How to copy .ipa with iFunBox from iphone to iPad?

Hey, one of my favorite video effects apps just had an update. I updated my iPad only to learn that the devs have gone subscription with it. Most of the original features are still there except for the HD video export. Before... that app I bought... supported import/export of 4k video. The devs have now made that feature ONLY available if you sign up for a subscription. They took away a feature the paid app already had, and made it subscription only.

That sucks, but in the meantime... I don't think the app before the update today was universal. So, I haven't updated my iPhone install of Hyperspektiv yet.

I'm trying to use iFunBox to get my iPhone .ipa install copied to my desktop and then copy it back to my iPad instead of the updated .ipa install.

iFunBox doesn't appear to be letting me copy Hyperspektiv off my iPhone though. I've never done it before, so I'm hoping I'm just doing it wrong. Any suggestions?

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  • Hmmm... I thought this would be easy with ifunbox but maybe the iDevices have to be jail broken?

    In any case... if you have the Hyperspektiv app and like being able to import/export 4K video clips... but don’t want to have to buy a subscription... don’t install the current Hyperspektiv update.

  • edited March 13

    @skiphunt Do it in itunes as follows
    1.launch itunes
    2.In iTunes in left column theres a tab usually says “Music” as default Change that to Apps
    3.in top menu bar go to Accounts then Scroll to Purchases
    4. Your App Purchases will appear. Notice the tabs Library&Not in my Library (meaning .ips saved to your mac or not in the following location Now click on app you want to download
    Mac/Finder/Documents/Music or the Music tab if you set it to show in the Mac Sidebar
    5. In your Music Folder goto itunes/itunes media/mobile applications (this is where your.ipa will be saved.
    Note : i think this ipa download function was stopped a few itunes updates ago but give it a try.
    I personally save all my ipa files then upload to Dropbox and hardrives.
    Cool

  • @skiphunt what i funbox can do is Install the .ipa files which is excellent.Theres the Instal tab at the top of iFunbox screen.

  • @stormbeats said:
    @skiphunt Do it in itunes as follows
    1.launch itunes
    2.In iTunes in left column theres a tab usually says “Music” as default Change that to Apps
    3.in top menu bar go to Accounts then Scroll to Purchases
    4. Your App Purchases will appear. Notice the tabs Library&Not in my Library (meaning .ips saved to your mac or not in the following location Now click on app you want to download
    Mac/Finder/Documents/Music or the Music tab if you set it to show in the Mac Sidebar
    5. In your Music Folder goto itunes/itunes media/mobile applications (this is where your.ipa will be saved.
    Note : i think this ipa download function was stopped a few itunes updates ago but give it a try.
    I personally save all my ipa files then upload to Dropbox and hardrives.
    Cool

    Thanks! But, if I do this... won't iTunes just download the most current version in the app store? I haven't updated my iPhone install and want to somehow save it to my hard drive without updating it... then install that on my iPad where I mistakenly had updated the app, which took a key feature away and made it only accessible again if I buy a subscription.

    Unscrupulous when devs do this. I don't have an issue with devs wanting to go subscription or adding features via IAP... anything added that's "new" is fair game. What I have a problem with is devs selling an app that includes certain features, then taking those features away and asking you to buy a subscription to get them back. That's not cool in my book.

  • edited March 13

    @skiphunt said:

    @stormbeats said:
    @skiphunt Do it in itunes as follows
    1.launch itunes
    2.In iTunes in left column theres a tab usually says “Music” as default Change that to Apps
    3.in top menu bar go to Accounts then Scroll to Purchases
    4. Your App Purchases will appear. Notice the tabs Library&Not in my Library (meaning .ips saved to your mac or not in the following location Now click on app you want to download
    Mac/Finder/Documents/Music or the Music tab if you set it to show in the Mac Sidebar
    5. In your Music Folder goto itunes/itunes media/mobile applications (this is where your.ipa will be saved.
    Note : i think this ipa download function was stopped a few itunes updates ago but give it a try.
    I personally save all my ipa files then upload to Dropbox and hardrives.
    Cool

    Thanks! But, if I do this... won't iTunes just download the most current version in the app store? I haven't updated my iPhone install and want to somehow save it to my hard drive without updating it... then install that on my iPad where I mistakenly had updated the app, which took a key feature away and made it only accessible again if I buy a subscription.

    Unscrupulous when devs do this. I don't have an issue with devs wanting to go subscription or adding features via IAP... anything added that's "new" is fair game. What I have a problem with is devs selling an app that includes certain features, then taking those features away and asking you to buy a subscription to get them back. That's not cool in my book.

    @skiphunt actually yes your right. Most recent. Yep all the subscription crap should be banned. Its not cool
    You might be able to get the developer via email to email your ipa version. Its bit like the Algorridim djay app they done the same unfair subscription thing. Its not fair trade at all. Hope you get it sorted

  • @stormbeats Just tried what you suggest... you must be running legacy OS. I'm running the latest Mojave. It doesn't show "Apps"

  • That's really sneaky of them as they don't mention it in the description... Luckily I have it backed on my computer. Worked fine for me installing from ifunbox on Windows 10.

