• Carrier: ATT
  • Nokia Lumia 900
  • WP 7.5

Replaced inoperative phone with new one of the same type, I want to download my paid apps without paying again.

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Follow the instructions here: Delete or reinstall apps on windowsphone.com

To reinstall apps from the web

  • Open a web browser and go to www.windowsphone.com.

  • Navigate to the My Phone dropdown menu, located in the upper-right
    corner of the screen, then sign in with the same Windows Live ID
    you've used on your phone.

  • In the My Phone menu, click Purchase history.

  • Under Purchase History, find the app you want to reinstall and click Reinstall.

  • Follow the instructions to reinstall the app. You might have to
    re-enter your Windows Live ID.

Personal Notes:

  • Clicking on the reinstall link failed until I changed a phone setting to on: Settings:find my phone:Connect to these features faster (may use more battery)

  • Clicking on multiple "Reinstall" links appears to stack requests, but seems to cause communication overloads. Better to take more time and do individually. At least failures are reported to the screen.

  • 3
    Actually you can find the app you want and click "buy". It will show you already paid the app and wont charge. Mar 17, 2013 at 20:17
  • Forgot to mention, if you bought a specific carrier or brand app you must respect this. So if you had bought a Samsung app you can't download in a Nokia phone. Mar 17, 2013 at 20:19
  • @Vitor Canova, Thanks, good call. I was a bit chicken to click buy on a $19.95 app. Especially good, because the larger apps seem to have trouble downloading from the web reinstall.
    – HerrBag
    Mar 17, 2013 at 21:23

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