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Sigh. So how can I get my Apps back?

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Okay. So a few months ago the computer I had my ipod synced with died. No big deal, I just used my husband's computer to put songs on my ipod instead. His iTunes, of course, only had copies of his apps on it, but that was no deal because mine were safe on my ipod.

So today I finally decide to install the newest update for my ipod - I got a warning that said, basically, "you will lose all your music, but your apps are safe". So I backed up all my music (with an external program, of course =/ ) and figured I was safe to go.

After the update was *finally* complete, and it had to re-sync everything, I failed to uncheck the box that said "automatically sync apps".
@#%&!
So now I have lost all my apps, 6 pages worth, including all my paid-for ones.
Someone PLEASE tell me there is a way to get them back other than trying to remember every single one and re-downloading it.
And for the ones that I had paid for, I used 2 different accounts when buying them, some on my account, and some on my husband's, so if I go to redownload it, it will say, "Are you sure you want to pay whatever?" and then I have to click, "Yes, Buy" and *then* it says "You've already paid for this; download again for free?" Well, I'll be saying "Yes, Buy" to a lot of things without knowing which account it was bought with, so there is a very good chance I'll end up paying for a lot of apps again with no way to cancel it.

So yeah, this is mostly a rant at how frustrating, annoying, and stupid Apple is and how much I hate them, and after this ipod finally craps out on me I won't be getting another one, BUT UNTIL THEN can anyone PLEASE tell me if there is a way to get my apps back???

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

EDIT: I just remembered why I started using the other account to buy apps with: the credit card on my account expired, when I went to enter the new information, it continuously refused to accept my security code from the back. It was asking for the 3-digit number from the back of the card, after the card number, and no matter how many times I entered it, it would not accept it.
So that means that I will not be able re-download *anything* that I bought with that account?
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Originally Posted by littledende View Post

Someone PLEASE tell me there is a way to get them back other than trying to remember every single one and re-downloading it.

iCloud.

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

iCloud.

That is something I needed before all of this happened?
post #4 of 5
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Originally Posted by littledende View Post

That is something I needed before all of this happened?

Nope, that's something you can use once it's released. iCloud will show you the apps you have/have had on that account (and just them) and allow you to redownload them without searching.

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

Reply

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Nope, that's something you can use once it's released. iCloud will show you the apps you have/have had on that account (and just them) and allow you to redownload them without searching.

iCloud works right now for apps. Just make sure under "store" settings on your iPod Touch (or iPhone, or iPad), you're logged in with the AppleID you used to buy those apps. Then go to "Purchased" in the App Store app. You will see a list of all the apps you've purchased, possibly with a few exceptions for discontinued apps like VLC. Other discontinued apps may still show up in the purchased list.

You can then re-download each of those apps with your device.
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