If you haven’t installed the iPhone and iPad apps on the M1 MacBook Air, Pro, Mini, you’re missing out, but no more longer. After following the given steps, you will surely be able to run your favorite iPhone and iPad apps like Instagram, Netflix, Hulu, and much more on your M1 Mac.
There are two methods to download iPhone or iPad Apps on M1 Mac:
1. Installing apps From the Mac App Store
2. Installing apps from 3rd party software using sideloading.
Installing iPhone and iPad apps from the Mac App Store.
Using Mac App Store search
You can search for iPhone and iPad apps names in the Mac App Store you want to install. However, the search results default to Mac apps, so you’ll need to click on the “iPhone and iPad Apps” tab under the result list after entering your search terms.
Download Apps you already own
1)Open the Mac App Store.
2)Click on your profile in the bottom left corner of the Mac App.
3)Under account, choose”iPhone & iPad Apps.”
4)Next to any app you want to download, click on the download button.
5)The app will be installed like any other Mac app and can be opened up from Launchpad or the Applications folder.
Some of the Mac App Store apps are labeled with a warning “Not Verified for macOS,” which means it is not optimized to use on M1 Mac.
Installing apps from 3rd party software
Before reading more about 3rd party software, you need to know that this is not an official method, and there are reports that Apple is actively trying to block unauthorized installations.
So, the instructions mentioned below may or may not work.
1)Download and launch iMazing.
2) Plug your iPhone or iPad into M1 Mac.
3) Select your device on the screen and then choose the Manage Apps feature.
4) Click on Manage Apps at the bottom of the iMazing window.
5) Enter your Apple ID password when asked.
6)Select Library, and then you’ll see a list of apps you own.
7)Right-click on the desired app and choose the Download option to download it to your Library.
8)Right-click on the same app again and then choose the export .ipa option.
9)Choose a destination for the export file like the Applications folder.
10)From the Applications folder, click on the app icon to install the app.
App installed in this way are not optimized for M1 Macs and macOS and are designed for touchscreen devices only, so expect them to run with some bugs and issues while using them.
If you’re planning to download apps like Hulu and Netflix, remember that you won’t be able to watch content in full-screen mode, but you can download content for offline usage just like on an iPhone or iPad.
Even after Apple widely blocks installations from 3rd party sources, you’ll still have access to the apps you’ve already installed. Apple’s attempt to stop sideloading of apps appears to only focus on new installations.
So I insist you follow the steps mentioned above and try your LUCK.