How to find a discontinued but bought app

Dvorsky

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Mar 19, 2017
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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

Filip
 
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SSAJ

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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
 

Dvorsky

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Mar 19, 2017
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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?
 

Gav2k

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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?
If it was downloaded through iTunes on your mac you would have the file. I assume it wasn't.
 

C DM

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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?
Although it might not be in the App Store it can still be in your purchased section, so it's still worth checking there.
 

CTHarrryH

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Also I have found them in iTunes. That is where I found a couple after they weren't in the store anymore
 

Shirasaki

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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.
 

Perene

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That's why you should always backup your apps this way:
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/how-do-i-backup-my-apps.1986712/

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.
 
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Dennizzz

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