Apps & Software


Galaxy App Store Deletes Apps You Paid For


I recently moved from Germany to Australia and after resetting my Gear S3 and the Gear app, I managed to get the Gear App store to display in the local region. However, I suddenly noticed that when I go into the My Apps section, none of my previously purchased apps appear.

I've had a lot of back and forth emails with Samsung Support now. In the end, this is what they said:

The Galaxy Apps/Gear Apps server provides purchase history based on your current country.

Therefore, since you live in Australia right now, you will not be able to use the apps you bought in the Galaxy Apps (Germany) store.

If you wish to use the same app, you need to purchase it from the Galaxy Apps (Australia) store.

Since you will still be able to use the purchased apps if you go to Germany, we are not able to offer you a refund.

Does this seem unreasonable to anyone else? Because it's certainly not like this on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store and as far as I know, not the Amazon Appstore. As far as I look at it, I simply shouldn't have to buy an app again just because I moved countries, especially not when that app is available in the new region the same as before. I certainly won't be buying an app again on the Galaxy App Store, especially since I move every few years for work.