It appears some iPad users are seeing a bug in the iOS App Store that avoids them from having the ability to find and download iPhone-only apps. When utilizing an iPad to search for an app that’s only readily available on the iPhone like Instagram or Snapchat, results do not list iPhone-only apps even when the “iPhone Only” filter is switched on.
For instance, in a search for “Snapchat” on an iPad Air 2 with the “iPhone Only” option picked, the outcomes that are displayed consist of only universal apps made by third-party companies. The real Snapchat app does not turn up in the results at all, preventing it from being installed on an iPad. A test for a number of other iPhone-only apps exposed the very same search mistake.
It is unclear when this App Store search bug began, but we initially saw a concern last night and a MacRumors reader notified us to the issue this morning. It is also unclear if all users are experiencing the concern, however each of the iPads we tested failed to bring up the proper search outcomes.
It’s likely this is a mistake that Apple will certainly fix shortly, and while iPhone only apps can’t be downloaded by means of search, they’re still offered in the list of bought apps. Installing an iPhone-only app on the iPad can be done by installing it on an iPhone first and after that downloading it on the iPad from the purchased list. It’s likewise possible to look for the app in Safari to obtain a direct connect to it in the App Store.