View Full Version : How to update a payed app from an iTune account no longer active

6th September, 2012, 12:25 AM
Haven't found a thread to deal with my enquiry so I'll post it myself in case there's a way of doing it.

I was given an iPod Touch as a gift, with a set acct with start money. Unfortunately, the person who opened that acct died and the acct died with him.

The problem arising from that is this: some purchased apps made from that acct have now available updates which I can't access because those purchases are tied to a now nonexistent acct, even if they still show in my device.

So my question is simple. Is there a way to transfer those apps to my current acct without having to pay again for them?

Thanks in advance.

6th September, 2012, 11:23 AM
Just go to iTunes search for the app then it would give you option to download latest version...

6th September, 2012, 09:46 PM

To update any apps on the iPod touch as you know will require a Password....as you no don't known the original account details there is no way to legitimately update the apps...

8th September, 2012, 03:24 PM
As fijiman has said they will want the original buyer of the apps username and password to update.
For me the only way to update these apps without paying again would be to jailbreak and reinstall the apps again from scratch via installous.

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