Apple removes built-in App Store section with the new iTunes update

Ken Copeland
September 14, 2017

If you don't have Kodi on your device, then the process is a little more hard than installing a regular app from the app store. The update also makes some interface changes and does away with saving backups of the apps installed on your devices.

In the update prompt, Apple mentions, "If you previously used iTunes to sync apps or ringtones on your iOS device, use the new App Store or Sounds Settings on iOS to redownload them without your Mac".

This new change effectively means that users can now download apps or ringtones only from their iOS devices. Apple's support page links to instructions on how to download each type of content that has been eliminated.

Here's how you can clean install iOS 11 GM on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch right now. That's it. Now you have the latest version of Apple's mobile OS and the all new features that come with it.

The new iTunes is available for download on the Mac App Store through the Software Update mechanism. And you won't need to swipe across to a second screen to access the music control centre.

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Click on the Update button at the top of the app.

The new App Store for iOS 11 will have a new Today tab which will have original stories from Apple's editors from around the world talking about the newest and latests apps.

iOS 11 was first announced at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) and has been in the hands of those on Apple's beta program for a number of months already - hence, there won't be any surprises. Learn how to redownload books on an iOS device.

For most people, though, it is the loss of the App Store which is the biggest surprise in iTunes 12.7.

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