Apple removed App Store from iTunes in 2017. In recent version of iTunes, you can’t download iPhone or iPad apps on your computer any more. iTunes 12.6.5 is the latest version that support allows users to access App Store to download apps to their computer, install apps from computer to iPhone iPad. If you want to download iPhone, iPad apps on Windows computer using iTunes, go to download the old iTunes builds below and install it on your PC.
- iTunes 188.8.131.52 for PC (32-bit) – Last build to support apps, books, and tones
- iTunes 184.108.40.206 for PC (64-bit) – Last build to support apps, books, and tones
- iTunes for Mac
Note that this old version of iTunes for Mac is not compatible with macOS Mojave.
Install the old build of iTunes on your PC. We use iTunes on a Windows 10 PC in this demo. The same software works on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 as well. If you use iTunes for Mac, you may see some difference in appearance. Click Account from the top menu bar to sign in using your Apple ID. Then click View > Media Kind > Apps to access the App Store. You can then browse through various app categories. You can also do a search to find the app you want to download from the search box at the top right corner.
Click the Get or Download button to download an iPhone or iPad app from App Store to your computer. Once the app has been downloaded onto your computer, you can find it from the App Library in iTunes. Right click on a downloaded app, choose Show in Windows Explorer to open the folder where all the iOS apps are saved on your PC. The default path is C:\Users\your username\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Mobile Applications. The iPhone iPad apps are saved as .ipa files on your computer. You can then install it from your computer to your iPhone or iPad.
Installing apps from computer to iPhone iPad
We recommend a third-party iOS device manager to install apps, IPA files from computer to iPhone iPad.