Back in September, Apple officially released iTunes 12.7 for Mac owners worldwide. iTunes 12.7 heavily focuses on UI changes, allowing users to better take control of their apps. One of the biggest changes in iTunes 12.7 lies in the removal of the iOS App Store. This means that you can no longer download your apps to your machine.
If you are one of those users who frequently rely on iTunes to download and manage apps, the removal of the App Store app could be a huge problem. Fortunately, there is a simple workaround for bringing the App Store app back into iTunes.
You can download iTunes 12.6.3 to get the App Store back on your machine. In this guide, we will show you how to install iTunes 12.6.3 to get the App Store back into iTunes.
How to install iTunes 12.6.3 on your Mac to get back the App Store
Step one: First off, you need to go to Apple’s official support page. You can head over to this link (note that if you install this version of iTunes, you will not get any prompt to update iTunes)
Step two: Next up, select the iTunes version (12.6.3) you wish to download. Once you are done, move your cursor over the Dock and click on Downloads folder (If you don’t see the Downloads folder, you can open it from the Finder)
Step three: Once the download is complete, locate the iTunes installation file and then double-click on Install iTunes.pkg to proceed
Step four: Now just simply click on Continue and hit Continue again. After that, hit Install and then your computer will start installing iTunes on your device. Once done, hit Close and open iTunes on your computer.
Step five: You now can download and manage apps in iTunes.
How to fix the iTunes Library.itl problem with iTunes 12.6.3
If you have trouble installing iTunes 12.6.3 on your machine, don’t worry because we are here to help.
Step one: First off, head to the Applications folder and locate iTunes. Once you have found it, hold down on the Option key (make sure you double-click the iTunes icon at the same time)
Step two: Once you are done, select the library file. This will bring up iTunes and you now can manage your apps.
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