By Jim Karpen on Sun, 01/31/2016
Several times when I've gone to the App Store to download a popular app such as Periscope, Snapchat, or Instagram, I initially get frustrated. That's because the App Store recognizes that I'm on an iPad and only shows me apps designed for the iPad. Then I remember that I need to change the default "iPad only" setting in the app to "iPhone only." I'm then able to download iPhone apps that haven't been designed specifically for the iPad.
Let's say I want to put Snapchat on my iPad. I open the App Store app on my iPad and type in "Snapchat." As you can see, the autocomplete feature even suggests there's an iPad version of Snapchat.
But when I do the search, the Snapchat app doesn't appear. The only Snapchat apps that come up are third-party apps that interact with your Snapchat account.
To download the actual Snapchat app, go to the top left corner of the App Store app and tap on "iPad only."
A dropdown menu will appear that lets you select "iPhone only."
Select that and the app automatically executes the search again. The Snapchat app will now appear in the search results. You can now download it to your iPad.
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