It appears some iPad users are seeing a bug in the iOS App Store that prevents them from being able to locate and download iPhone-only apps. When making use of an iPad to look for an app that’s only readily available on the iPhone like Instagram or Snapchat, outcomes do not list iPhone-only apps even when the “iPhone Only” filter is turned on.
For example, in a look for “Snapchat” on an iPad Air 2 with the “iPhone Just” option picked, the outcomes that are shown include only universal apps made by third-party business. 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 revealed the very same search error.
It is not clear when this App Store search bug started, but we initially saw a concern last night and a MacRumors reader informed us to the problem this morning. It is likewise not clear if all users are experiencing the problem, but each of the iPads we checked failed to bring up the appropriate search engine result.
It’s most likely this is a mistake that Apple will repair shortly, and while iPhone just apps cannot be downloaded through search, they’re still available in the list of bought apps. Setting up an iPhone-only app on the iPad can be done by installing it on an iPhone initially 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.