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    Default Question about downloading games to new device

    So here is my question I used my Nexus 5 got a game and paid 44.00 for an in app purchase so why is it that when i changed my device to the HTC One M8 i went to my apps and downloaded the game and now i have to pay again for the same update is this play store that archaic that it doesn't know when you paid for something or is this something that i need to take up with the developer? Thanks...
    PhoneJunkie

    Iphone 5s
    HTC One (M8)
    Nexus 5

    Sold (HTC One X, iPhone 4s, Ipad Mini, Galaxy S3, and S4 LG Optimus G Pro)
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    Default Re: Question about downloading games to new device

    Quote Originally Posted by nokia4life View Post
    So here is my question I used my Nexus 5 got a game and paid 44.00 for an in app purchase so why is it that when i changed my device to the HTC One M8 i went to my apps and downloaded the game and now i have to pay again for the same update is this play store that archaic that it doesn't know when you paid for something or is this something that i need to take up with the developer? Thanks...
    If you paid for this update it should link to the account, and I assume you've logged in under the same account? I would assume you need to log into this game under a profile, so here is what I would suggest: 1- ensure that the settings on both phones are set to 'keep this phone backed up with Google' and then go to wallet.google.com (Or whatever their receipt address is), find the purchase and contact the developer like so- Google isn't responsible for the content purchase in games etc, they only host the apps.
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    Default Re: Question about downloading games to new device

    It's the same goggle log in account

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    PhoneJunkie

    Iphone 5s
    HTC One (M8)
    Nexus 5

    Sold (HTC One X, iPhone 4s, Ipad Mini, Galaxy S3, and S4 LG Optimus G Pro)
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    Default Re: Question about downloading games to new device

    Quote Originally Posted by nokia4life View Post
    It's the same goggle log in account

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    Then the in-purchase should sync. I stand by what I say, get the receipt information and follow up the dev.

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    Default Re: Question about downloading games to new device

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Nancarrow View Post
    Then the in-purchase should sync. I stand by what I say, get the receipt information and follow up the dev.

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    Okay looks like you can't do it maybe in other games with in app purchase but not this one see the attached I am out of 44.00 bucks

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    PhoneJunkie

    Iphone 5s
    HTC One (M8)
    Nexus 5

    Sold (HTC One X, iPhone 4s, Ipad Mini, Galaxy S3, and S4 LG Optimus G Pro)
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    Default Re: Question about downloading games to new device

    That's really not a good policy- where there any warnings when purchasing, or on the apps description!? I fail to see how they cannot just reinstate your added content....I would follow this up

    HTC One M7
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    Michael Nancarrow
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    Default Re: Question about downloading games to new device

    Do what Michael advises, contact the developer of that game. The in app purchase is the developers thing and games usually honor it whenever you log in.

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    Default Re: Question about downloading games to new device

    Quote Originally Posted by taife32 View Post
    Do what Michael advises, contact the developer of that game. The in app purchase is the developers thing and games usually honor it whenever you log in.

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    I have just re-read the message the devs have sent back- 'they do not have the resources to offer syncing between devices'. That's rubbish. If they are able to activate the product on the first device, theoretically they could do the same again. I mean, it is tied to the account right? That's like saying I bought $250.00 worth of apps, and give my phone away. Do the apps remain on the phone? No. I think the devs here are just trying to avoid the issue.

    Nokia4life, I think you need to be more aggressive in your approach or they are just going to take your money. They OWE you this, as you have PURCHASED this.
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