App store "can't buy"-error - app already installed!

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  1. Koooopa

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    Hi.

    I've had a problem for a little while now. I tried to download an app (through appshopper), but got the oh so well known "cant buy now - being modified error". Fair enough, so I waited and downloaded again later with no problem. I
    didnt like the app (Fera for facebook), so i deleted it from the ipad again. Only problem is that after that ive been getting error messages from app store every time i try to download new apps. "cant download fera and x others" (this number increases as i keep getting new apps)

    Ive connected the ipad to itunes, downloaded fera from there, deleted from there - no luck.

    I have eventually given up and installed fera and thrown it in a folder. Only thing is: its still telling me it cant download, even though its already there. The icon changes to an empty progress bar, but if i click it, it goes back to normal.

    How can I fix this?! its driving me batsh** crazy!

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. skimonkey

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    Hi Kooo---I would wait. Right now with the launch of the New ipad and the available apps that is associated with it, the app store may be overwhelmed. Hold off on downloading anymore apps. It may take some time before it completes its download, so try to be patient. Good luck.
     
  3. gutsaac

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    I have the exact same problem on my iPad 2 Wi-Fi. And I have it for some days now. For me the error is with the "Nasa HD app" and 9 others...


    Can anyone help us?

    Thanks
     
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    Hi Gustaac-have you tried to delete the app on your ipad and reinstall it again from the appstore?
     
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    Yup, already tried that... :(
     
  6. Koooopa

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    Its actually been like that for weeks, so I doubt it's got anything to do with the new ipad launch :/
     
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    Sorry that you are still having difficulyt.

    Get it checked by an Apple genius. Sounds like you have done all the immediate fixes. Let us know what comes of it.
     
  8. Koooopa

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    I guess it's time to give it up :(

    Thing is - I don't even know if there are any apple geniuses in norway :p Theres not even a reL app store, just certified resellers :p

    Huge country you see ;)
     
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    I am assuming that you are running the updated version on your ipad and itunes correct?

    And what version of ipad do you have?
     
  10. Moonlit

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    I've had this exact same problem for a month now. I've uninstalled, reinstalled, deleted, bought again, restarted, hard reset my iPad 2, all numerous times, nothing fixed it. The app in question also doesn't show in my "Purchased" items, but I'm not charged again if I re-download it, so something somewhere knows I've previously bought it. But it means I have to run a search for the app in the App Store itself every time I reinstall it in the hope it's been fixed, thinking it was maybe an App Store rather than iOS bug.

    AppAdvice ran an article on it about 3 weeks ago, asking readers to post about their problems with this annoying oddity and to list the app that was being troublesome, as I think they were hoping to try to bring it to Apple's attention. A lot of people commented on having the problem. I haven't seen any follow-up from AppAdvice about it though.

    I was hoping maybe today's upgrade to iOS might somehow magically cure it! I've made one purchase since updating and didn't get the problem, but then I never had it every single time I tried to purchase an app, it would happen with maybe every 2nd or 3rd purchase regardless of whether it free or paid.
     

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