Apple No Longer Allows Users to Update or Reinstall a Refunded App

Apple No Longer Allows Users to Update or Reinstall a Refunded App

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Apple is no longer allowing users to update or reinstall an app they've had refunded, notes
Michael Simmons of Flexibits.

Users who try to update are now greeted with the following message:

Update Unavailable with This Apple ID
This update is not available for this Apple ID either because it was bought by a different user or the item was refunded or cancelled.


Notably, this also appears to be the case with Mac App Store applications.

[via Ryan]


Apple No Longer Allows Users to Update or Reinstall a Refunded App
Arthy - September 18, 2014 at 7:00am
This is stupid. I bought a $10 app that was buggy. Kept crashing, so I requested a refund. A year later the app is fixed, and free - and I can't redownload it. If it was a paid app, I couldn't even pay for it. Where's the logic? I do not expect to be using a refunded app, but I expect a refund for an app that does not do what it promises. And I expect to be able to purchase it it again if it ever gets fixed. Apple used to be nice.
Iphone mechanic - September 18, 2014 at 9:17am
And you used to care. Imagine acting like a sandwich is still yours after returning it. Who would you blame?
mizbish - May 28, 2014 at 1:13am
I'm getting this message every time I try to update Movies by Flixster, with Rotten Tomatoes which is a FREE app - how do I reinstall it if I can't 'purchase' it and there was never any refund in the first place? Using iPad Air. Thanks, anyone???
mizbish - May 28, 2014 at 1:12am
I'm getting this message every time I try to update Movies by Flixster, with Rotten Tomatoes which is a FREE app - how do I reinstall it if I can't 'purchase' it and there was never any refund in the first place? Using Mac iPad Air. Thanks, anyone???
mizbish - May 28, 2014 at 1:10am
I'm getting this message every time I try to update Movies by Flixster, with Rotten Tomatoes which is a FREE app - how do I reinstall it if I can't 'purchase' it and there was never any refund in the first place? Using Mac iPad Air. Thanks, anyone???
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