Updating apps through itunes
(I say largely gone because you can still sort of work with files, more on that below.) You can download existing and old apps, as well as manage apps directly on the i Phone and i Pad by using the App Store Purchased section.The Purchased section of the App Store includes all apps you have ever downloaded or bought before at any time with the Apple ID in use, as long as those apps are still on the App Store.This is sort of like syncing, but it’s really just copying a file over from the local computer to the target i OS device by using i Tunes.Apps stored as files, if you have any stored on a local computer, can be found within the i Tunes Library locations on the Mac and Windows PC and a subfolder for Mobile Applications, typically the path would be as follows for Mac and Windows PC respectively: With an i Phone or i Pad connected to the computer via USB, simply drag and drop the IPA file into i Tunes onto the i OS device in question through the sidebar.Interestingly, you can still drag and drop ringtones in .m4r format and i OS apps in file format into i Tunes and to the target i OS device, and they should transfer over to the target i Phone, i Pad, or i Pod touch.If you happen to have a file of an i OS app, you can still manually copy it over to the i Phone or i Pad via i Tunes by using this drag and drop method.
Do you know of any other tricks or helpful approaches to managing apps and i OS devices through i Tunes or a computer, now that i Tunes has removed the App Store?
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If you've tried all of these steps and still can't update your apps, it's time to appeal to higher authority: Apple. You'll need to Make an Apple Genius Bar Appointment.
Instead, Apple wants users to manage and sync their i OS apps directly on the i OS device itself through the built-in App Store.
The removal of App Store and an Apps section from i Tunes has confused some users, and annoyed others.