LookTel Money Reader disappearing act

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iOS and iPadOS

Ages ago, I installed LookTel Money Reader on my iPhone. I don't recall the price, but it seems like it was free.

I recently went to use it and to my surprise it was no longer on my iPhone. Searching the app store, I was further surprised to find the app for sale for $9.99, and no indication that I already owned a copy of the app (no way to simply re-install it).

Is it possible for an app developer to jack up the price on an app and disable access to all previously purchased versions of the app? Because as near as I can tell, that's what happened to me in this case.

Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.



Submitted by Bat on Saturday, March 28, 2015

Launch the App Store on your iPhone, go to updates and then double tap purchased. then double tap the Not on this iPhone button, you should see the app. You can reinstall it from there.

Submitted by Carlos Alonso on Saturday, March 28, 2015

I don't believe it was ever free, I bought for $1.99 when it first came out - I would contact Apple if it's not showing up while you are using the same Apple ID you used when you bought it...