all apps, settings, accounts were transferred over. I hope WP8 makes this process a little more seamless.
    04-05-2012 10:14 PM
  7. jimski's Avatar
    For Zune Pass the number is actually 4 devices ( a combination of computers, Zune players or Windows phones). You can swap out a computer/device every 30 days. But that is not an issue till you reach 4 devices. I guess XBox does not count as a device although I do stream music to it, and it is not listed as one of my devices.

    Btw, up to 5 phones that use the same Live ID can download apps from Marketplace. Same 30 day waiting period after you reach the max.

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    04-05-2012 10:50 PM
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