Missing the App Store tab in iTunes? Well, you're in luck, because Apple released iTunes 12.6.3 – an alternative version of the program, in which you can still download and install applications via your computer. Application management is a popular iTunes feature that has been removed from version 12.7, and instead offered to manage applications directly from devices iOS.
Apple released iTunes 12.6.3 as an alternate version because “Some business partners can still only install apps through iTunes.” Even if you are not a 'business partner', you can still download and install iTunes 12.6.3 and use the program to manage applications on your iPhone or iPad by connecting them to your computer.
iTunes 12.6.3 is available for Mac and Windows users and can be easily upgraded to this version from iTunes 12.7. If you enjoyed managing applications from your computer, we recommend downloading an alternative version. This way you won't need to rollback from iTunes 12.7 or use the hidden method to add apps and ringtones to your devices.
Download iTunes 12.6.3 with support App Store
You can download iTunes 12.6.3 from the site Apple or via direct links:
- iTunes 12.6.3 for Mac and Windows on the site Apple.
- Direct Download: iTunes 12.6.3 DMG for Mac
- Direct Download: iTunes 12.6.3 for Windows, 32-bit
- Direct Download: iTunes 12.6.3 for Windows, 64-bit
Direct download links for iTunes 12.6.5:
- PC (32-bit)
- PC (64-bit)
Choosing direct download, you will immediately start downloading the iTunes 12.6.3 file, which weighs about 280MB and is installed like any other program for Mac or PC.
How to log into App Store via iTunes
You can enter App Store or Sounds in iTunes 12.6.3 in the same way as in previous versions. Here's what you need to do for this:
- Download and install iTunes 12.6.3 on your computer. This version can be installed over iTunes 12.7 or earlier.
- Open iTunes as usual.
- Open the menu in the upper left corner.
- Select 'Apps' or 'Sounds'.
- On the 'Applications' tab you will find a library with applications and a section 'App Store' where you can download applications as before.
If you authorize your iPhone or iPad in iTunes 12.6 and select it by clicking on the icon, you will have access to applications and sounds on this device.
If you install iTunes 12.6.3, you will no longer receive notifications about new versions.
iTunes 12.6.3 supports all existing models iPhone and iPad including iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which means owners of newer models won't have to download iTunes 12.7.
If you are uncomfortable with managing applications from your devices, we recommend downloading iTunes 12.6.3 and doing it from your computer, as you are used to.