Can't transfer app from iphone to mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by pjny, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. pjny macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010

    My favorite browser, atomic web, is no longer on the US app store. I have it on my old iPhone 5s but cannot install it on my 6s+.

    I was thinking of transferring the purchases to my computer using itunes but it isn't transferring. I checked the itunes>mobile applications folder in MUSIC folder and apps are not being transferred to this folder when I hit backup/sync.

    How do I transfer this app from 5s>mac>6s+ using itunes?
  2. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    There is a thread that discusses this inability to transfer apps. Search App thinning.
  3. pjny thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010
    Thanks. This is good but the problem is if a purchased item is no longer in the app store.
  4. chscag macrumors 68040


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    You need third party software which can transfer the app to your Mac and into iTunes. Check out iExplorer or iMazing. Neither are free, however.

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