How to find a discontinued but bought app

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Dvorsky, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Dvorsky macrumors newbie


    Mar 19, 2017
    I am desperately looking for LomoLomo or LemeLeme or LemeLemeHD app that I have bought 6 years ago. It is not present in the app store anymore. Still, if it was, I'd preferre to have one of the previous versions. Is there any way to find the .ipa to download, or any other workarround?

    Thanks for your recommendations

  2. SSAJ macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2016
    Go to the AppStore then go to updates there you will find the purchased tab tap on it and then search the purchased app that you want
  3. Dvorsky thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 19, 2017
    Thanks SSAJ for your reply. The solution you mentioned is not possible. the app is no longer available on the app store. Even though I paid for it. Also, I'd need another than the most updated version - which did not work well. I was satisfied with some of their first versions. What can I do?
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    If it was downloaded through iTunes on your mac you would have the file. I assume it wasn't.
  5. Dvorsky thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 19, 2017
    It was. In 2011 - I don't have that old files anymore. I have had 5 computers since then.
  6. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Although it might not be in the App Store it can still be in your purchased section, so it's still worth checking there.
  7. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    Also I have found them in iTunes. That is where I found a couple after they weren't in the store anymore
  8. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    Seems that your best bet is searching over the entire internet, hoping someone could host one copy of your app so that you could download it.
  9. Perene macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2015
    That's why you should always backup your apps this way:

    I have the .IPA files from the time of the backup here with me... so if an app is permanently removed all of sudden from Apple-Store, I still have it.

    You only need iTunes to do the backup. Of course at the time you do this (and save the .IPA) the app needs to be there in the Apple-Store.

    I suggest saving the .IPA copies in a safe place. In here I put them in Google Drive, and don't share the links.
  10. Dennizzz macrumors newbie


    Apr 29, 2017
    I'm trying to find this great app too!
    Can some body help with this problem? Need only IPA file.

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