Apple’s new Mac M1s are all the hype these days. The performance and battery life on the machines has received a lot of praise over the past few days. The new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini feature Apple’s first ARM chip capable of running iPhone and iPad applications. This has become possible thanks to the similar architecture between macOS and iOS or iPadOS. With that said, we’re going to walk you through how to install iPhone and iPad apps on your new Mac M1.
The developers of iOS and iPadOS update their applications with support for macOS. Some apps are not yet compatible, but maybe they will be updated in the near future. While there is a workaround to install apps that are not yet optimized for the M1 chip, it does require additional software. Moreover, you will also need to connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac M1 in order to install apps that are not available on the Mac App Store.
For now, we’ll stick to the easy method on how to install iPhone and iPad apps on your new Mac M1 from the Mac App Store. For your convenience, we’ve compiled some simple steps you can follow to install iPhone and iPad apps on your new Mac M1.
Install iPhone and iPad apps on your new Mac M1 from the mac App Store
- The first thing you have to do is start the Mac App Store.
- Click on your profile located at the bottom left of the application.
- Choose ” iPhone & iPad Apps ” under Account.
- Click on the Download button beside from any application.
That’s all there is to it. The iOS or iPadOS app will be installed on your new Mac M1. You can launch the installed application through the application folder or from the Launchpad.
Note that if you are looking for a specific app, you can always search by name in the Mac App Store. Once you have found the dedicated application, clickon the tab »iPhone & iPad Apps Under the list of results. You’ll see the apps that were originally designed for iOS or iPadOS devices.
Additionally, you will also see apps with a warning that says ” Not verified for macOS“. This means that this specific application is not compatible to run on a Mac. Apps that do not have the warning written under the app name can be installed and have been optimized by the app developer.
That’s all there is to it. Have you got your hands on the new Mac Mini, MacBook Air, or the MacBook Pro with Apple’s M1 chip? Would you be ready to give the iPhone and iPad apps a swing on your new M1 powered Mac?