I have a paid for app with a hefty licence fee recently purchased but now on a defunct phone.

Can I transfer the licence to my new phone? What's the procedure for apps in general? And what about my particular case, which is the HTC Locations map licence?

  • How did you apply the license on the old phone?
    – user131
    Jun 22 '12 at 22:10
  • @Joe Some screens popped up and I entered some bank details.
    – hawbsl
    Jun 22 '12 at 22:31

For apps you purchase, If you are using the same Live ID on the new phone as the old one you can just download the app. When you select "purchase" the phone displays some message along the lines of :

You have already purchased this application. Would you like to install it again?

As far as your license goes, things like that can not be transferred between devices. What you can do is. a) Install the app, and try entering the same information again. If that doesn't work you will need to b) contact the developer of the applications and let them know you switched phones and need a license for the new one.

Hopefully the company has great customer service and the will work with you.


Simply go to your list of purchased apps, and you can press the Reinstall link, and the app will be sent to your new phone.

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