    Yeah you can extract the ipa from your iphone and then reinstall it on your ipad :)
    On windows version you select the ipa and you can see the option to extract it.

  • @Carnbot said:
    That's really sneaky of them as they don't mention it in the description... Luckily I have it backed on my computer. Worked fine for me installing from ifunbox on Windows 10.

    Yeah you can extract the ipa from your iphone and then reinstall it on your ipad :)
    On windows version you select the ipa and you can see the option to extract it.

    Does Windows still backup by copying the ipa? I am pretty sure that on MacOS, that method of backing up (sadly) ended years ago. I think the last iTunes that did that was associated with Snow Leopard (X.6). Could be wrong about that. The backups are now in ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync and are encrypted.

  • @espiegel123 said:

    @Carnbot said:
    That's really sneaky of them as they don't mention it in the description... Luckily I have it backed on my computer. Worked fine for me installing from ifunbox on Windows 10.

    Yeah you can extract the ipa from your iphone and then reinstall it on your ipad :)
    On windows version you select the ipa and you can see the option to extract it.

    Does Windows still backup by copying the ipa? I am pretty sure that on MacOS, that method of backing up (sadly) ended years ago. I think the last iTunes that did that was associated with Snow Leopard (X.6). Could be wrong about that. The backups are now in ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync and are encrypted.

    Well, you can backup the ipas on Windows still with itunes if that's what you mean, I'm not sure about all versions of itunes but I'm currently using 12.5.5.5

    Current ifunbox still works for extracting and installing ipas from the devices for me at the moment too.

  • @Carnbot said:

    @espiegel123 said:

    @Carnbot said:
    That's really sneaky of them as they don't mention it in the description... Luckily I have it backed on my computer. Worked fine for me installing from ifunbox on Windows 10.

    Yeah you can extract the ipa from your iphone and then reinstall it on your ipad :)
    On windows version you select the ipa and you can see the option to extract it.

    Does Windows still backup by copying the ipa? I am pretty sure that on MacOS, that method of backing up (sadly) ended years ago. I think the last iTunes that did that was associated with Snow Leopard (X.6). Could be wrong about that. The backups are now in ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync and are encrypted.

    Well, you can backup the ipas on Windows still with itunes if that's what you mean, I'm not sure about all versions of itunes but I'm currently using 12.5.5.5

    Current ifunbox still works for extracting and installing ipas from the devices for me at the moment too.

    Which version of ifunbox are you using? Mine isn't letting me extract it from my iPhone

  • @skiphunt said:

    @Carnbot said:

    @espiegel123 said:

    @Carnbot said:
    That's really sneaky of them as they don't mention it in the description... Luckily I have it backed on my computer. Worked fine for me installing from ifunbox on Windows 10.

    Yeah you can extract the ipa from your iphone and then reinstall it on your ipad :)
    On windows version you select the ipa and you can see the option to extract it.

    Does Windows still backup by copying the ipa? I am pretty sure that on MacOS, that method of backing up (sadly) ended years ago. I think the last iTunes that did that was associated with Snow Leopard (X.6). Could be wrong about that. The backups are now in ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync and are encrypted.

    Well, you can backup the ipas on Windows still with itunes if that's what you mean, I'm not sure about all versions of itunes but I'm currently using 12.5.5.5

    Current ifunbox still works for extracting and installing ipas from the devices for me at the moment too.

    Which version of ifunbox are you using? Mine isn't letting me extract it from my iPhone

    I'm using ifunbox 3.0

  • @Carnbot said:

    @skiphunt said:

    @Carnbot said:

    @espiegel123 said:

    @Carnbot said:
    That's really sneaky of them as they don't mention it in the description... Luckily I have it backed on my computer. Worked fine for me installing from ifunbox on Windows 10.

    Yeah you can extract the ipa from your iphone and then reinstall it on your ipad :)
    On windows version you select the ipa and you can see the option to extract it.

    Does Windows still backup by copying the ipa? I am pretty sure that on MacOS, that method of backing up (sadly) ended years ago. I think the last iTunes that did that was associated with Snow Leopard (X.6). Could be wrong about that. The backups are now in ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync and are encrypted.

    Well, you can backup the ipas on Windows still with itunes if that's what you mean, I'm not sure about all versions of itunes but I'm currently using 12.5.5.5

    Current ifunbox still works for extracting and installing ipas from the devices for me at the moment too.

    Which version of ifunbox are you using? Mine isn't letting me extract it from my iPhone

    I'm using ifunbox 3.0

    Drat! Mac OS version only goes up to 1.8 and it's from 2016. Maybe I'll try my wife's PC later. Thanks

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